President, Stellar Management Corp
Prof. Vinh has 30 years of professional, technical, and management experience in more than 20 countries in the Asian-Pacific, European, and West African regions. His expertise includes economic development strategies, business restructuring and enterprise reform, public-private partnerships, and project and infrastructure finance. He also has extensive experience in fintech, cryptocurrencies and gaming regulations, particularly in Vietnam, related to electronic lottery, instant tickets, sports betting, and casino. He contributed to various TV programs on gaming and cryptocurrencies in his native country of Vietnam and has participated and delivered numerous plenary lectures at international conferences in Japan, Dubai and Brazil, etc..
Prof. Vinh is senior advisor to leading international gaming companies the past 10 years in Vietnam and as Country Representative for Scientific Games Corp., one of the world’s largest lottery and gaming companies. Prof. Vinh is also Senior Investment Advisor to Van Don Special Economic Zone and Integrated Resorts in Vietnam. He advises government agencies in building Vietnam’s first integrated casino resort in Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam.
Prof. Vinh served, for 10 years, as Administrator of the Vietnam Executive MBA Program of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and, for the past 20 years, as professor of management at Vietnam National University. His MBA and management students include Ministers, Chairmen and CEO’s of large corporations including Vietnam Airlines, Petro-Vietnam, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications, Vietnam Mobile Fone, VietTel, Vietnam Shipbuilding, Vietnam Seafood Corp., and more than 2,500 CEO’s of state-owned and private sector companies.
Prof. Vinh completed his Master’s program and Doctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C. (1978) and Catholic University of America (1983), respectively. In 1981, he was awarded a three-year Ph.D. Fellowship by the US National Institutes of Health and has been subsequently recommended by several US Senators and Congressmen for a Presidential Special Assistant position. He served as a White House political appointee in the first Reagan-Bush administration.