We are innovative scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors with a deep understanding of research, markets, and regulations. We are a multinational group but we have been in Vietnam and Southeast Asia for 15 years. We speak the local language and understand the local culture intimately. Our advantage is our multidisciplinary experience and global network combined with local understanding and access.

Giang Lam

Giang is an entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of experience, including over 13 years in Vietnam. He is Founder of the RDA Vietnam Fund, a Boston-based fund investing in Vietnam. Prior to managing investments, Giang was a successful entrepreneur having co-founded several high-growth companies including Cambridge Energy and JungleSoft. Giang has held operational roles in diverse industries including mobile, telecom, robotics, manufacturing, and healthcare. Giang received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Giang is fluent in both Vietnamese and English.


Shawn Sung Hwa Lee

Shawn, CEO of SM Sino Technology Investment, has been in international business over 25 years out of his 32 years of career, involved in corporate finance, M&A, property consultancy, international JV formations, and financial institution’s formations and managements. Most recently he was spearheaded SM-Sino's efforts to expend its territory beyond Korea particular focus on Vietnam. He has been building up a platform in Vietnam to accommodate new technologies from advance countries into Vietnam. Prior to SM Sino, he spent 23 years in financial markets in Hong Kong.


Paul Kirpes
VP Corporate Development

Paul is Founder and President of TPG Companies, a US strategy consultancy. He is a proven entrepreneur, executive, and trusted adviser to business owners and government leaders. Known for his strategic analysis, operational and market insights, Paul has led business turnarounds and growth initiatives in diverse private and public entities in over two dozen countries across five continents. He has been a guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate classes at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University on topics of business success. He is a nationally sought speaker and author published in numerous books and trade publications. Paul holds multiple degrees and certifications and has advanced training in strategy, board development, leadership & organization development, sales, employee engagement, negotiation, international business, and philanthropy.