Management team

Chairman

Bernard Teo is Head of Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures at Eastspring and is a member of the Executive Management Committee. He was appointed as the Chairman of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company on 20 January 2021.


In addition to holding responsibility for mergers and acquisitions activity, Bernard oversees Eastspring’s three joint ventures – ICICI-Pru, CITIC-Pru and BOCI-Pru – and the development of Eastspring’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China. This sees him focus on maximising growth opportunities in the India and China markets.


Bernard led the acquisition of a 65% stake in TMB Asset Management in September 2018 and the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in Thanachart Fund in December 2019. In August 2019, he was appointed Executive Chairman of TMBAM Eastspring and Thanachart Fund Eastspring, leading the integration of these two Thai asset management firms into the broader Eastspring business.


Prior to Eastspring, Bernard worked in the investment banking industry, focusing on financial institutions. He spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and Co–Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) for the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and Head of China FIG. Bernard was responsible for clients in Greater China and South East Asia and co-managed a group of 50 APxJ FIG bankers.


Before this, Bernard was with Lehman Brothers/Nomura International, where he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Financial Institutions Group in the Investment Banking Division.


Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Member

Mr. Phuong Tien Minh is Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited.


Minh is no stranger to Prudential Vietnam, having held leadership roles at the company between 2016 and 2018. As Chief Distribution Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, he developed new marketing channels for the business, led efforts to transform and digitalise its agency distribution and tapped the fast-growing urban customer segment.


Before taking up his current role in Prudential Vietnam, Minh was at HSBC, where he built the bank’s retail banking business as the first country head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management in Vietnam. He had also headed business development, product development and customer acquisition efforts in various leadership roles for a decade at the bank, from 2005 to 2015.

Chief Executive Officer

Trieu is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cum Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). He is responsible for all activities including the management, investment activities and business development of Eastspring Vietnam with total assets under management of more than USD 4 billion value (as at Dec 2019).


Trieu has more than 20 year experience in financial and investment, in which Trieu has more than 13 years with Eastspring Vietnam. At Eastspring Vietnam, Trieu has been in charge of the Equity and Fixed Income investment since 2010, and was CIO from 2015.


Previously, Trieu has served for Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited from 2002 to 2006 as an Actuary. Before that time, Trieu worked for Arthur Andersen Auditing firm in Vietnam and Vietnam Eximbank.


He holds a Master’s degree in International Project Management from Skema Business School in France, an MBA from Center of French-Vietnamese Management Institution (CFVG), a BA in Corporate Finance from HCMC University of Economics and a BA in Foreign Economics from Vietnam Foreign Trade University. Trieu is a CFA charterholder and holds the Fund Management Practice License issued by State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

Chairperson

Ms Wee Yen Tan is Regional Director, Head Office Finance of Eastspring Investments. She joined Prudential Corporation Asia in January 2002 and currently monitors the financial performance of Eastspring Investments and partners with the Eastspring Investments entities to drive top-line growth. She supports regional strategic initiatives such as M&A and other growth opportunities as well as local CFOs in the ongoing development of local finance departments and local finance projects. She currently sits on the Audit Committees of a number of Eastspring Investment entities and was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Committee (i.e. Risk and Audit Committee) of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company on 3 April 2017.


A qualified chartered accountant of Singapore, she has more than 25 years of experience in her professional career of which more than 18 years are in asset management industry.


She holds a Master in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Member

Mr Jerome Georges Louis Barneche joined Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited (PVA) as Chief Risk Officer in June 2018. He is responsible for the Risk, Compliance and Legal functions of the company and is accountable for the overall compliance of PVA with Prudential’s risk management framework as well as local regulatory requirements. Jerome was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Committee (i.e. Risk and Audit Committee) of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company on 12 June 2018.


Jerome joined the Prudential group in February 2011 and since then has held various senior positions in Audit and Risk management in the Group Head Office as well as local business unit, in London and in Hong Kong.


Prior to joining Prudential, Jerome worked for large international banking groups such as The Royal Bank of Scotland as well as the Lloyds Banking Group, in audit roles. Jerome holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from Edhec Business School in France, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.

Member

Mr Tiong Beng Yeo is Head of Compliance – Eastspring Investments Head Office. He leads the compliance advisory and monitoring teams in Head Office Compliance based in Singapore (“HOC”). The HOC is primarily responsible for providing compliance oversight and monitoring on Eastspring Investments group of fund businesses which currently has presence in 11 Asian markets (including JVs) as well as distribution offices in North America and Europe. He was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Committee (i.e. Risk and Audit Committee) of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company on 18 March 2019.


Tiong Beng has over 23 years of compliance experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Eastspring Investments in October 2004, Tiong Beng was Compliance Assistant Manager in Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited for over 2 years and Assistant Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (Securities and Futures Department) for over 5 years.   He is a CFA® charterholder since 2002 and a Fellow of International Compliance Association (FICA) since 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree (2nd Upper Class) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Chief Executive Officer

Trieu is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cum Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). He is responsible for all activities including the management, investment activities and business development of Eastspring Vietnam with total assets under management of more than USD 4 billion value (as at Dec 2019).


Trieu has more than 20 year experience in financial and investment, in which Trieu has more than 13 years with Eastspring Vietnam. At Eastspring Vietnam, Trieu has been in charge of the Equity and Fixed Income investment since 2010, and was CIO from 2015.


Previously, Trieu has served for Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited from 2002 to 2006 as an Actuary. Before that time, Trieu worked for Arthur Andersen Auditing firm in Vietnam and Vietnam Eximbank.


He holds a Master’s degree in International Project Management from Skema Business School in France, an MBA from Center of French-Vietnamese Management Institution (CFVG), a BA in Corporate Finance from HCMC University of Economics and a BA in Foreign Economics from Vietnam Foreign Trade University. Trieu is a CFA charterholder and holds the Fund Management Practice License issued by State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

Head of Fixed Income

Quan is the Head of Fixed Income as well as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). Quan is responsible to manage all fixed income portfolios in Eastspring Vietnam.  


Prior to joining Eastspring Vietnam in 2006, Quan worked at Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited with various roles from 2000 to 2006. Previously, she was an employee of Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City Branch.


Quan holds a MBA from University of Hawai’i, U.S.A. and Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. Quan is a CFA charterholder and obtains the Asset Management Practice License issued by State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

Head of Equity

Vu is Head of Equity of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam) where he is responsible for managing all equity portfolios in Eastspring Vietnam, and also leads the team of equity research. Since joining Eastspring Vietnam, Vu has built a disciplined investment process in Equity, combining proven practices and a strong performance of Equity portfolios.


Vu joined investment team of Eastspring Vietnam in 2008 and was promoted to Head of Equity in 2018. Prior to that, he worked for Standard Charted Bank Vietnam and Unilever Vietnam with main roles in commercial banking, internal auditing, corporate finance, financial and management accounting.


Vu earned his B.A in accounting and auditing from University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. He is qualified for the Fund Management Practitioner License from The State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

Head of Marketing and Government Relations

Minh is Head of Marketing and Government Relation of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). She is responsible for Marketing activities and Government Relation.


Minh joined Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited in 2004 and was transferred to Eastspring Vietnam at the time of its establishment in 2005. She held several senior roles including Head of Government Relation, Head of Distribution and Head of Marketing.


Prior to joining Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited, Minh was with Bao Minh CMG Insurance Company in the position of Sales Group Manager in charge of 10 sales offices in HCMC (2002 – 2003) and prior to that she was Assistant to the Chief Representative of Société Générale Bank in Ho Chi Minh City (1992 – 2002).


Minh earns an MBA from Solvey Business School (Université Libre de Bruxelles), a BA in Economics from Ho Chi Minh City Economic University and a BA in French from National University in Hanoi. Minh is a holder of the Fund Management Practice License issued by State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

Head of HR and Admin

Thao is Head of HR and Administration of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). She is responsible for overseeing the full range of lifecycle tasks including but not limited to, hiring and retaining staff, orientation for new employees, compensation, performance reviews, and benefits administration, employee relations and supervise a team of professional admin supports.


Before being appointed in this role in 2011, she held various HR and Office Administration roles since joining Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited in 2004 and was transferred to Eastspring Vietnam at the time of its establishment in 2005.


Prior to joining Eastspring Vietnam, Thao spent 9 years in Office Administration roles at ILA Vietnam and Thakral Brothers Singapore (Pte) Ltd. in Ho Chi Minh City.


Thao earns a Bachelor degree in Business Administration at Open University Ho Chi Minh City and in English at University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City.

Head of Risk, Compliance and Legal

Cuong is Head of Risk, Compliance and Legal of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). He is responsible for risk management, compliance (both investment monitoring and general corporate compliance), internal control and legal advisory of Eastspring Vietnam.


Prior to joining Eastspring Vietnam in June 2012, Cuong was Compliance Manager at HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd. from 2011 to 2012. From 2007 to 2011, Cuong worked as a Senior Associate at HCM City office for Russin & Vecchi, an international law firm.


Prior to that, from 2001 to 2009, Cuong has long time teaching law at Civil Law Faculty - Ho Chi Minh City University of Law.


Cuong earned Master’s degree on Comparative Law (LLM) from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2006 and Bachelor degree in Law from Law Faculty, Hanoi National University in 1998. Cuong has relevant securities certificates required for the position which were granted by SSC, and currently is an admitted attorney at law at Ho Chi Minh City bar.

Head of Finance and Strategy

Thuy is Head of Finance and Strategy of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). She is Chief Accountant and responsible for accounting and finance. She also supports the CEO with strategy planning and execution.


Before being appointed to this position in July 2016, Thuy was Private Equity Investment Manager from June 2010 to December 2012 and Compliance Manager from November 2013 to June 2016.


Prior to joining Eastspring Vietnam, Thuy worked as an external auditor at Andersen and KPMG from 2001 to 2007, a financial consultant at Mekong Capital from 2007 to 2009 and a director at Capstone Financial Advisory from 2009 to 2010.


Thuy holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from Hanoi National Economics University and is a Certified Public Accountant recognized by Ministry of Finance of Vietnam (CPA Vietnam). She is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA, Aust.) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).