[Press Release]The German Business Association announces their new 2017 Board of Management. Chairman Jens Ruebbert is reelected for the third term.


The German Business Association announces their new 2017 Board of Management. Chairman Jens Ruebbert is reelected for the third term.

Ho Chi Minh City, January 20th, 2017

More than 93 members of the German Business Association (GBA) in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM), taken place last January, 2017. With major votes of approval from the ordinary members in present and by proxies, the GBA has successfully elected the new 2017 Board of Management who are representatives from 11 German member corporations.

Following this AGM’s election result, the GBA Board appointed in the first GBA Board Meeting the new Chairman for year 2017, Mr. Jens Ruebbert, who will continue his third term to serve the Board’s clear mandate that is in favor of the members’ benefits and the merger for the future bilateral German – Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce (AHK Vietnam).

The GBA Board Management 2017 is defined as follows:

  • Chairman:

Mr. Jens Ruebbert – Managing Director & Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank AG

  • Vice Chairman in Ho Chi Minh City:

Dr. Thai-Lai Pham – President & CEO of Siemens Limited Vietnam

  • Vice Chairman in Hanoi:

Mr. Roman Kuebler – General Director of B. Braun Vietnam Co., Ltd.

  • Treasurer:

Mr. Erik Petermoeller – Finance Director & CFO of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam Ltd.

  • Delegate to EuroCham:

Mrs. Maren Maischein – Head of Sales & KAM of Schenker Vietnam Co., Ltd.

  • Board Members in Ho Chi Minh City:


Mrs. Annett Perschmann-Taubert – Director, Tax and Legal Services of PwC Vietnam
Ms. Sibylle Rabhansl – Managing Director of BDG Asia / BDG Vietnam
Mr. Frank Schoeninger – Managing Partner / COO of SOPEC LLC
Mr. Quang-Hue Vo – Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Mr. Marko Walde – Chief Representative of German Industry & Commerce Vietnam

  • Board Members in Hanoi:

Mr. Oliver Massmann – Partner-General Director of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC.

Mr. Jens Ruebbert – Chairman of the Board of the German Business Association in Vietnam

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier together with German Ambassador, GIC/AHK Vietnam and GBA Vietnam in a meeting in Hanoi on 31.10.2016

The GERMAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION – the GBA – founded in 1995, approved and licensed by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City in 1998, is the voice and advocate of German businesses in Vietnam, fostering bilateral socio-economic relations between the two countries. GBA is one of the longest established business associations and a founding-member of EUROCHAM in Vietnam. It represents more than 200 German corporations and works for the best possible market environment and operating conditions for German companies in the country. It acts as a competence center for its members, facilitating helpful information on business in Vietnam and establishing new contacts within the local community.

The GBA also decided to merge with the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) to establish the German-Vietnamese Chamber of Industry and Commerce. By joining forces, the two institutions will be able to even better serve German business interests in the country and thus actively encourage and support further German investment in Vietnam.

GBA regularly creates opportunities for professional as well as social exchange, namely the TalentBiz – German Job Fair, the German Ball and the annual Oktoberfest in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as highlight events amongst others.

For the full range of activities and membership benefits please have a look at the GBA website www.gba-vietnam.org


Ms. Nguyen Ho Tong Khanh Linh
Executive Office Manager
+84 28 3823 9772, ext 114