While a question mark hangs over Vietnam’s economic recovery, in the boardroom, the role of independent directors (ID) becomes even more critical in safeguarding the interests of shareholders and ensuring the long-term sustainability of organizations. The impartiality and expertise of independent directors  play a pivotal role in navigating the challenges and uncertainties that arise during such challenging times.

Organized by the VNIDA, the inaugural ID Forum, adopting the theme of “Reshaping the Future: Empowering Independent Directors for Success” brings together experienced directors and individuals dedicated to supporting professionalism, competitiveness, and effectiveness. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to explore the evolving role of independent directors and their potential to make a meaningful impact on organizations. By equipping independent directors with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support, companies can empower them to navigate future challenges and contribute to sustainable success. Through collaboration, knowledge exchange, and a shared commitment to responsible governance, we can collectively reshape the future of corporate governance and create a business environment that fosters long-term value creation, ethical decision-making, and sustainable development.

Join us for the Independent Directors Forum on the 14th July 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City!


Afternoon Session

13:30 – 13:40 Welcome remarks

Mr. Nguyen Sinh Dung Thang, VNIDA President

13:40 – 14:05 Topic 01: Mid-year Economic Review & Trends

Speaker: Mr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, Chairman of FiinGroup and Member of the VNIDA Advisory Council

14:05 – 15:05 Panel Discussion #1: Reshape the Role of ID during the Current Recession in Vietnam


(1) Mr. Tran Si Chuong, Economist, Chairman of the VNIDA Advisory Council

(2) Ken Atkinson OBE, Chairman of BritCham, Founder and Senior Board Adviser of Grant Thornton

(3) Mr. Jason Turnbull, Managing Director, Inspire Advisory Group

(04) Ms. Trinh Quynh Giao, Chairwoman, PVI Asset Management

Moderator: Mr. Steven Derek Brown, Head of Institutional Sales, Mirae Asset Securities Vietnam

15:05 – 15:20 Networking Tea-break
15:20 – 15:45 Topic 02: Evolution of IDs from a APAC Perspective

Mr. Sivananth Ramachandran, Director of Research and Advocacy (Asia Pacific), CFA Institute

15:45 – 16:10 Topic 03: Career Path for Directors/ IDs in Singapore

Professor Mak Yuen Teen, NUS Business School, Member of the VNIDA Advisory Council

16:10 – 17:20 Panel Discussion #2: Capacity Building & Career Path for IDs


(1) Mr. Do Le Hung, Independent Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee, Vinamilk

(2) Mr. Sivananth Ramachandran, Director of Research and Advocacy (Asia Pacific), CFA Institute

(3) Professor Mak Yuen Teen, NUS Business School, Member of the VNIDA Advisory Council

(4) Ms. Hoang Hai Anh, Independent Director, Rong Viet Securities, VNIDA Vice President, VASB Vice President & Secretary General

Moderator:  Mr. Hoang Duc Hung, IIA Vietnam President, VNIDA Vice President and Chair of the VNIDA’s Professional & Technical Committee

17:20 – 17:25 Closing Remarks

Mr. Dang The Duc, VNIDA Vice President & Secretary General

17:25 – 17:40 Networking break
17:40 – 18:20 Announcement of the VNIDA Committees and Membership Certificate Awarding
18:20 – 20:30 Buffet & Networking (VNIDA and Partners)


Who should Attend?


Board Directors


Independent Directors




Investors/ Consultants



Registration FormTicket price

Early Bird:
2.750.000vnd/ pax |  Register & pay before 10/07
Regular: 3.850.000vnd/ pax
All ticket fares are included VAT
028 66 701 666 | 0903 985 066

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum will provide a unique opportunity for your organization to share your vision for this aspiration as well as open multiple business opportunities brought by the regional audience attending the event. Specifically, by sponsoring the 2023 Annual ID Forum, your organization will have an excellent opportunity to:

  • Boosting Brand Visibility: Introduce your products or services;
  • Enhance brand image and position among the IDs/ BOD; C-suites community in both short and long run;
  • Opportunity for your Leaders to address at the Forum
  • Communicated broadly in many media channels

Contact us

Mr. Le Hong Linh
Vice President | Chair of Organizing Committee
Tel: +84 939 828 086