John Rockhold – Chairman
ABBO Investment Consultancy & Engineering
John Rockhold is Executive Director at ABBO Investment Consultancy & Engineering, which is handling an investment profile of over $250 million in Vietnam. He chairs the Power and Energy Working Group in the Vietnam Business Forum (Ministry of Planning and Investment, IFC, World Bank and 17 International Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations).
In 2000, he founded Pacific Rim Investment and Management Inc. (PRIM) out of Los Angeles to work with private international companies on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in and around HCM City and in the Mekong Delta. He has worked with over 50 such investors from USA, Europe, and Asia from investment applications to operations of their industries. In 2011, PRIM joined a Vietnamese, ABBO, to work on FDIs in the areas of shipping, animal feed, fertilizers, resorts, food industries and renewable energy investments. In 2012, he started investments in Wind and Solar power projects as part of Vietnam renewable energy policy.
In 1995, he was Managing Director in establishing Vietnam’s first 100% foreign-invested Environmental Consulting firm, which worked with a number of Utilities/ SOEs in the design, construction and operation of social infrastructure throughout Vietnam. Prior projects include working on strategic corporate and social infrastructure development programs around the world at one of the top 10 Consulting Planning and Engineering firms, 1986-1992 and Project Director for the return of Vietnamese refugees and establishing vocational training centers to integrate them back into society, 1992-1995.
Gavin Smith – Vice chair
Ginny Foote – Vice chair
Nguyen Thanh Hai – Legal Advisor
Luong Hung – Executive Director and Advocacy