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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
Executive Director

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.

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.

Dr. Le Anh Tuan
DEPUTY CIO, HEAD OF RESEARCH

Tuan received an MBA from Willamette University in 2003 with highest distinction, and then spent a year at Merrill Lynch in private wealth management. In 2004 he joined the doctorate program at Pennsylvania State University, and was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2008. Soon afterwards he was recruited by Dragon Capital as Chief Economist, and in 2010 was appointed Head of Research. Tuan has led numerous technical assistance projects for the firm with Vietnam’s State Bank, State Treasury and Ministry of Finance. He serves on the Investment Committees of the equity and fixed-income funds managed by Dragon Capital. He became Deputy CIO in 2016 and was appointed Co-Portfolio Manager of the IPO/Placing Platform in 2017.

Beat Schuerch
CEO

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 before being appointed CEO in 2018.

Le Anh Minh
Executive Director

Mr. Le Anh Minh, a Fulbright Scholar, graduated from Vietnam’s Banking University in 1991. He was recruited by Peregrine, where he completed the country’s first M&A deal with the take-over of Dai Nam Bank. He helped to restructure the bank and ran its business development and credit activities. In 1996-98, Mr. Le Anh Minh attended Wharton Business School, earned an MBA and then returned to Vietnam as Coca-Cola’s regional Financial Services Manager. He joined Dragon Capital Group Limited in 2002 and served as CFO until 2015, when he became CEO. From 2018, he serves as its Executive Director. He is an Australian CPA, sits on the Board of Ho Chi Minh Securities Corporation (HSC) and was a director of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk).

Nick Ainsworth
CMO

Nick graduated in 1983 from Cambridge University. In 1986, while employed at New Japan Securities Europe, he received an MBA from City University. He then joined Morgan Stanley and moved to Tokyo where he specialized in Japanese equity and derivative sales. In 1994 he moved to Morgan Stanley’s Hong Kong office and was promoted to senior roles in regional sales and sales management, with a hedge-fund focus. In 2008 he was recruited by Macquarie Securities HK as Head of Regional Cash Sales. Then in 2012 he re-located to the independent research firm IND-X to market its products. He joined Dragon Capital in June 2016.

Duong Do Quyen
HEAD OF PRIVATE CAPITAL

Quyen graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2003 with a master’s degree in commerce, and joined Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused PE firm, in the same year. Initially she worked as a deal partner, and then in 2006 was put in charge of due diligence and execution. In 2007, she led the fund raising of Vietnam Azalea Fund, which was closed at $100m. She served as VAF’s Portfolio Manager, and as member of its Board of Directors and its Investment Committee. Quyen left Mekong Capital in 2008 to become the Vietnam Consultant at Lombard Investments, a PE firm operating in South East Asia. Then in 2010 she joined Dragon Capital as Head of Private Equity and was promoted to lead the Private Capital department of Dragon Capital in 2017.

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.

Vu Huu Dien
DEPUTY CIO, VEIL PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Dien has a master’s degree in Business and Information System co-granted by the Solvay Business School of ULB (Bruxelles, Belgium) and the Ho Chi Minh City Open University. In 2000, he joined Dragon Capital as a senior analyst and later was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance and then Co-Manager of Vietnam Enterprise Investments Limited (VEIL), Vietnam Growth Fund Limited (VGF) and Vietnam Dragon Fund Limited (VDF). Since 2010, he is the Portfolio Manager of VEIL and in 2015, VGF was merged into VEIL, making VEIL the largest Vietnam-focused investment fund. He is also a Deputy CIO, leading Dragon Capital’s deal origination group and helping the CIO overseeing the investment team.

Dragon Capital Group's Board Members
Le Anh Minh
Executive Director

Mr. Le Anh Minh, a Fulbright Scholar, graduated from Vietnam’s Banking University in 1991. He was recruited by Peregrine, where he completed the country’s first M&A deal with the take-over of Dai Nam Bank. He helped to restructure the bank and ran its business development and credit activities. In 1996-98, Mr. Le Anh Minh attended Wharton Business School, earned an MBA and then returned to Vietnam as Coca-Cola’s regional Financial Services Manager. He joined Dragon Capital Group Limited in 2002 and served as CFO until 2015, when he became CEO. From 2018, he serves as its Executive Director. He is an Australian CPA, sits on the Board of Ho Chi Minh Securities Corporation (HSC) and was a director of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk).

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
Executive Director

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.

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.

Nicholas Roberts
Independent Non-Executive Director

Nick began his career with 6 years as a management consultant at Spicer and Oppenheim. He joined the UK institutional fund management team at Mercury Asset Management, becoming a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), managing institutional equity portfolios. After 12 years at MLIM, Nick worked in private equity before gaining his Masters in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London. Nick joined the Global Thematic Equity team at Sarasin & Partners in 2008 and is a partner of the firm, heading its international institutional business. Nick was appointed an INED of DCG in February 2016 and sits also as a member of the Investment Committee of the Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund.

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 prevously 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 Arpil 2012 and 26 January 2016, resigning following the merger of VEIL with VGF. Farida was re-elected to DCG’s Board on 4 Febuary 2016.

Raphael Gaglio
Non-executive director

Raphael is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Caldera Pacific, an independent private equity firm based in Hong Kong and Korea. Prior to Caldera Pacific, Raphael was a Managing Partner at Silverhorn Group which he co-founded in 2010. Before starting up Silverhorn, Raphael was responsible for business development at Apollo Global Management Asia, formerly Holdfast Capital, a Hong Kong based private equity firm which was sold to Apollo Global Management at the beginning of 2010. Prior to joining Holdfast Capital in February 2009, Raphael was a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets group in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division in Hong Kong, where he was involved in the origination and execution of equity and equity-linked transactions for issuers in non-Japan Asia. Raphael started his career with Credit Suisse in 1996 where he held positions in various lines of business including equity derivatives, investment consulting and wealth management.

Conan Buyng Yel Lee
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Conan is CIO of Principal Investment for Samsung Securities since 2016. He oversees investment across equity, fixed income and private market investment. Before he joined Samsung Securities, he was an investment director with Eastspring Investments (formerly Prudential Asset Management) in Singapore for 11 years, where he managed assets sourced from Prudential Insurance and mutual funds across Asia. Prior to join Prudential, he headed PCA Asset Korea’s alternative investment business where he managed derivatives and structured products, passive equity funds and overseas investment for major retail banks and institutional clients. He received a MBA in Finance from Korea University in 1995 and a BA in English Language and Literature from Korea University in 1992.

Careers
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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.