⭐ Meet the new Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam for 2023:
Mike Hebert has lived and worked in Vietnam since 2015.
Mike is the Director of Admissions & Marketing at the International School of HCMC, the first international school in the city, and a global leader in providing a holistic international-minded education for K-12 students. Established in 1993, the school hosts over 1,400 students from over 59 nationalities and is one of the first schools in Vietnam to be recognized as an IB World School. Mike leads the school in its growth strategies for new students, partnerships, and marketing.
Before joining the International School of HCMC, Mike had a successful track record as Managing Director of a leading corporate training firm, and experience in international banking with HSBC.
Mike is originally from North Bay, Ontario, Canada and spent many years in Montreal, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Business from St. Francis Xavier University and an Executive MBA from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
Ismael Pili is the Head of Research for VinaCapital. He has deep leadership experience in international capital markets across the Asia-Pacific region, having held senior positions or served as Managing Director on a country and sector basis at various global banks. This includes HSBC (Head of ASEAN and South Asia Research), Macquarie Group (Head of Financials Research – Asia, Head of Philippines Equities, Deputy Head of Research HK-China), JPMorgan (Head of Research), and Indosuez WI Carr Securities (Head of Singapore & Malaysia Research) with postings in Singapore, HK, Tokyo, and Manila. Ismael holds an economics degree and MBA, and hails from Calgary.
Matthew is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Sun Life Vietnam, where he has worked since February 2019. He previously also worked in Ho Chi Minh City between 2013 and 2015 with Sun Life Vietnam, before leaving for just over 3 years to work at Sun Life Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur(2015 to 2019). He is qualified actuary (Fellow of Society of Actuaries), has held a variety of actuarial and financial roles with Sun Life Financial over the last 14 years and has worked in multiple countries, including Canada (Toronto), Hong Kong, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). Matthew is originally from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, a small community just outside of Edmonton. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Actuarial Science, before moving to Toronto to work. He has been an active member of the Canadian Chamber of Vietnam Board of Directors since 2019
Sarah is an experienced lawyer with Tilleke & Gibbins, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Sarah has over 12 years of legal experience, eight of which are in Vietnam with international law firms. Before coming to Vietnam, Sarah practiced as a litigator in Canada where her cases involved issues ranging from corporate fraud to contractual disputes to employment matters.