Mr. Henry Nguyen is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the Chairman of Phoenix Holdings, an investment company focused on operations in technology, financial services, sports & media, and retail/consumer. Henry is also the Developmental Licensee for all McDonald’s restaurants in Vietnam and the Chairman and Publisher of Forbes in Vietnam. Henry has worked at Goldman Sachs, IDG Ventures, Vietnam, Harvard Medical School, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
With a deep passion for sports, he established the Saigon Heat pro basketball team, which competes in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), and the Vietnam University Games (VUG), the country’s official organizer of university athletics. He is the current President of the Vietnam Basketball Federation (VBF), elected for the the five-year term from 2015 to 2020. In addition to his sports activities in Vietnam, he is also the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), the newest club in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Henry is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and an Asia 21 Fellow of the Asia Society. He was bestowed an additional honor by the Asia Society in Southern California as being an “Asian Game Changer,” for his leadership in bridging cultures through policy, business, arts, and education initiatives.
He was also honored with the John Connor Humanitarian Award 2015 by Operation Smile due to his deep contribution in the role of the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Operation Smile Vietnam. He has served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of ASEAN Business Club, the regional business platform to support Southeast Asian economic integration.
He used to serve on the Board of VC Corporation, Vega Technology Group, BHD Media, and Goldsun FocusMedia. He also serves on the Board of Viet Capital Securities. He used to be featured in on-air interviews CNBC’s Entrepreneur Asia, Bloomberg Business, Bloomberg’s High Flyers, and other media including CNN and the BBC.
He earned his BA in Classics at Harvard and his MD and MBA from Northwestern University Medical School and the Kellogg School. He is married with twin daughters who are two years of age.