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Kenneth Atkinson OBE
Ho Chi Minh City
Founder and Senior Board Adviser

Kenneth Atkinson OBE


Ken Atkinson started his career in international banking and after 14 years, including assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, he set up his own consultancy business, which became Grant Thornton Vietnam in 1998.

With over 45 years emerging market experience and over 40 years Asian experience, 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.

His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, with a strong emphasis on capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors.

He continues to work on some client assignments and works closely with the Partners.

Ken also holds several independent board positions and advisory positions.


  • Board member of British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (BritCham).
  • Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB).
  • FCPA Australia; CPA Vietnam
  • Completed Vietnam Institute of Directors Director Certification Program September 2019.
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