Senior Director of Finance, AES Vietnam
James is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in the power and infrastructure sector spanning four continents and more than $5 billion in financings. Currently, he is the CFO of Son My LNG Terminal a joint venture company of AES and PetroVietnam Gas and the Senior Director of Finance for AES Vietnam. He is well-versed in the opportunities and challenges of the energy sector in Vietnam and the region, and has a keen interest in promoting sustainable and innovative solutions. James also currently serves as the co-chair of the Amcham Energy Committee, where he contributes his insights and expertise to the policy dialogue and advocacy efforts including the Direct PPA program and the development of the LNG sector.
James has lived in Vietnam since 2021 with his wife and four children. Prior to Vietnam, James lead the treasury for AES businesses in Europe and Asia.
Statement of Interest/Vision
Over the past year, I had the opportunity to serve as AmCham HCMC Energy Committee co-chair helping to support advocacy on energy policy during a critical time for Vietnam’s energy transition. During this time, I’ve seen the deep commitment of our members to support this transition and engage in extensive stakeholder engagements on this topic. As an AmCham board member, I will support continued collaboration across industry and policy topic with the goal of enhancing the trading relationship between the US and Vietnam. As part of this collaboration, I would like to facilitate cross-industry discussions on regulatory hurdles and successes that can support each AmCham member in understanding how to do business in this dynamic country. I am excited by the opportunity to join the AmCham board and I look forward to contributing to continued success of the organization.