Our People

Vietnamese and foreign professionals cover all significant asset classes (public and private equity, fixed income, property and clean development); with extensive skill sets (portfolio managers, economists, analysts, originators, traders, lawyers and client managers).

 

 

Relationships

Excellent relationships underpin everything we do. The encouragement to participate, the lack of restrictions on ideas, and the strict absence of hierarchical boundaries sets Dragon Capital apart in the world of investment management.

Ownership

By fostering a sense of ownership throughout the business, we continue to attract and retain exceptional people, thereby ensuring our ability to maintain outstanding results.  Team spirit within Dragon Capital drives our success. Despite high turnover within the industry as a whole, Dragon Capital has retained all key members who have joined the firm and is majority owned by employees.

Dragon Capital Group's Senior Management

Dragon Capital Group's senior management comprises of:

  • Dominic Scriven, OBE

    Executive Chairman

    Dominic Scriven is British, was educated at Winchester, and graduated from Exeter University in Law and Sociology. His 30 years of investing have ranged from London to Hong Kong, but have been concentrated in Vietnam. He studied at Hanoi General University for two years before founding Dragon Capital in 1994. Dragon Capital is active in investment management, capital markets, and microfinance, and runs capital in the region of US$1.5bn. A Vietnamese speaker, he is an active advocate of financial market development and governance, and is a director of various Vietnamese public companies. He was appointed OBE by the British Queen in 2006, and awarded the Labour Medal by the Vietnamese President in 2014. His external interests range from Vietnamese art, propaganda, for which he was made an Honorary Member of the Vietnamese Heritage Association; to biodiversity and reduction of the illegal wildlife trade.

  • Le Anh Minh

    CEO

    Minh handles Dragon Capital's corporate finance activities. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduated from Vietnam's Banking University in 1991. He then went to work for Peregrine, where he completed the country's first M&A deal with the take-over of Dai Nam Commercial Bank. He was instrumental in restructuring the bank and was then seconded to run its business development and credit activities. During 1996-1998, Minh earned an MBA from Wharton, and returned to Vietnam to work for Coca-Cola as regional financial services manager. He sits on the Boards of many Vietnamese Companies, including Vinamilk and Ho Chi Minh Securities Company. He joined Dragon Capital in 2002.

  • Alex Pasikowski

    Deputy CEO

    Alex has over 31 years experience in the securities industry, mostly based in Asia. He joined Morgan Stanley London as an analyst in 1984 before moving to Morgan Stanley & Co New York after which he relocated to Asia and from 1985 to 1991 was based in Japan and Hong Kong for Morgan Stanley and responsible for Morgan Stanley's proprietary trading books in Australia, Pacific and South East Asia. In 1991 he joined Swiss Bank Corp Hong Kong as an associate director with responsibilities for establishing SBC's Thailand operation. In 1993, he relocated back to Hong Kong as a senior vice president of Lehman Brothers responsible for all Asian cash trading ex-Japan. In 1996, Alex joined Deutsche Securities Hong Kong as a director and was seconded to Bangkok where he was responsible for equity capital markets. He joined Dragon Capital Group in 2001.

  • Bill Stoops

    CIO

    Bill graduated from Brown University in 1978 (BA History). He has been working in emerging markets since 1980, starting in Hong Kong, where he was a journalist and political risk consultant. In 1983, he joined Schroder Securities as an analyst on conglomerates. He moved to Seoul in 1985 with Citicorp, to open Korea's first brokerage rep office. In 1989, Bill was recruited by Baring Securities in London to run its North Asian equity sales team. Barings transferred him to New York to establish a "New Emerging Markets" sales desk for the firm in 1993. He went on to specialize in Emerging Europe, and in this capacity also worked for Deutsche Bank and HSBC in 1998-2006. In 2006, Bill moved to Vietnam as a Director of Dragon Capital with responsibility for Research and Capital Markets. He was appointed CIO in 2009.

  • Beat Schuerch

    COO

    Beat spent over 20 years living and working in Southeast Asia, initially with Landis & Gyr's energy management division in Singapore in charge of license and joint venture projects in Asia. He then joined DKSH, a Swiss trading company, as country manager based in Vietnam where he was responsible for the company's Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses in healthcare, chemicals products, and consumer products. Thereafter he was the representative of Lanamatic based in Thailand responsible for developing the company's Asian machine component business and then joined Synovate Thailand Ltd as the head of their business consulting division. In 2006 he returned to Vietnam to work with Indochina Capital where he initially assumed the role of CFO of the Indochina Capital Group and later was promoted to CEO of Indochina Capital's equities division. In 2010 he moved to Dragon Capital where he assumed the role as COO. Beat has a masters degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • Phan Thi Tuy Van

    CFO

    Tuy Van received a BA in Finance at The University of Finance and Accounting of Ho Chi Minh City in year 1993. She is a member of Association Charter Certified Accountant in year 2010 (ACCA). She is a member of Certified Public Accountant Australia in year 2012 (CPA-Aust.). She started her career as a Tax auditor with Tax department of Ho Chi Minh City. After that She spent 12 years working with a multinational company British American Tobacco (BAT) in various finance positions such as financial accounting manager, management accounting manager, marketing finance manager. Her last position with BAT was Head of Strategic Planning and Programe office. In year 2007, she moved to Dragon Capital Group as a Financial Controller and then CFO. Additionally, Tuy Van has been a member of VFM's Board of Supervisor since 2009.

  • Tom Vaizey

    Chief Legal Counsel

    Tom graduated from Oxford University. He has spent over 20 years living and working in Asia, initially with Baker & McKenzie, then JSM, in Hong Kong. He then spent 18 months working as legal counsel with Standard Chartered Bank in India. He rejoined JSM in 1998, working in their Vietnam and Thailand offices before moving back to the Hong Kong office where he became a partner in the firm's commercial department. He joined Dragon Capital in June 2007 as senior legal counsel.

 

Dragon Capital Group's Board Members

Dragon Capital Group's Board Members comprises of:

  • Dominic Scriven, OBE

    Executive Chaiman

  • Le Anh Minh

    CEO

  • Alex Pasikowski

    Deputy CEO

  • Tran Thanh Tan

    CEO of VietFund Management

    Tan was granted a master's degree in management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium).  He has more than 15 years' experience in building and expanding the Vietnam securities markets.  He started at Peregrine Capital Vietnam, then became a co-founder of Dragon Capital Group in 1994.  He has provided consultation on the equitization process for over 20 state-owned enterprises, of which many are now listed in the Vietnam Stock Market.  In 2003, as a representative of Dragon Capital, he established VietFund Management ("VFM") and has been the CEO ever since.  Since the commencement of Dragon Capital's engagement in VFM, he has overseen the development of VFM as the most successful fund management company in Vietnam.  At present, he is a member of VFM Board of Directors and Chairman of the Vietnamese Fund Management Club.

  • Phan Minh Tuan

    Non-executive Director

    Tuan graduated from Kharkov Civil Engineering University (in the former Soviet Union) in 1976 with an honors degree in civil engineering, gaining a U.K. M.Sc. in 1982 from Delft Institute. From 1976 to 1989, he worked as a technical project consultant and manager in a number of projects in Vietnam. In 1989 he joined the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ("VCCI") as project manager. He was seconded by VCCI as office manager to BHP from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, he joined Peregrine Capital Vietnam as general manager of the Hanoi branch. He joined Dragon Capital Group as one of the founders in December 1994 and officially joined in 1997 responsible for relations with regulators.

  • FARIDA KHAMBATA

    CFA - Independent Non-Executive Director

    Farida is Co-Founder, Partner and Global Strategist at Cartica Management, LLC. Prior to founding Cartica Management, she served as the Vice President of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East & North Africa at IFC. She headed IFC's operations in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. Farida was previously nominated to the DCG Board by IFC, and remained on the Board until 16 October 2015, when she resigned following IFC's sale of its shares in the Company. She also served on the VEIL Board between 18 April 2012 and 26 January 2016, resigning following the merger of VEIL with VGF. Farida was re-elected to DCG's Board on 4 February 2016.

  • NICHOLAS ROBERTS

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Nick has more than 20 years experience in asset management, specialising in the Institutional market. Based in London, he is a Partner, Head of International and Global Equity Product Manager at Sarasin & Partners LLP. Nick was previously a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, with both institutional fund management and research responsibilities across a range of sectors. Nick sits on the Investment Committee of Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund. He has a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London and a BA, Honours Degree in Economic and Social Statistics from University of Exeter. Nick holds the ASIP qualification and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the U.K.

  • RAPHAEL GAGLIO

    Non-Executive Director

    Raphael is Managing Partner at Caldera Pacific Group Limited, an investment and advisory group based in Hong Kong. Before that, he spent 11 years at Credit Suisse's offices in Switzerland and Hong Kong, and a number of years with other investment firms such as Holdfast Capital and Silverhorn Investment Advisors Ltd. Raphael graduated from Kaufmaennische Berufsschule in Bern, Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

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