|Peter R. Ryder, Chief Executive Officer, Indochina Capital
Prior to Indochina Capital, Peter was a partner in two New York-based investment companies between 1992-1998, active in investing in Vietnam across various sectors, including real-estate, construction, IT, consumer services and products, banking and education. From 1983–1992, Peter was with Salomon Brothers’ real estate finance group. As Director of the Asia-Pacific region in Tokyo (1987–1990), he was responsible for US$3 billion of investment in office, retail, residential and hotel projects. Peter is a former Chairman of the Hanoi Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce and played a key role in the conclusion of the 1991 US-Vietnam Trade Agreement. He received a Masters of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Beloit College in 1977.
|Richmond Mayo-Smith III, President, Indochina Capital
Prior to Indochina Capital, Rick operated an investment firm between 1991-1998, which was active in HCM City and Hong Kong advising clients and investing in projects valued at over US$100 million. His portfolio of investments covered real estate, tourism, building materials, and food & beverage. During this time, Rick also acted as an advisor to Citicorp Capital and Morgan Stanley, with responsibility for sourcing deal flow in the Indochina region with an emphasis on Vietnam. Rick was the first Chairman of the HCM City chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. He received a Masters of Business Administration in International Business from New York University\\\'s Stern School of Business.
|Tony X. Diep, Managing Director, Indochina Investment Banking
Prior to joining Indochina Land, Tony was a Vice President at JP Morgan in New York for 8 years where he was responsible for structuring and marketing interest rate derivatives. He also worked in the equities division of Goldman Sachs. Tony has an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, a B.S. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Oai Nguyen, Managing Director, Indochina Land
Oai originally joined Indochina Land in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer, transitioning into his current role in 2007. Prior to joining Indochina Land, Oai worked as an Investment Analyst and Fund Controller for 10 years with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc., a former subsidiary of Lend Lease Corporation, Australia. As a Fund Controller, he was responsible for a US$2 billion portfolio. He became a Certified Public Accountant in the United States in 2000.
|Brian Pham, Managing Director of Finance & Operations, Indochina Capital
Brian has over 20 years of experience in Finance, Sales and Marketing. Before joining Indochina Land, Brian was the Vice-General Director, in charge of Finance, Sales and Marketing for V-TRAC Caterpillar. Brian also served as General Director/CFO of ACNielsen/VNU in Vietnam. Brian has a B.S. in Accounting from University of Houston, a Master’s degree in Management from Houston Baptist University and Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business from University of St. Thomas.
|Robert Schiffer, Managing Director, Indochina Renewable Resources
Mr. Schiffer joined Indochina Capital’s management team in 2012. He was most recently the CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Vietnam Trade Council. He initiated a climate change program in Vietnam beginning in 2008 and has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund, Business for Social Responsibility and the Clinton Foundation in the U.S. Vietnam Trade Council Climate Change Program. He has distinguished credentials that range from Wall Street to political appointments, including assignments under two White House Administrations and a New York Governor. He is known as one of Washington\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s leading experts on Vietnam’s commercial and political issues. His longstanding involvement in Vietnam includes an appointment from 1998 to 2001 as Senior Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson. As the Ambassador\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s top political envoy on business matters, he developed new strategies to promote U.S.-Vietnam business and finance, labor standards, and international trade. He is credited for his pivotal role in the successful negotiation of the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and the OPIC-Vietnam Bilateral Investment Agreement. His Wall Street experience from 1981-1992 includes ranking positions with Drexel Burnham (Managing Director of the East Coast Public Finance Group), L.F Rothschild (Managing Director), A.G. Becker (Senior Vice President – firm later known as Becker Paribas) and Bear Stearns and Company (Vice President). His civic activities have included serving as Chairman of the New York State Real Estate Advisory Board to the Governor and Chairman of the Committee for Housing New York.
|Binh Van Tran, Managing Director, Indochina Finance & Investment
Binh joined Indochina Capital in 2000 and manages the firm\\\'s key relationships with local banks and financial institutions. He is also is responsible in-part for government affairs and plays a key role in the execution of client transactions. Binh\\\'s transactional experiences include industries such as real estate, tourism, entertainment, education, healthcare, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Indochina Capital, Binh was with Nomura Securities\\\' Vietnam operations based in Hanoi. Binh was awarded an AusAID scholarship for academic excellence and attended the University of New South Wales, Australia where he received a BEc in Economics and Finance.
|Hien Bui, Head of Corporate Counsel, Indochina Capital
Hien has over 12 years of experience in legal practice. Prior to joining Indochina Capital in 2006, Hien worked as Senior Legal Associate at Vovan & Associates, a Paris based law firm in Vietnam, and Banca Del Gottardo (Swiss Private Bank) in Geneva, Switzerland. Hien has a Masters in Business Law (with Honors) from the University of Geneva and a Master in French-Vietnamese Law from University of Paris II-Panthéon-Assas.
|Kenny Low, Chief Investment Officer, Indochina Renewable Resources
Mr. Low joined Indochina Capital’s infrastructure division in 2012 as its Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning five continents in the development and financing of infrastructure projects in the power, telecommunications and transportation sectors. Prior to joining the firm, he was the Deputy Managing Director of VinaCapital’s infrastructure division, where he co-managed a US$200 million private equity fund focused on infrastructure investments in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Between 2004-2010, he was with PSA International, the world’s largest container terminal operator based in Singapore. As the Senior Manager of Global Business Development, he successfully spearheaded PSA’s first port project in Vietnam in 2010 and was subsequently appointed Vice-Chairman of the joint venture company. In addition, he has held director level finance roles with Edison Mission Energy in United States and Asia, where he successfully raised over US$2 billion in financing for the company’s acquisition of electricity assets in Victoria and South Australia. He holds a M.B.A. (Honors) from the Sid Craig School of Business, California State University, Fresno. He is fluent in Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia/Bahasa Indonesia, and has basic understanding of Arabic and Spanish.