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Ken Atkinson, Executive Chairman of Grant Thornton (Vietnam)

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Ken Atkinson started his 14-year international banking career with assignments including Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, after which he set up his own consultancy business.

With over 42 years emerging market experience and 40 years experience in Asia, 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 30 years and founded Grant Thornton Vietnam, a member firm of Grant Thornton International.

His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, which also included senior roles in capacity-building projects funded by multilateral and bi-lateral donors, advising Clients including on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring, corporate restructuring and equity funding.