EuroCham Vietnam, Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group
Rick’s a Brit, a baby boomer, and a professional bean counter (hence the FCMA CGMA FCPA). He’s worked for 30 years in supermarkets, accounting, breweries, newsagents, defence manufacturing, IT, property development and big Oil, in the UK and Asia.
Posted to China with big Oil in 1990 he was soon relocated to Vietnam where he’s been based more or less since. In 1994 he founded TRG, a technology company (the first of many entrepreneurial ventures). TRG has a vision of making your business shine by providing stuff that works.
I guess it’s working as its still going and has taken Rick to 39 countries of the 70 countries TRG’s customers come from. Another of his ventures, Profiles International South East Asia, expanded the vision to making both you and your business shine; it focuses on people to enable them to be the best that they can be.
Rick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Fellow of CPA Australia, and has an MSc in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
He is the Chairman of AMCHAM HCMC ICT Committee and Chairman of Eurocham Vietnam IT Sector Committee. He is active in promoting Vietnam IT, inward investment to Vietnam as well as IT events and seminars.
Rick is Treasurer and a member of the Board of the British Business Group in Vietnam.
He is Chairman and a Board Member of the South-East Asia Regional Board (SEARB) for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Rick is a CIMA Membership Assessor and he regularly promotes (more like evangelises) CIMA in Vietnam as well as speaks, attends, hosts and co-brands events both with and for and on behalf of CIMA across the region.