GBA Monthly Business Meeting: Insights of Vietnam’s Electrification


The GBA Monthly Business Meeting on 7 March 2022 with the topic ‘Insights of Vietnam’s Electrification’ provided GBA members valuable and up-to-date insights about the development of transport technologies and the automotive industry with the electric vehicles gaining increasing attention in Vietnam.

Mr. Andre de Jong, 2-wheeler responsible at Bosch in ASEAN, GBA Board Member hosted the event and held a presentation about the status of electric two-wheelers in Vietnam and ASEAN. ‘Vietnam is currently the biggest electric 2-wheeler vehicle market in ASEAN’ stated in his presentation showed the great potential of this area and reflects effort of Vietnamese government and people in the transition towards a more sustainable development and fulfilling the nation’s commitment of emission reduction.

The meeting had the participation of two reputable guest speakers Mr. Laurent Genet, General Director at Audi Vietnam and Chairman of the Automotive Sector Committee at EuroCham Vietnam and Mr. Doan Van Hien, Vice-President at ABB Vietnam. Mr. Genet provided 70 on-site and virtual audiences an overview of the Automotive Industry with the latest electric vehicle (EV) models in the market as well as the critical need of supportive policies to make the electrification successful in Vietnam. Mr. Hien took the audience to a tour through the EV charging technology landscape with its all challenges and opportunities in Vietnam.

Input presentations then triggered lively discussions, where all participants gained further sharing and in-depth understandings around these interesting topics. The meeting was concluded with a dinner where networking and discussions continued. We would like to thank Le Meridien Saigon Hotel for hosting this event.

More highlights and photos of the event will follow soon on our website.

The GBA Monthly Business Meeting is a business-oriented platform happening every first Monday of the month. The next meeting with the trending topic of ‘Sustainable Tourism’ will be hosted by our Board Member Mr. Martin Koerner on 4 April 2022 at the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel.

See you again at the GBA Monthly Business Meeting in April!