Management team

Chairman

Jeroen Buwalda joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, in January 2017 to lead a 3-year Strategic Transformation across all ESI businesses.


In January 2019 Jeroen was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for investment operations, IT, data and administrative support for the organization, as well as other strategic growth and change initiatives


Jeroen has 20 years’ experience driving innovative change for wealth managers, fund managers and banks across Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Eastspring, he was a partner at Ernst and Young (“EY”) in Hong Kong and the lead for EY’s Asia-Pacific Wealth & Asset Management Advisory practice focusing on corporate strategy, enterprise architecture and large-scale IT enabled transformation programs.


Prior to EY, Jeroen was an executive at BT Financial Group (part of Westpac Banking Corporation) leading product development and various integration and transformation programs across private banking, financial advice and wealth distribution businesses.


Jeroen holds a Master of Science, Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Member

Mr. Clive Darren Baker (Member); having British nationality, is Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Vietnam Assurance Limited.


Prior to this, Clive was Chief Risk Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Limited & Prudential General Insurance Hong Kong Ltd, based in Hong Kong.


Clive has previous experience working for Prudential from 1990-2010, including roles as Chief Financial Officer- Prudential Philippines, General Manager- Prudential Services, in Malaysia, and General Manager-Op’s and IT in Vietnam.


Clive had five years (from May 2012 to September 2017) as Chief Executive Officer of Zurich International Life headquartered on the Isle of Man.


Clive holds ACA – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Bachelor of Science (Upper Second with honours), Mathematics; University of Sussex.


Member

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 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.

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 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, Investor Relations and Government Relations

Minh is Head of Marketing, Investor Relations and Government Relations of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). In this broad ranging hands-on role, she is responsible for number of areas within the business including Marketing, Investor and Government Relations.


Minh joined Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited in 2004 and was transferred to Eastspring Vietnam at the time of its establishment in 2005 and has held several senior roles including Head of Government Relations, Head of Distribution, Head of Marketing. Over the course of the years, several roles were merged into her current role.


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 Brussels School - Econimics and Management (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 Operations and Performance Analytics

Binh is Head of Operations and Performance Analytics of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Limited Liability Company (Eastspring Vietnam). He is responsible for investment operations, IT, data & administrative support for the entire organization, covering all middle and back office operations.


Binh joined Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited since 2000 and was transferred to Eastspring Vietnam at the time of its establishment in 2005, and has held several senior roles including: Project leader to set-up back office and Hi-port system, Head of Risk Management, Head of Dealing and Head of Investment Performance Analytics.


Prior to joining Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited, Binh served as senior finance specialist at Mitsui Chemical Group, a Japanese joint venture company in Vietnam, from 1997 to 2000.


Binh is also a member of the Back Office Market Development Committee of the Vietnam Bond Market Association and member of Vietnamese Financial Reporting Standard Board for Capital Market led by the MoF of Vietnam. He graduated from Accounting-Auditing Faculty of HCM City University of Finance and Accounting. He also holds a Chief Accountant Degree granted by the MoF and 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 from Open University Ho Chi Minh City and in English at University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City.

Head of Legal and Compliance

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

Thuy is the Head of Finance and Risk Management of Eastspring Investments Fund Management Company (“Company”). She is Chief Accountant and responsible for accounting, finance and risk management of the Company.


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 the Company, 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. She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and a Certified Public Accountant by Ministry of Finance of Vietnam (CPA Vietnam).