Don is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the VinaCapital Group. He has overseen the company’s growth from the management of a single US$10 million fund in 2003, into becoming a full-featured investment house managing four funds worth over US$2.2 billion and offering a complete range of corporate finance and real estate advisory services.
In the last year, Don has brought three new funds to the market: the US$600 million VinaLand Limited Fund, which invests in Vietnamese real estate assets; the DFJ VinaCapital Technology Fund, a venture capital fund managed in cooperation with Draper Fisher Jurvetson; and the Vietnam Infrastructure Fund, the first fund dedicated to infrastructure development in Vietnam.
Before founding VinaCapital, Don was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Vietnam, where he led the Corporate Finance and Management Consulting practices throughout the Indochina region (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). The transactions he directed while at PwC include equitisations by numerous state-owned enterprises, market entrance acquisitions by foreign companies, and the initiation of debt and equity placements for Vietnamese companies. Don has also held management positions at Deutsche Bank and Coopers & Lybrand in Vietnam and Canada.
With over 12 years of experience in Vietnam, Don is an authority on investments, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and privatizations. He is a frequent speaker at international investment seminars and was featured as “Mr. Wall Street” in Fortune Magazine. Don holds a BA in Commerce and Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.