Business Intelligence Briefing: Vietnam Fintech Outlook 2022
|Virtual and physical participation are available.
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Start the new year with a discussion with Vietnam’s fintech leaders: Momo Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman Diep Nguyen; Timo CEO Henry Nguyen; and TVS Managing Director and Finhay and Momo investor Thao Nguyen to learn expert insights about prospects for Vietnam’s dynamic fintech market.
Whether you are in the fintech sector or not, its development likely will affect how your company operates and how you go about your daily life in Vietnam.
Vietnam is forecast to be the fastest grouping fintech market in Southeast Asia. With mobile phone use by more than 80% of the population and low bank penetration through the country, Vietnam already had high potential for fintech growth. COVID lockdowns accelerated this growth. In December, with $200 million of Series E funding led by Shihuzu Bank, e-wallet Momo’s valuation reportedly crossed $2 billion as it became the fourth tech unicorn in Vietnam, joining VNG, VNPay, and Sky Mavis.
Join this panel of experts, together with Moderator AmCham Capital Markets and Financial Services Committee Co-Chair and VinaCapital Head of Business Development Eric Levinson, to learn more about the outlook for fintech in Vietnam in 2022.
Panel discussion followed by networking cocktail reception. Virtual participation also possible. Register now!
|4:00 PM||Check-in for physical guests|
|4:15 PM||Check-in for virtual guests|
|4:30 PM||Welcome remarks|
|4:35 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A|
|6:00 PM||Networking reception
Event ends for virtual guests
|7:30 PM||Event ends|
AmCham Members: VND 650,000
Non-members: VND 800,000
AmCham Members: VND 300,000
Non-members: VND 450,000
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman
Nguyen Ba Diep is Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman of MoMo – Vietnam Number One eWallet which provide which serves 20 million customers in the country.
With 25 years of experience Fintech & technology, and as a key member of MoMo’s leadership team, Mr. Diep is responsible for government relation, legal & business development. He also is founding member and vice chairman of Vietnam Fintech Club – member of Vietnam Banking Association.
Mr.Diep graduated from HCMC University of Technology with BSc degree in Electric & Electronic. He also earned his MBA from Curtin University – Australia.
As a traditional MoMo member, Diep regularly participates with MoMo team in enduring sport events such as Ironman & Marathon.
Chief Executive Officer
Timo Digital Bank Vietnam
Henry Nguyen is currently the CEO of Timo, Vietnam’s pioneer digital bank, and the Chairman of Phoenix Holdings, an investment company focused on operations in technology, retail/consumer, fintech, sports & media. Prior to Phoenix, he has also served as the Managing General Partner of IDG Ventures Vietnam, a private equity firm focused on consumer, technology, media, and telecom investments in Vietnam. In addition to these two roles, Henry is also the Developmental Licensee for all McDonald’s restaurants in Vietnam as well as a Founding Trustee of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), the country’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning. In addition to his activities in Vietnam, he is the Founding Owner and Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), the newest club in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Henry Nguyen is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and an Asia 21 Fellow of the Asia Society. He has been bestowed with many honors including “Asia Game Changer” by the Asia Society for his leadership in bridging cultures through policy, business, arts, and education initiatives. He was also honored with the John Connor Humanitarian Award 2015 by Operation Smile due to his deep contribution in the role of the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Operation Smile Vietnam. He has served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and he is currently a member of the Advisory Board of ASEAN Business Club, the regional business platform to support Southeast Asian economic integration.
Henry earned his B.A. (Magna cum Laude) in Classics at Harvard University, and his M.D. and M.B.A. from Northwestern University Medical School and the Kellogg School of Management.
Managing Director, Thien Viet Securities
Finhay and Momo Investor
She has been the Managing Director, Head of Thien Viet Securities (TVS), a boutique investment firm, based in Ho Chi Minh City since 2008 before being appointed as the CEO of TVS in 2013. Prior to joining TVS in 2007 as Research Manager, she was a Senior Financial Analyst at Ameriquest Capital Holdings, one of the largest US mortgage lenders and worked at other financial institutions in America. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics from the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO) in Russia in 1997 and an MBA from California in 2005.
Co-Chair, AmCham Capital Markets and Financial Services Committee
Head of Business Development, VinaCapital
Eric joined VinaCapital in 2020 to lead business development for both its domestic retail and international products. In this role, he has been focusing on expanding relationships with banks and other investment partners, enhancing training for sales teams, and overseeing marketing. He is also taking a lead in working with the product development team to develop and launch new solutions that meet the evolving needs of the fast-growing domestic market. Eric is also partnering with the leaders of VinaCapital’s Alternative Investment Platform, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, and renewable energy, to market their solutions to institutional investors globally.
Eric brings to VinaCapital over 25 years of experience in asset management and wealth management. He has held senior roles in management, sales, and strategy as a Managing Director at AllianceBernstein, Hartford Funds and New York Life.
Eric earned a BA from Occidental College in Diplomacy & World Affairs, with a minor in Asian Studies.