Marc Townsend, Candidate for Board of Governors, Annual General Meeting 2014

Marc Townsend, Candidate for the Board, 2012Marc Townsend
Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam)

Marc Townsend is the Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam) Co, Ltd. He is responsible for servicing the property requirements of multi-national corporations in Vietnam and the implementation of property management systems into new and existing developments, including presentations to new clients. Mr. Townsend is an active speaker on Vietnam’s real estate market including investment and development throughout Southeast Asia.

Mr. Townsend’s professional experience includes property sales & marketing, investment consultancy, and development consultancy. He is a well rounded property professional who has worked with major properties throughout Southeast Asia. In 1988, Mr. Townsend began his career in Asia at Vigers (HK) Limited where he specialized in Investment sales. He joined CB Richard Ellis in 1995 by opening their office in Manila. After working for a developer and large serviced office provider, Mr. Townsend opened CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., in January 2003.

SIGNIFICANT ASSIGNMENTS
• Regus, General Manager SE ASIA, 1998 – 2002
• Rockwell Land Corporation, Manila 1997 – 1999
• Richard Ellis Philippine, 1995 – 1997
• Vigers, Hong Kong, 1988 – 1995
• Royal Marines, U.K., 1980 – 1988.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ACCREDITATIONS/EDUCATION
• Manila Management Development Programme, Asian Institute of Management, the Philippines.
• Bachelor of Arts Honours, Accounting, Exeter University, UK.
• Montpellier University, France

Vision for AmCham

My vision for Amcham in 2015 is for a well informed, commercial resource supporting American and Vietnamese Companies looking to expand their business and trading activities in South East Asia along ethical lines.

Whilst at the same time working with the Vietnamese government and business community to further explore US trading interests and best practice.

This vision will be executed through a well planned series of forums, interactions and events to inform the membership of market & economic conditions, challenges and opportunities.

Having done a year as Chairman of AmCham HCMC in 2014 I would like to continue working with the Board to finish off some of the issues around TPP, trade, customs and trade facilitation.