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The New Savvy Vietnam Chapter Launch Event – Friday, August 16th 2019

Are you ready to take control of your finances but don’t know where to start? Is 2019 the year that you take your career to the next level and take action to reach your full potential?

We will hear from industry leaders who, just like you, chose to make a difference and never looked back. Be a part of a growing community taking control and supporting others in their journey towards financial independence.

The New Savvy is Asia’s leading financial, investments & career platform for women. We empower women to make smarter financial decisions, transform your relationship with money and supercharge your career.

Join us for our launch event this August 2019 to find out how you can take steps to be the best version of yourself.


9:30am: Registration
10:00 am: Keynotes
10:30 am: Panel discussion starts
11:30 am: Networking, Q&A and drinks


We have an exciting lineup of accomplished panellists from several financial institutions, investments, and successful women entrepreneurs to share their knowledge.

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Founder Wrap & Roll Chain, Vice Chairman of Redwok

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Wrap & Roll, The New Savvy Vietnam Launch

Kim Oanh Thi Nguyen is the founder of Wrap & Roll, a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant chain with a focus on the Vietnamese dining style of wrapping and rolling. Wrap & Roll offers a unique dining experience for customers to cherish the Vietnamese dinning concept of sharing. Key to their success is serving the fresh ingredients, quality dishes and convenient locations in addition to a well-trained team providing friendly service. Kim Oanh’s success with Wrap & Roll and recognition of its quality has also led her to be appointed as one of the judges of MasterChef Vietnam.

She started her career at the young age of 17, first working for a foreign joint venture company before helping her husband to rebuild his company, Sudest Dong Nam Production, which is now a leading film production house in Vietnam. Following this success, Kim Oanh decided to start her own business in the food and beverage (F&B) sector with Wrap & Roll first store launched in 2006. In 2016 Mekong Capital has invested $6,900,000 in Wrap and Roll Restaurant Joint Stock Company with a vision « Wrap & Roll is our customers’ everyday-favorite Vietnamese restaurant ». The Company name was changed to Redwok Investment with its strategy of developing and investing into new restaurant chains to address different segments of the market in Vietnam.

Phan Le Hoa, Associate Director – Temasek, Group CFO – Novaland, and currently COO – BWID

Phan Le Hoa, Associate Director – Temasek, Group CFO – Novaland, and currently COO – BWIDPhan Le Hoa is the Chief Operation Officer of BWID, in charge of Financing, Investment, Legal and HR/IT/Admin. Prior to BWID, he was the Group CFO of Novaland and oversaw the significant growth of Novaland from a small business in 2013 to one of the largest listed real estate developers in Vietnam by end 2018. He has more than 18 years of experience working in Vietnam and Singapore. His work experience has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of investment, private equity, fund management, and financings for real estate. Previously, Hoa spent 8.5 years at Temasek Holdings in Singapore, responsible for various sectors including Telecoms, Infrastructure, Consumer and Real Estate. He graduated with an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

Bui Viet Ha, Style Coach from Styleline | MD

Bui Viet Ha, Style Coach from Styleline MD

Fashion has always been my one true love.  From the first time I saw the picture of Cindy Crawford on Vogue, and the first time I was on the catwalk for Vietnam Fashion Week, I knew the love affair would last a lifetime. Move to San Francisco from Vietnam for my degree of Merchandise Product Development in Fashion, focus in apparel design, fabrication and color theory. Now, I enjoy nothing more than helping others find and curate their own style. I found my passion is helping people gain their confidence to discover their own style, one that uniquely bridges their personality and body type.

My background of nearly two decades in the entertainment industry as a model and MC, professional life as a CEO of a production house for commercial and a bridal boutique, afforded me great insight into what most women and men need to be well dressed and comfortable to be themselves in a variety of settings.  Keep things classic and sophisticated, with a dash of trend, and you can’t go wrong.  Everyone deserves to feel great about how they look, and I believe great style can be achieved on any budget, with any silhouette, for any lifestyle.

Mina Chung, APAC Network/Product Management – The Bank of New York Mellon, Singapore, and currently The New Savvy Vietnam Ambassador

Mina Chung The New Savvy Vietnam LaunchMina Chung is Vietnam Ambassador for The New Savvy. She has more than 12 years of working experience in Asia, started with her banking career with a global US bank, The Bank of New York, in Hong Kong. She had been in different functions from sales, product management, and supporting different lines of businesses namely Treasury services, Depository Receipts, Custody business at the firm. She initially managed the overall Vietnam business for the company, then expanded to covering the Asia Pacific region in her product role. While in banking segment and establishing regional financial institution network for many years, she had a chance to return to Vietnam venturing into different fields such as fund management, media, entertainment and sole-proprietorship. The valuable experience in different fields gave her exposure to different skill sets, various industry knowledge and people diversity. She received a Bachelor of Science, concentrating in Corporate Finance and Financial Services from San Francisco State University, USA.

Anna Haotanto – The New Savvy, CEO & founding committee of Singapore FinTech Association

Anna Haotanto - The New Savvy, CEO & founding committee of Singapore FinTech Association

Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups.

Anna has 10 years of experience in the financial sector including wealth management, private equity, research as well as corporate and investment banking. She was a Director at Tera Capital, a private investment firm with investments in China, Singapore and the United States. She has held positions at Citigroup, United Overseas Bank, a regional role in Business Monitor and a boutique private equity firm based in Shanghai.

Anna was awarded Top Student (Salutatorian) for UOB-SMU Private Banking course. She completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) FinTech course.

Anna spearheaded and founded the Women Alumni group at Singapore Management University.She graduated from Singapore Management University (Finance and Quantitative Finance), Hwa Chong Junior College.

She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, NextGen), and has been featured on CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, Forbes, The Straits Times, Reuters Money, Business Insider, The Peak Magazine, Tech In Asia, Tatler, INC, The New Paper, The Edge Singapore & Malaysia, Oxford Said Business School, AsiaOne, Singapore Computer Society, Vulcan Post, e27, eFinancialCareers , Her World, Singapore Women’s Weekly, 8Days, Asian Entrepreneur and Singapore Management University.

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Founder @ The New Savvy
Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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