Rating Committee Members

Paul Coughlin,
FiinRatings Committee Member

Mr Coughlin spent 26 years with S&P Global Ratings working in all analytical segments of the business and was based in Australia, then HongKong followed by Singapore. He was promoted to global leadership of the Corporate & Government based in New York in 2005 and after the Financial Crisis, the Structured Finance group was also placed under his supervision. He was at the that point and until 2015 globally responsible for all credit rating activities of S&P.

Pham Duy Hieu, MBA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Mr. Hieu is currently chairman of Vietnam Startup Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to support startups and innovations in Vietnam. Previously, Mr. Hieu was CEO of ABBank, tier 2 commercial bank in Vietnam from 2013 - 2020. Before that he was CEO of Viet A Bank, CFO of Geleximco, a diversified business group based in Hanoi. He started his career in 1999 as a credit officer with Vietcombank Leasing and then investment executive with Sabeco Fund management and few securities firms.

Tran Viet Duc, MBA CPA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Mr. Duc is currently Managing Partner of IDG Ventures Vietnam based in Hanoi. Before that he was deputy general director of Deloitte Vietnam (previously VACO) from 1991 to 2005. He completed his bachelor in economics at National Economics University in Hanoi and got his MBA from Texas University. He is also the first who obtained CPA from the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam.

Le Anh Thi MBA, FCCA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Mr. Thi has over 22 years in Audit, Investment and Corporate Finance operations. He is previously CFO of SEAF Fund Management and several companies in Constructions and Real Estate business form 2012-2019. Mr. Thi used to be DCEO of Au Viet Securities Company. Mr. Thi obtained Master of Commerce with Major in Finance and Banking at The University of New South Wales, Australia in 2005.

Nguyen Thi Lan, CFA Charterholder
FiinRatings Committee Member

Ms. Lan joined FiinGroup in June 2020 and is currently a member of the Credit Rating Council. Ms. Lan used to be the Deputy General Director of 1TV Fund Management Company Limited of Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade and has many years of experience as an Investment Analyst at Chien Thang Securities Investment Fund Management JSC. Ms. Lan received her Master's degree from the University of New South Wales in 2005.

Khong Van Minh, MBA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Mr. Minh has 24 years working in the banking and finance sector in Vietnam. Before joining FiinGroup, Mr. Minh was the Head of Supervisory Board of Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park JSC in Ho Chi Minh City. With 10 years of experience working at Jaccar Holdings Fund Management Company and Service Company To Foreign Missions (Fosco). Currently he is a professional advisor and directly involved in the rating process. Mr. Minh received his MBA in 2003.

Le Xuan Dong, CFA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Managing Research and Consulting division. Previously, he was Senior Investment Manager at BIDV-Vietnam Partners Investment Management with AUM $100m and before that an Audit Manager at Deloitte Vietnam.

Au Pham Hai, FCCA CIA
FiinRatings Committee Member

Previously Deputy CEO of Lien Viet Post Bank, Operational and Market Risk Manager of Vietinbank and Risk Management Consulting Manager at Deutsche Bank. He was consulting manager of PwC Vietnam (2001-2007). He had some time working as executive of Phu Quy Group. Mr. Au obtained Bachelor of Economics at Hanoi National Economics University and MBA from the University of Malaya. Mr. Au is a Certified Internal Auditors.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Thinh, FCCA, CIA, VACPA, MBA
Rating Committee Member

With 23 years of experience in assurance, corporate governance, risk management and sustainability development, Mr. Thinh is currently Chairman of ACCA Member Advisory Committee, member of VIOD’s Academic Advisory Council and co-founder of CGS Vietnam. He spent 16 years of PwC Vietnam where he was the director in charge of risk management, corporate governance and sustainability of the Ha Noi office.

Rating Analysts

Khang Le
Manager, Models and Data Analytics

Mr. Khang has over 10 years working in Finance, Banking and Auditing. Previously, he was finance manager at Toong – The Open House Company which is well-known as the pioneer in co-working space field in Vietnam

Prachi Gupta, MMS
Professional Analyst

Ms. Prachi Gupta is a Credit Research and Credit Ratings Professional with an overall experience of 10 years at India’s leading ratings agency, CRISIL Ltd (a subsidiary of American company, S&P Global)

Hoang Nguyen, CFA
Credit Risk Analytics Leader

Hoang is currently a Senior Associate at Credit Risk Analytics of FiinRatings. He has spent over 7 years of experience in equity coverage, financial analysis and auditing.

Tam Tran, MSc
Credit Risk Analytics

Tam is currently an Associate at Credit Risk Analytics of FiinRatings covering both corporate sector and financial sector

Trang Pham
Credit Risk Analytics

Trang is an excellent knowledge of Mathematic and Model innovation. She is currently responsible for credit scoring, credit exposure analysis and risk management solutions for FiinRatings’ clients.

Hiep Nguyen
Credit Risk Analytics

Hiep has a knowledge background of most of commercial and manufactural sectors in Vietnam. He has experience in processing, automating data entry and credit scoring process.

Nguyen Thi Dieu Lan
Rating Analyst

A forward-looking and passionate leader in Company Reports.

Nguyen Thuy Dung,
Rating Analyst

Ms. Dung leads several projects related to data analytics and datafeed services. She is also Korean desk at FiinGroup.