Wilson Cheah

Title - Emotional Excellence: Discovering Self and Other

Wilson Cheah has held key leadership positions with various local and

foreign banks for the past 30 years. His achievements in the banking

industry include helming the position of Senior Vice President and he was

in fact one of the key persons to establish two banks in Vietnam.

The key leadership positions were in DBS Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Public

Bank, RHB Bank Bhd, all in Vietnam, spanning more than 20 years in with

practical experience in providing excellent customer experience, building

and managing effective teams. His regional exposure in both Vietnam &

Myanmar provides him with the understanding of the local culture and

people skills.

Later, he was appointed as CEO of a public listed company in Vietnam.

Under his leadership of one of the oldest and most established companies

in the Vietnam, he renewed its vision, reworked its strategies and

enhanced its distribution network and operations to meet the demands of

the 21st century.

At the helm, he enabled the growth of a strong distribution network and

product distribution channel through inspiring people. In view of his

contribution to the company, he was invited to sit in the Board of Directors

of the company.

His wide experience in the corporate world shows in his strong knowledge

in the fields of Leadership, Management and Corporate Finance. Through

growing people and organizations, he cultivated a strong passion in adding

value to others to achieve both organizational and individual goals.

He has utilized his vast knowledge to deliver financial education workshops

and Value Investment bootcamps in Vietnam. Many have also tapped on

him for his insights into communication skills, selling skills and team


His efforts was recognized by the Vietnamese Government when he was

awarded the “Bang Khen” or Merit Award from the People’s Committee of

Danang City, Vietnam for his contributions to the growth of the economic in

Danang Province. He also received the Merit Certificate from one of the

biggest banks in Vietnam… i.e. Bank of Investment and Development of

Vietnam (BIDV) for contributing towards the growth of their Joint venture


Over the years, he continually upgraded his capabilities and competencies

by obtaining various professional qualifications. In addition, he has been

personally trained and developed by many of the world’s top gurus and

experts including John Maxwell, Tony Buzan, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy,

William Rothwell, Steven Covey, Mary Buffet, Marshall Goldsmith and Dr

Peter Chee.

Areas of Expertise

 Coaching and Mentoring

 Emotional Excellence

 Leadership

 Communication Skills

 Selling Skills

 Value Investing and Options Strategies

 Technical Charts Analysis


 Master of Business Administration, Heriot Watt University, UK

 Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Heriot Watt

University, UK


 Certified in Coaching & Mentoring Professional ( CCMP )

 Certified Instructor for the Emotional Intelligence – Leonard

Personality Inventory

 Certified Trainer for Value Investing – Marry Buffet, USA

Professional Experience

Halong Canfood Joint Stock Company & 2018 – Present

Halong Canfood Danang ( Subsidiary ) 2018 - Present

Position : Board of Director

 Halong Canned Food Stock Corporation is a Public listed company in Vietnam.

Its principal business activities are food processing, mainly manufacture/

process, and markets canned products of seafood, poultry, seaweed and other

agricultural products. Besides canned products, it also produces frozen

processed food, hams, sausages, and other processed vegetables.

 Heads the Finance Committee primarily in financial oversight of the company

which includes budgeting, financial planning & reporting & internal controls.

RHB Bank Berhad, Malaysia 2014 – 2018

Chief Representative for Vietnam & Myanmar

 As Head responsible in setting up the strategies for both countries. Act as liaison

to coordinates and manage relationship with regulators/ authorities & Malaysian

investments in the countries. Facilitate the business networks for the Malaysian

companies. Establishing relationship with local banks.

Halong Canfood Joint Stock Company 2012 – 2014

Chief Executive Officer ( CEO )

 Responsible for the entire company’s performance & leading the development

and execution of short & long-term strategies, with the goal of

increasing shareholder values.

 Developed and implemented the new company’s vision and mission.

 Led the re-branding and marketing towards a repositioning and revival of the


 Implements the company social responsibilities in all provinces

 Assessing risks and ensuring risks are monitored and mitigated

 Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion

opportunities, industry developments…etc.

 Responsible for organizational effectiveness, training, succession planning,

executive development, career development

DBS Bank Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City 2010 – 2012

Senior Vice-President

 Responsible in setting up the new branch system/network

 Led in developing its credit policy & putting in place the Internal controls/


 Led in Business Development & developing branch’s strategies in Vietnam

Hong Leong Bank Vietnam Limited 2008 - 2010

General Manager

 Responsible in setting up the branch system/network & strategies of the bank

 Led in developing its credit policy & putting in place the Internal


 Delivering training programs in internal communications, teamwork, customer


VID Public Bank, Vietnam 1994 - 2008

Branch Manager ( in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Danang City )

 Responsible for the entire business operations & profitability of the branch

which includes distribution, customer service, human resources, administration

and sales

 Developing financial budgets and business plans

 Branch expansion network and launching of various retail products

Professional Associations

 Executive Committee of Malaysian Business Chamber Vietnam ( 2006 -2008)

 Vice President of Malaysian Business Chamber Vietnam (2008 -2010)

( Responsible for bringing Malaysians together from diverse businesses in order to

promote and to assist investors with valuable contacts in the community and build

stronger business relationships with the Vietnamese authorities. Arranging networking

events for members to meet and exchange ideas, information's and expertise. Support

corporate social responsibility by promoting charity )

 Executive Board Committee Member 2017/2018 for the Asian Regional Training

and Development Organization (ARTDO)

Awards/ Recognitions

 Awarded "Bang Khen" or Merit Award by the Chairman of People's

Committee of Danang City ( 1999 )

 Awarded "Giay Khen" or Merit Certificate by the General Director of

Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam ( BIDV ) for outstanding

achievement ( 1999 )