Bao Nguyen, Board Member
Mr. Bao Nguyen is a senior corporate executive and M&A/corporate finance professional with more than 16 years of experience in North America and in Asia. Since 2011, he has occupied the role of CEO and General Director of a FDI custom steel manufacturer specializing in heavy plate work. In 5 years, from a greenfield project, he has built a company now comprising 2 factories totaling more than 25,000 sqm of covered fabrication area on 2 sites and 500+ workers servicing global engineering companies and exporting critical steel pieces and components made in Vietnam for heavy industrial projects all around the world, mainly in the power and energy sectors. Bao is also the Managing Director of Newlight Advisors Ltd., an independent investment banking boutique focusing on cross border M&A and corporate finance advisory for companies in the small to mid-market segment in Southeast Asia. Bao also serves as advisor for various other companies including M & A Promotions, a unique direct marketing company with an original new way of building brand awareness.
Bao has been actively contributing to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham) Executive Board since 2008, having held the Presidency, Vice-Presidency and Treasurer positions. He is a current Executive Board Member and has represented CanCham Vietnam at the 1st Asia- Pacific CanCham event held in 2010 in Shanghai.
Bao was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec and has been calling HCMC, home away from home since 2008. He constitutes one half of a proud and blessed duo of parents that welcomed of wonderful baby girl in January 2016. Bao is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Vietnamese, and is currently learning Mandarin.