Senior CSR Advisor and Founder of Ameln & Co.
Christina Ameln is an experienced Senior CSR Advisor and Founder of Ameln & Co., a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consultant and project management company working with companies and organisations on strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to running her consultancy, Ameln led the CSR arm in the sustainability department of the Swedish hygiene and forestry company SCA. In this capacity, one of Ameln's initial push was to ensure the Code of Conduct was revamped; integrated throughout the business and reported, as well as setting new compliance foundations internally and with its suppliers.
At Hifab International, a consultancy and project management company, Ameln worked as a CSR Specialist directing companies on best practices and was trained on SA8000 auditing. At the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), a not-for-profit corporate membership organization mandated with mobilizing the private sector in the fight against the three pandemics, she developed member corporations' CSR footprints and best-practice policies in her role as Senior Manager, Corporate Strategies & Member Services. Many companies were from the Fortune 500 list. This was led by the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and President Obama's former special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Ameln has an MBA from Nottingham University and a BBA from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Ameln sits on the Board of LIN Center for Community Development. She is also a self-published author of the Aya & Bobby illustrated children's books on travel and discovery
MEMBER - VICE CHAIR
Development Manager, Global Standards
Entrepreneur & CSR Consultant
Mr Zesiger, born in New York City, graduated cum laude from Yale University, has an M.A. from UC Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Maastricht School of Management.
In 2000, Mr Zesiger co-founded Global Standards with Nguyen Ngoc Chau in HCMC. Along with his partner, Mr Zesiger was accredited as the first local independent monitor for the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in Vietnam.
Today, Global Standards has local audit and consulting teams in China, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, offering independent monitoring, social audits, consulting and training on CSR, capacity building and factory improvement.
DANA R. H. DOAN
MEMBER - Founder and Strategic Advisor, LIN Center for Community Development
Grant Allocation Committee Member, Saigon Children's Charity, Working With Others
Mrs Doan is the Founder and Strategic Advisor to LIN. Prior to setting up LIN, Dana worked with NPOs in Latin America, the U.S. and Vietnam, leading research efforts to guide the design and evaluation of programs.
From 2003 to 2007, Mrs Doan worked with the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council and Education Forum, based in HCMC, as an International Trade Policy Analyst. In that role, she organized and facilitated technical assistance programs, bilateral meetings and events for officials representing the U.S. and Vietnamese governments, U.S. companies, and the international trade and aid community.
She has an M.A from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a B.A. in History and Spanish from Northwestern University.
Mrs Doan completed a Certificate in Grantmaking and Foundations at the New York University School for Continuing and Professional Studies in 2010.
P. ELI ANGEL MAZUR
MEMBER - LEGAL
Counsel, YKVN Lawyers
Mr Mazur is a U.S. qualified attorney with 7 years of experience in Vietnam, 3 years as a strategic leader of an elite international university's public policy research project, and 3 years in a "magic circle" firm's regional project finance practice. Mr Mazur has a reputation for developing successful long-term partnerships based on a shared understanding of the objectives and limitations of investment projects into Vietnam.
Mr Eli Mazur advises project developers, private financers, and ODA providers on resource exploration, infrastructure and construction, and the production and generation of Vietnam's natural resource and energy supplies.
DOAN MANH KHAM "TOM"
CHAIRMAN - STRATEGY & OUTREACH
Managing Director, Horizon Capital Group
Mr Doan has broad investment banking experience in both Vietnam and the U.S., and on-going interest and involvement in philanthropic activities. Raised in Vietnam, Mr Doan's family moved to the U.S. in 1982. He returned to Vietnam in 1995, working with Citigroup where he advised the Vietnamese government on privatization policies and was engaged in high profile mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam. In 2001, Mr. Doan returned to Vietnam for a second time and worked for 4 years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), based in HCMC as Head of its business development group. Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Doan was an investment banker on Wall Street.
Mr Doan has an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan Business School and a Masters of Public Policy in International Relations from the University of Michigan Public Policy School.
Over the past 10 years, Mr Doan has developed a broad network of relationships with the local business community and government officials throughout Vietnam.
PROFESSOR MARK SIDEL
MEMBER - LEGAL & PROGRAM
Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Policy,
University of Wisconsin-Madison Consultant, CIDA
Professor Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin.
He has a B.A. in History from Princeton University, an M.A in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He practiced law with Baker & McKenzie in New York, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Professor Sidel served as litigative consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice in the largest prosecution of slavery, human trafficking and involuntary servitude since the Civil (U.S. v. Kil Soo Lee et al), and has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department on human trafficking and labor law issues.
Professor Sidel's research and writing focus on the not for profit sector and philanthropy (with a focus on Asia and the U.S.), Asian law, law and development, comparative law and human trafficking.
Dr LE THI BANG TAM
MEMBER - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Chair of the Board of Directors at HD Bank
Chari of the Board of Directors at Vinamilk
Former Chairwoman, State Capital Investment Corporation
Former Vice Minister of Finance
PhD, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
Dr Tam has been a LIN Board Member since March 2008. Along with Mr Quang, Dr Tam was instrumental in helping LIN obtain its license in 2009.
Dr Tam is currently Chairman of the Board for HD Bank Vietnam and Board Member of Vinamilk. Prior to this, she was Chairwoman and CEO of the State Capital Investment Corporation of Vietnam. She has a Ph.D in Economics and Finance from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia and and a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Hanoi University.
PROFESSOR HA XUAN TRUNG
MEMBER - STRATEGY & OPERATION
Advisor for Policy and Business Development, The OPV Group
Board Member, Everest Education
Professor Trung served as an Advisor to LIN and a mentor in the SME Networking and Mentoring Program.
He has been involved in many business education and non-profit programs in Vietnam since 1995.
Professor Trung has over 40 years of experience in the finance and management fields starting in the 1960s as an officer of the Central Bank of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and in the 1970s as Vice Minister and then Minister of Finance (South Vietnam), followed by management positions in the U.S. and Vietnam.
Professor Trung has a B.A.from University of Georgia, a Masters in Economics from Yale University and a Ph.D in Political Economy and Government from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an M.B.A.from Harvard Business School.
From 1978 to 1993, he worked in business in the U.S and returned to Vietnam in 1994 where he has served as Advisor for Policy and Business Development of OPV Pharmaceutical Company.
Professor Trung has been involved in teaching and advising for a number of business education programs in Vietnam. Since 2007, he has taught the Country Relevant Topic course in the Executive M.B.A. Program of the Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) at the University of Technology, HCMC.