AT A GLANCE

The Singapore Business Group HCM City Chapter (SBG HCMC) is a non-profit organization established on 9 August 1992 by a small group of Singaporean doing business or working in Vietnam.

Since then, it has evolved from a social club with a membership of 30 individuals into a premier business group with membership strength of more than 300 members and is growing.

Besides organizing monthly social networking sessions amongst various business communities, seminars on law and other business related topics, SBG also undertakes charity projects to help the less fortunate in Vietnam.

Since 2001, SBG has set up an educational fund from proceeds of an annual charity golf event to provide scholarship for the needy and deserving Higher Secondary school and university students. To date, 2,795 such students had benefited from this scholarship.”

VISION & MISSION

OUR VISION

To be a caring, cohesive, and reputable premier business group in Vietnam.

OUR MISSION

To actively foster business relations with other business communities whilst promoting social, cultural, recreational, educational and charitable activities.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To act as a source of assistance and guidance for Members.
  • To gather and disseminate relevant information and legislation to Members.
  • To organize seminars and dialogues on relevant business-oriented topics of interest to Members.
  • To promote social, cultural, recreational, and educational activities for its Members and their families.
  • To participate in public and charitable activities for the benefit of Members and the general public.
  • To undertake any other activities that are consistent with the Association’s objectives within the laws of Vietnam.
  • To set up Chapters in various cities and provinces in Vietnam to carry out the objective of the Association.
  • To promote business relations amongst members as well as with Vietnamese enterprises, foreign business entities and business associations.
  • To organize regular networking functions amongst its Members with other business entities, business associations and competent authorities.
  • To co-operate with competent authorities in seeking Members’ feedback on laws, regulations and procedures relevant to enhancing the attractiveness of Vietnam’s business environment.

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

Hello my fellow Singaporeans, SBG Patron, Members, Associates and Business Partners,

I am privileged and proud to continue to serve as President of Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh City for term 2018-2020. Our Executive Committee includes the very finest members of the business community.

As the voice of Singapore businesses in Ho Chi Minh City since 1992, the Singapore Business Group strives to promote a diverse, vibrant and sustainable business community across the region. We exist to focus on helping our members to integrate into the business community in Ho Chi Minh City and we emphasize what makes our Business Group stand out from other non-profit organizations like ours by providing world class services to our members.

The Business Group provides leadership and resources to a diverse audience, including community leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives, employees and educators. We are here to support our members in their various pursuits of business growth.

It is heartening to see our core membership base has grown to 400. We have members from all walks of life and world class industries in plethora disciplines. Without your support, Singapore Business Group would never have achieved this incredible milestone.

Every year we offer numerous business functions and events to help our members develop strategic relationships within the business community. In 2018 alone, we have organized 10 networking functions, business forums and 42 co-host functions. Join us for one of our numerous networking events throughout the year to grow your business!

Whatever your business needs are, Singapore Business Group is here to help your business succeed !

Norman Lim

President

Singapore Business Group

Mr. Norman LimPresident

SBG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

MR. NORMAN LIM

President

Norman Lim has been in Vietnam since 2007. He has previously head two Fortune 500 MNCs, spearheading their businesses in Vietnam from scratch. With his vast Green field experience, he is now working for Metkraft Ltd (a Fisher Barton company) as their President with responsibility over their manufacturing operations and to expand their commercial footprint in Asia Pacific. He has joined SBG Exco as an Executive Member since 2008 and took rein of the chair in 2012. He has worked relentlessly with his team of Exco to bring value and more business focus activities to our members. He is also very active in CSR activities. As a PADI certified Master Instructor, he has been an active marine life conservationist in his previous tour of work in Brunei. And now he has taken over the baton to continue raising Education Funds (an SBG initiative) to help poor but deserving students in and around Ho Chi Minh City to continue their studies.

MR. DANIEL LIM

Vice President

Daniel is an architect trained in the USA and worked in RSP Architects Planners & Engineers for more than 25 years.

He was seconded to head RSP Vietnam office in Nov 2006 and had been working full-time in Vietnam for the past 13 years.

He had been a member of SBG for 11 years and served in the executive committee since the AGM in 2014.

He is part of the Members Relation Team and was involved in preparation and planning of some of the major events of SBG in the past few years.

He enjoys meeting up with new acquaintances, and seeing the Singaporeans build a close working and community spirit with the Vietnamese and expatriates of other countries in Vietnam.

He hopes to be able to meet up, mingle and get to know everyone at the events organized by SBG.

MR. DIXON OH

Vice President

Dixon; Oh Gek Soon is a Singaporean businessman based in Vietnam for almost 19 years since year 2000. He is currently the CEO of Eagle Trading & Logistics Co., Ltd. He is also the Board Member of Aquarius Vietnam JSC and Aquus JSC.

Prior to his current post, Dixon held senior management responsibilities in a number of Singapore-based regional companies. Dixon was first posted to Vietnam as General Director of the Vietnam operations of AP Oil International Ltd, a Singapore mainboard-listed company.

Prior to Vietnam, Dixon worked in a number of countries in East Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

MR. SECK YEE CHUNG

Vice President

Seck Yee Chung leads Baker McKenzie’s M&A, TMT and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, practices in Vietnam. He is ranked as a leading and recommended lawyer in the Corporate, M&A and TMT practices in Vietnam by various league tables (Chamber Asia, IFLR1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500, etc.).

He has dealt with a wide range of investment projects and major M&A deals. He advises and assists on investment, corporate, commercial and compliance/competition matters.  

This includes foreign direct investment, market access and licensing, private and public M&A, commercial contracts and terms of use, data use, privacy and management, competition and merger filing, anti-corruption compliance, promotions and marketing, over a diverse range of sectors, including technology, e-commerce, to consumer products, food and beverages, healthcare, manufacturing, and industrials.

MR. JEFFERY LEE

Honorary Secretary

Jeffery Lee is always searching for local talent in Vietnam since November 2010 due to his involvement in the Executive Search and HR Consulting Services of A8 Resource Co., Ltd. with a focus on developing a talent pool for foreign-invested and domestic enterprises.

In addition, Jeffery and his staffs are continuously working to support clients as a HR Business Partner in manufacturing, IT, financial and business services industries.

As of now, he enjoys facilitating and assessing groups of young people to build their character and prepare for entering the work place through a Moving-to-Greatness Program.

MR. JASON YEO

Honorary Treasurer

With more than 14 years of experience in the banking industry, Jason is a passionate believer that sales is the ultimate of great service. In 2011, he won the national Excellent Service Award (EXSA) Championship, a coveted award for the banking industry in Singapore. Jason now heads up Channels and Digitalization for UOB Vietnam since 2016. He supported in the incorporation of UOB Vietnam subsidiary in 2018 and opened the first branch in Hanoi a year later, the beginning of a new chapter outside Ho Chi Minh City.

With a relatively young population and rapid economic developments in Vietnam, Jason’s focus is to develop a comprehensive network, service and digital strategy to better serve the community and facilitate Foreign Direct Investments into the country. Jason is known to be a people’s person and passionate in championing corporate social responsibility initiatives, specifically in helping less fortunate children to develop their talents. Jason took over as Honorary Treasurer for Singapore Business Group in 2017.

MR. ELIAS ABRAHAM

Committee Member

Elias is APL’s Head of Commercial for the Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar Cluster.

With 170 years of heritage, APL – part of French-based CMA CGM Group – is a global ocean carrier with more than 120 weekly services that call ports in over 70 countries worldwide.

Since joining APL as a Management Trainee in 2000, Elias has held positions covering liner, logistics and terminals in several countries. Elias was APL’s Regional Director for SE Asia/Oceania (2016-2017) based in Singapore and served as APL’s Managing Director in Vietnam (2011-2015) and Sri Lanka (2007-2011). Elias was a Board Member of Vietnam International Container Terminal (VICT) from 2011 till 2016. While in Sri Lanka, he served as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Association of Vessel Operators (SLAVO). Elias had also worked in APL offices in India and the US.

Elias is a Singapore citizen. He holds a Post Graduate Degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Elias resides in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

MR. KEN ANG

Committee Member

Ken has been living in Vietnam for over 18 years. He is the Technical Director for United Paints Company which supplies equipment, 3M automotive products and OEM paint to automotive assembly factories. He has been an Executive committee member since 2004. 

MR. KELVIN ANG

Committee Member

My name is Kelvin Ang and I have been based in Vietnam since 2008. I have been working overseas in Asian countries since 2002 for an oil and gas company. In 2008 I had to move to Vietnam and started my first business venture in Freight Forwarding (KML Transport Logistic Co.,Ltd), and four years later my second venture in Events Industry (ILW models & Events Agency). I hope I could bring more activities and networking to all SBG Members with my experiences here.

MR. AJAY PANOT

Committee Member

Ajay Hiralal Panot has been member of Singapore Business Group for 16 years. He is General Manager at Raptakos, Brett & Co Ltd where he has joined since August 1987, and he has worked in Vietnam since November 1991 till date. Ajay was the Chairman of the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (INCHAM) from 2000 to 2006. Being part of the Executive Committee for the term 2018-2020, he will support team to organize various business and cultural events.

MR. TERRY TAN

Committee Member

Hello, my name is Terry Tan and I am the Director of Leong Lee International which is involved in energy commodities and logistics, power and agribusiness.

I specialize in business development and advisory consultancy and offer my services to businesses of all sizes around the world, ultimately improving their bottom line by crafting creative solutions to their business problems, especially in Vietnam. 

I travel quite a lot and during times when I am not travelling, I prefer to spend time with my family and friends. I feel that work is important however it is how we contribute to our friends, family and society that defines us.

I am humbled and happy to be part of SBG EXCO and I look forward to any opportunities to serve and contribute to my fellow countrymen.

MR. CALVIN H J YAU

Committee Member

First elected as SBG ExCo: 13th of September, 2018

Calvin H J Yau is the Executive Chairman of Funan Securities Corporation (FNS).  Currently, he also serves as the director of companies in smartcard & payment solutions, real estate, leisure, food processing and fund management.

He has previously held senior management positions at Interfood Shareholding Company, a public listed company in HoChiMinh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) from Malaysia foreign invested enterprise and its subsidiaries, AVA Food Shareholding Company and Interfood Packaging Shareholding Company.

SBG SECRETARIAT

MS. EMILY

Nguyen Phan Phuong Thao  (Ms. Emily)

Corporate And Marketing Communication Executive

Email: thao.nguyen@sbghcm.org

Mobile: (+84) 937 988 556

MS. ELLY

Vo Ngoc Quynh Tran (Ms. Elly)

Marketing Finance Administrator

Email: tran.vo@sbghcm.org

Mobile: (+84) 777 013 902

MS. VICKY

Tran Ngoc Phuong Vy (Ms. Vicky)

Marketing Officer

Email: vy.tran@sbghcm.org

Mobile: (+84) 786 729 995