Monday, May 19, 2008

PRVH - Building Bridges to Vietnam / Interview with CEO Henry Fahman


Building Bridges to Vietnam
Investing & Business Partnerships with Asia's Most Dynamic Emerging Economy

With a population of more than 85 million and a median age of 26, Vietnam offers a young, educated workforce, and a destination market for goods and services. Over the last decade, its GDP has averaged 7.5 percent annually, making Vietnam the second fastest growing free-market economy in the world. We are honored to be joined by H.E. Le Cong Phung, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the U.S., and panels of experts who will discuss how to invest and conduct business in Vietnam. Topics will include a discussion of the legal, regulatory and investment environment, case studies from manufacturers already active in this marketplace, as well as a description of opportunities in physical and IT infrastructure, real estate and equities. For more details, please click here.

Topics to Be Addressed
Panel Discussions: -Bilateral Trade and Government Issues -Legal/Accounting Issues and Regulations -Equity/Real-Estate Investing -Experience of U.S. Companies in Vietnam -Physical and IT Infrastructure

Henry Fahman President, Providential Holdings

Mr. Henry Fahman has been President and Chairman of the Board of Providential Holdings Inc., since January 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience in general management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, investment banking, and investment advisory services. Since March 31, 2005, he has served as the Interim President and Chairman of the Board of Jeantex Group, Inc.. Previously, he was President and Chairman of the Board of
Providential Securities Inc. from its inception in October 1992 to October 2000. Mr. Fahman has also worked with Lexor Holdings Inc. as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Interim Corporate Secretary, and Interim Treasurer since March 31, 2005. In addition he also served as an investment advisor and investment banker with AG Edwards and Livingston Securities. He also played a Resettlement Coordinator role for the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees. Since 1996, Mr. Fahman has been working with the government and private sectors in Vietnam, exploring dynamic opportunities in the growing sectors of Vietnam in recent years. As the pioneer in taking the very first Vietnamese companies public in the US capital markets, he has a good track record in executing growth strategies for his clients to substantially increase shareholders’ values with timely exits and high returns on investments. Mr. Fahman holds a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, with emphasis in Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy. He also attended Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.

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