Group CFO & Invesment Director, Asia Strategic Holdings (Wall Street English Limited. )
Jonathan Kolb serves as the Group CFO and Investment Director. He joined Asia Strategic in 2015 based in Myanmar and led the Group’s early efforts to establish its hospitality, education and service businesses. In 2021, he relocated to Vietnam and is now spearheading investment efforts into new sectors and geographies.
Before joining Asia Strategic, he spent over eight years in finance, of which the last five were with Center Square Investment Management, a listed real estate fund manager, first in Philadelphia and then in Singapore to establish the Asian operations. Prior to attending business school, he worked as a commercial lending underwriter at Bank of America in Chicago.
Jonathan has an MBA from INSEAD and bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accountancy from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a registered CPA in Illinois. He currently serves as an executive board member for Asia Strategic.
Statement of Interest/Vision
As an active member with AmCham in Myanmar and Vietnam for the past eight years, I have witnessed the influence and impact the chamber has on business relations and community development. Being a “force for good” is a shared value and embedded in my companies’ cultural values, particularly as we focus on training and upskilling people through our various educational offerings.
AmCham can play a major role in helping Vietnam rise and realize its potential by leveraging integral American attributes, such as critical thinking and problem solving. Pushing educational initiatives and helping American companies enter Vietnam would facilitate knowledge transfer, increase sustainable commerce, and help set Vietnam on a shared path towards wealth and prosperity. This would also open many avenues to charitable giving that would improve the situations of those less fortunate.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how I can help the American business community.