Kien is the Vietnam Country Partner of Asia Partners.
Kien has been operating in Vietnam since 2008 where he co-founded a boutique investment advisory firm based in HCMC, focusing on advising local and foreign institutions in M&A, corporate finance and capital raising activities in Vietnam. He has been active in the education sector in Vietnam where he was the Vietnam Chairman for Cognita and current Chairman of A-Star Education. Kien is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Vietnam Chapter.
He served as an independent member and then Head of Supervisory Board at Vinamilk for 9 years and is a current Board member at Phong Phu International,Vietnam’s leading denim garment manufacturer from 2013.
Prior to Vietnam, Kien worked with Credit Suisse First Boston (Singapore), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (New York), OCBC Bank and Temasek Holdings in his international career.
Kien graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney, with Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business.