CanCham - Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

David James Allan

David Alan, Board Member


Dave has been working in the Oil and Gas industry for over 30 years most recently in the Vietnam Business Unit of Repsol S.A. (formerly Talisman Energy Inc.). Dave is responsible for Planning and PerformanceManagement in the Vietnam Business Unit.  Prior to his current role, Dave was Talisman secondee as Deputy General Manager in the Thang Long Joint Operating Company. Prior to Vietnam, Dave was located in Singapore in the role of VP, Finance Asia Pacific responsible for financial reporting of the Asia Pacific region.

Dave is married and has 5 children. Prior to moving to Asia, Dave was a long term board member of Renfrew Educational Services in Calgary, a school for Special Needs Children.

Kelly is currently the Group CFO of Kinh Do Corporation (KDC). KDC is Vietnam's leading confectionary company with a diversified portfolio of leading brands built over the last 20 years. Prior to KDC, Kelly was a Managing Director with Ho Chi Minh Securities Corporation (HSC), where he helped to establish the Investment Banking & Advisory team and lead several key landmark transactions in areas including media, telecommunications and retail. Before joining HSC in 2008, Kelly worked for HSBC Vietnam for 4 years where he was involved in corporate and commercial banking and global markets. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a Diploma in Asia Pacific Management from the McRae Institute of Manage at Capilano University.

In addition to his work at KDC, Kelly is active as a Board Member of Sponsorship for Educational Opportunities in Vietnam (SEO-V), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of leadership capacity amongst professionals that will help make a different in Vietnam.



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