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Kenneth Atkinson

Grant Thornton (Vietnam) Limited

Executive Chairman

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.

Ken has a wealth of experience in the hotel and tourism sector having been involved in financing hotels in Asia, advising developers, advising owners on hotel operator selection, working with operators and doing feasibility studies.

Ken advised on the first Hotel Joint Venture in the PRC in 1979 and one of the first projects in Vietnam in 1989.

Currently he is Executive Chairman of Grant Thornton Vietnam and Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Laos.