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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
At Dragon Capital, everything we do is done through teamwork. Every team member is encouraged to contribute ideas, and there are no hierarchical boundaries or ceilings. This open and sharing culture sets us apart in the investment world, and enhances our business edge.
Ownership
By encouraging a sense of ownership, we empower staff and create greater job satisfaction. A vibrant teams spirit means we attract exceptional people who stay with us for the long term. In an industry with high staff turnover, Dragon Capital has retained all its leading people.
Dragon Capital Group's Senior Management
Dominic Scriven, OBE
Executive Chairman

Born in the UK, Dominic graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Law and Sociology, then worked in financial markets in London and Hong Kong.

He studied at Hanoi General University for two years, then founded Dragon Capital in 1994. Fluent in Vietnamese, Dominic actively promotes financial market development and governance, and is a director of various Vietnamese public companies. He received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth in 2006, and was awarded the Labour Medal by the Vietnamese President in 2014.

His interests and passions range from Vietnamese art – for which he was made an Honorary Member of the Vietnamese Heritage Association – to biodiversity and eliminating the illegal trade in wildlife.

Alex Pasikowski
Deputy Ceo

Alex joined Morgan Stanley as an analyst in 1984, working first at its London and New York offices, then later Japan and Hong Kong where he was responsible for proprietary trading books in Australia, Pacific and South East Asia.

In 1991, he joined Swiss Bank Corp Hong Kong and helped establish its Thailand operation. In 1993, he became senior vice president of Lehman Brothers Hong Kong responsible for all Asian cash trading ex-Japan. In 1996, Alex joined Deutsche Securities Hong Kong, moving to its Bangkok office to oversee equity capital markets. He joined Dragon Capital in 2001.

Beat Schuerch
COO

Beat graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland with a master’s degree in economics.

He began his career in Asia with Landis & Gyr Singapore’s energy management division. He then joined Swiss trading company DKSH as country manager responsible for healthcare, chemicals, and consumer products in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Beat moved to Lanamatic in Thailand to develop the company’s Asian machine component business, then joined Synovate Thailand as head of business consulting. In 2006, he moved to Indochina Capital, Vietnam as CFO, then became CEO of its equities division. In 2010, he joined Dragon Capital as COO and head of private markets.

Le Anh Minh
Ceo

Minh graduated from Vietnam’s Banking University in 1991 on a Fulbright Scholarship.

He then joined Peregrine and helped broker Vietnam’s first M&A deal involving the take-over of Dai Nam Commercial Bank.

After helping restructure the bank, Minh ran its business development and credit activities. He earned a master’s degree from Wharton in 1998, then joined Coca-Cola Vietnam as regional financial services manager.

Minh joined Dragon Capital in 2002 and currently oversees its corporate finance activities. He sits on the board of various Vietnamese companies including Vinamilk and Ho Chi Minh Securities.

Bill Stoops
CIO

Bill graduated from Brown University in 1978 with a degree in history. In 1980, he moved to Hong Kong and worked as a journalist and political risk consultant, then joined Schroder Securities in 1983 as an analyst on conglomerates.

In 1985, Bill joined Citicorp in Seoul, opening Korea’s first brokerage rep office. In 1989, he joined Baring Securities, London to run its North Asian equity sales team, moving to New York in 1993 to establish a ‘New Emerging Markets’ sales desk. He then worked for Deutsche Bank and later HSBC, specializing in ‘Emerging Europe.’

In 2006, Bill joined Dragon Capital with responsibility for research and public markets. He was appointed CIO in 2009.

Phan Thi Tuy Van
CFO

Tuy Van graduated from The University of Finance and Accounting, Ho Chi Minh in 1993 with a degree in finance.

After working as an auditor with the Ho Chi Minh tax department, she joined British American Tobacco becoming Head of Strategic Planning and Programmes.

In 2007, she joined Dragon Capital as financial controller then became CFO. She has been a VFM Board of Supervisors member since 2009.

Tom Vaizey
Chief Legal Counsel

After graduating from Oxford University, Tom moved to Hong Kong working first with Baker & McKenzie, then JSM. He then joined Standard Chartered Bank in India as legal counsel, returning to JSM in 1998. After working in Vietnam and Thailand, he moved to JSM’s Hong Kong office as a partner. In 2007, he joined Dragon Capital as senior legal counsel.

Dragon Capital Group's Board Members
Dominic Scriven, OBE
Executive Chairman

Born in the UK, Dominic graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Law and Sociology, then worked in financial markets in London and Hong Kong.

He studied at Hanoi General University for two years, then founded Dragon Capital in 1994. Fluent in Vietnamese, Dominic actively promotes financial market development and governance, and is a director of various Vietnamese public companies. He received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth in 2006, and was awarded the Labour Medal by the Vietnamese President in 2014.

His interests and passions range from Vietnamese art – for which he was made an Honorary Member of the Vietnamese Heritage Association – to biodiversity and eliminating the illegal trade in wildlife.

Alex Pasikowski
Deputy Ceo

Alex joined Morgan Stanley as an analyst in 1984, working first at its London and New York offices, then later Japan and Hong Kong where he was responsible for proprietary trading books in Australia, Pacific and South East Asia.

In 1991, he joined Swiss Bank Corp Hong Kong and helped establish its Thailand operation. In 1993, he became senior vice president of Lehman Brothers Hong Kong responsible for all Asian cash trading ex-Japan. In 1996, Alex joined Deutsche Securities Hong Kong, moving to its Bangkok office to oversee equity capital markets. He joined Dragon Capital in 2001.

Le Anh Minh
Ceo

Minh graduated from Vietnam’s Banking University in 1991 on a Fulbright Scholarship.

He then joined Peregrine and helped broker Vietnam’s first M&A deal involving the take-over of Dai Nam Commercial Bank.

After helping restructure the bank, Minh ran its business development and credit activities. He earned a master’s degree from Wharton in 1998, then joined Coca-Cola Vietnam as regional financial services manager.

Minh joined Dragon Capital in 2002 and currently oversees its corporate finance activities. He sits on the board of various Vietnamese companies including Vinamilk and Ho Chi Minh Securities.

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.

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.

Careers
Explore career opportunities through the current available positions at Dragon Capital
About Vietnam
Vietnam continues to be one of Asia’s most compelling investment stories. With 94 million people – 41% of whom are aged under 25 – this young and dynamic country is the world’s 15th most populous.
Responsible investment
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can influence investment risk and portfolio performance. At Dragon Capital, we therefore integrate ESG considerations into every stage of the investment process.