Kenneth Atkinson

Executive Chairman
Grant Thornton (Vietnam) Limited

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Ken Atkinson started his career in international banking and after 14 years, including assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, he set up his own consultancy business. With over 42 years emerging market experience and 40 years Asian experience, Ken has undertaken corporate finance transactions in many emerging markets worldwide (Eastern Europe, the People’s Republic of China and several other countries in South East Asia). Ken has been working almost exclusively in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR during the last 28 years.

His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, with a strong emphasis on capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors. He has broad experience in advising Clients including commercial banks on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring, corporate restructuring and equity funding. Being a Partner in Charge Ho Chi Minh City of Grant Thornton Vietnam starting from 1998, now as Executive Chairman since 2014, Kenneth Atkinson’s main focus of activities was in the corporate finance and structured finance division for which he had management responsibility.

He got many Professional qualifications and memberships, just like Former Treasurer of Eurocham, Former Chairman of Britain in Asia Pacific, Former Chairman of Operation Smile Vietnam, Former Board Member Kids with Cancer Foundation, Former Member of the International Board of Governors – Operation Smile International, Former Chairman of EuroCham Tourism and Hospitality Sector Committee, Former Chairman of Vietnam Business Forum Tourism Working Group, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newborns Vietnam, Chairman – British Business Group Vietnam & FCPA Australia; CPA Vietnam.