Chief Executive Officer
Ho Chi Minh Securities
Johan is an “old hand” in the Vietnam market, having been back in the country since 1998. Born in Vietnam but raised and educated in the US, Johan spent the first 9 years of his professional career as an analyst and commercial banker with CoreStates First Union Bank, a US based super-regional bank, with specialization in international banking and with responsibilities for the Southeast Asia markets.
Johan came back to Vietnam to head HSBC Vietnam’s Corporate and Institutional Banking division and spent 9 years with HSBC Vietnam in various management responsibilities. At the establishment of Vietnam’s stock market in 2000, he set up and led HSBC’s Securities Services division and was considered one of the first persons in the country to be engaged and involved in the development of Vietnam’s stock market at the initial stage.
Johan was well known in the country’s finance and capital market community which led to his appointment as the CEO of HSC. Under Johan’s leadership over ten years, HSC has emerged from the ranks of mid-end securities companies and risen to prominence, achieving the number one spot in 2012 and 2013 with the largest market share among 100 plus securities firms in Vietnam. Along the way to the top, HSC has won numerous top accolades in the industry, from Finance Asia, The Asian Banker, Asia Money, The Asset, Institutional Investor, and Thomson Reuters.
Johan has presented various capital market topics at conferences in Vietnam, the U.S., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, in relation to investment in Vietnam. In his personal capacities, he has also been involved in the wider business community as a Vice Chairman of the CEO Club of Ho Chi Minh City, a member of the Board of Advisors to Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, a Sector chairperson for the Vietnam Private Economic Forum and previously as a Board governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.