Bao Nguyen, GoBear’s Country Director in Vietnam is passionate about making financial services accessible for everyone.
Bao’s worked in finance and insurance for more than 24 years. Originally from Vietnam, he moved to the United States when he was three years old. Bao started his career in Washington DC at Prudential Financial and after being there for eight years he became their youngest Managing Director in the country.
In 2002, Bao took on a 12-month contract with AIA Vietnam in Hanoi and in 2005 he moved back to Vietnam permanently when he was recruited from his role as General Manager Samsung Life Insurance in Korea to head up Sales and Marketing at Prudential Fund Management Company.
In 2007 Bao launched his own fund management company, Anpha Capital. It listed the first two Vietnamese funds, ever, on the German Stock Exchange (XETRA) in Frankfurt, raising more than USD 125 million in 12 months. In 2010, Bao drew on this experience when he became CEO and launched Maritime Bank’s fund management spin off - Maritime Capital. Bao spent the next seven years in executive leadership positions helping companies like Standard Chartered Bank Singapore and BIDV MetLife grow their businesses before joining GoBear in 2018. GoBear became the #1 comparison site in Asia within 2 years of launching (according to Think with Google). Headquartered in Singapore and now in six countries, GoBear is Asia’s first and only metasearch engine for financial services products.
Bao has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Maryland College Park in Washington DC. He’s fluent in English and Vietnamese and although not quite living his dream as a pro tennis player, Bao has a pretty mean backhand and loves to talk tennis if you’d like to listen.