Hiep Huynh, BA, BS


HCMC of Consultancy Association, HCMC Union of Business Association (HUBA)

Hiep Huynh has more than 30 years of experience at senior positions in the government authority system in Vietnam. Hiep served as the Deputy Director of HCMC Department of Industry and Trade, in charge of imports and exports, and trade and investment promotion. During his time at the HCMC People’s Committee as the Deputy Chief of Office, he was in charge of matters related to economy, investment, imports and exports, and supported in organizing annual events of the HCMC People’s Committee about trade and investment promotion for domestic enterprises as well as FDI enterprises. With his current position as the President of HCMC of Consultancy Association, he participated in advising member enterprises on matters related to management, finance, and investment.


Hiep has a B.S. in Economics from University of Economics HCMC, a B.A from National Academy of Public Administration, a degree of international finance and investment from a collaborating program between Institute of Economics HCMC and Merrill Lynch, and a certificate of investment project appraisal from Harvard University sponsored by Fulbright Program.

Douglas Clayton, MM


Leopard Capital

Douglas Clayton founded Leopard Capital in 2007, and has over 25 year experience in emerging markets investments. As a senior executive at CLSA Securities, Indosuez WI Carr Securities, and Kerry Securities, he managed investment teams in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, New York City, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile. In 1999, Douglas founded Abacus Equity Partners which arranged and participated in several of Thailand’s most successful private equity investments. He serves as Technical Advisor to the Director-General of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Cambodia, and Trustee of the Center for Khmer Studies. 


Douglas holds a MM from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University and a BA from Cornell University.

John Mathis

Professor/ Director

Thunderbird Global Financial Services Center

John Mathis is a professor of global banking and finance and the director of the Global Financial Services Center at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Before joining the Thunderbird faculty, Dr. Mathis was a senior portfolio officer with the World Bank/IFC, and a senior financial analyst with the World Bank/IFC for Reconstruction and Development. In addition, he was formerly chief international economist with Continental Illinois National Bank (now part of Bank of America Corp.), and was also previously an international economist at Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan/Chase).


Dr. Mathis earned his Ph.D. in economics at University of Iowa and received both his MA and his MBA (both in economics) from the University of California, Riverside.