|Dr. Marc Faber, Chairman
A well-known economist, author, and investment advisor, Dr. Faber is often noted for his \"contrarian\" investment approach. Dr. Faber is associated with a large number of funds and institutions around the world including the Iconoclastic International Fund, Baring Chrysalis Fund, Overlook Partner\'s Fund, and the Income Partners\' Global Strategy Fund. Dr. Faber publishes a widely read monthly newsletter \"The Gloom Boom & Doom Report\" and he is the author of several books, including \"Tomorrow\'s Gold\" which was a 2002 bestseller.
|Peter R. Ryder, Chief Executive Officer
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
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.
|Raymond Burghardt, Director
Ambassador Burghardt is a non-executive member of Indochina Capital\'s board of directors. From 2001 to 2004, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Ambassador Burghardt is also the Director of East-West Seminars at the East-West Center. He was formerly the Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan. In addition, he previously served in diplomatic posts in China, Philippines, and South Korea. Ambassador Burghardt\'s earlier diplomatic assignments included the role of Special Assistant to President Reagan and Senior Director of Latin American Affairs on the National Security Council staff. He has served on the Indochina Capital board since 2005.
|Shinji Yamana, Director
Mr. Yamana is the Managing Director of the ORIX Global Business and Alternative Investment Headquarters (Tokyo) as well as the Managing Director of ORIX Investment and Management Private Limited (Singapore). He manages investment portfolios of both Japan and Singapore (worth over US$1 billion) and serves as principal in establishing new investments in emerging markets. He joined ORIX in 1992 and has covered a wide range of roles in international business over more than 17 years including five years in South Korea, where he reorganized ORIX’s equipment-leasing affiliate during Korea’s IMF crisis in 1997. From 2002, he also spent six years in the United States to participate in major strategic acquisitions and assist with restructuring ORIX’s main business in the region.
|Michael W. Michalak, Director
Michael W. Michalak, a career Foreign Service Officer with extensive knowledge and experience in Asia, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam between August 2007 and February 2011. Prior to his position in Vietnam, Ambassador Michalak served as the U.S. Senior Official to APEC, Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs. In his over 30 years of service with the U.S. Department of Statewhere he was assigned to the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the Office for Japan and the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs. He received a group award for valor for his actions in time of crisis when the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad was burned down. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Physics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., respectively. He received a second Master\\\'s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He speaks Chinese and Japanese.