Press Release – DBAV’s Annual General Meeting 2017

Ho Chi Minh City, January 23, 2017

Annual General Meeting approves 2017 Board of Association

Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) held its 2017 Annual General Meeting last Tuesday, January 17 in Ho Chi Minh City. The meeting welcomed representatives from the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands, Nuffic Neso, European Chamber of Commerce and valued members of the association in Vietnam.

In his address, Chairman Marcel Hassink underlined DBAV’s achievements in 2016; and together with the other members of the 2017 Board, expressed their enthusiasm in leading the association forward.

The Board of Association in 2017 consists of 4 re-elected and 3 newly elected members:

 Mr. Marcel Hassink – Chairman
Head of Internal Audit at Vietnam International Bank (VIB)

Mr. Jeroen Roomer – Treasurer
Finance Director SEA at De Heus LLC

Mr. Amanuel Flobbe – Board Member
Director at Sunbytes

Ms. Carollyn de Faria – Board Member
Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach & Trainer at CDF Leadership Training & Coaching

 Mr. Pavel Poskakukhin – Board Member
Operation Director at TMF Vietnam

Mr. Ngo Van Tau – Board Member
Partner at NWC Vietnam Consulting

Mr. Joost van Vliet – Board Member
Tax Director Global Mobility Services at KPMG Tax and Advisory

On behalf of the 2016 and 2017 Board as well as DBAV office, Chairman Marcel Hassink extended sincerest thanks to sponsors and all DBAV members for their continued support.


About Dutch Business Association Vietnam

The Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) has been active in Vietnam’s business community since its establishment in 1999. Our membership comprises many large Dutch multinational companies, medium-sized enterprises and smaller, entrepreneurial outfits focused on local or regional markets. Our aim is to serve our great variety of members with a very personal and customized touch so that each one benefits from our network, know-how and platform.

The DBAV organizes a variety of networking opportunities, such as Ned Drinks and our annual Dutch Open golf tournament, as well as informative events on developments and trends in Vietnam affecting the business community, such as sector-specific luncheons and factory tours. We also closely cooperate with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands to provide a full scope of service to Vietnamese-Dutch affiliated communities in both countries.

As a participant to EuroCham, DBAV has established strong connections with government institutions and chambers of commerce in Vietnam. Through this network, DBAV creates a platform through which the Dutch business community is a fundamental part of the larger business community in Vietnam.

DBAV maintains close links with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi in order to better assist new or expanding companies to acquire information on the Vietnamese market, policies and relevant local government ministries.