Job Opening: Executive Director | German Business Association (GBA)


Organization: German Business Association (GBA)

Job title: Executive Director

Report to: Chairmen & Board Members

Location: Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, 33 Le Duan Boulevard, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.       

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in a dynamic, professional and cross-cultural work environment? Do you have experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization that supports German and Vietnamese businesses in developing their operations and creating opportunities for business and social exchange? If yes, then you might be the perfect candidate for the Executive Director position at the German Business Association (GBA) in Vietnam!

The GBA is one of the first and largest foreign business associations in Vietnam, with more than 360 members from various business sectors, a founding member of EuroCham Vietnam, and a highly respected counterpart in the local community.

As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for:

  • The executive director is responsible for leading and managing the GBA’s operations, activities, and services in a community, in alignment with its vision, mission, and values.
  • The executive director reports to the GBA’s board of directors and works closely with other stakeholders such as local businesses, government officials, media, and community organizations.
  • The executive director oversees the GBA’s functions such as advocacy, business information, corporate partnership, and business networking, as well as its financial and human resources management.
  • The executive director represents the GBA in external events and media, builds and maintains relationships with key partners and members, and identifies and develops new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
  • Actively enhance the membership engagement and develop value-add member services. Create and implement ideas for (new/improved) activity and program formats, incl. content preparation and moderation.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • University degree in Business, Economics, Marketing, Government/International Relations, Law or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a senior management position
  • Excellent leadership, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • A strong understanding of the Vietnamese market, culture and legal framework
  • A high level of professionalism, integrity and commitment
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of German and/or Vietnamese is an asset

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with executives from various business sectors, high-level local and international government officials and other influential stakeholders.
  • A dynamic, professional and cross-cultural work environment with great team spirit.
  • A competitive compensation package.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to email:  with email subject: GBA ED_[YOUR FULL NAME]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


The German Business Association (GBA) represents more than 360 members from German global players, large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as international and local Vietnamese organizations with ties to Germany. Founded in 1995 and a founding member of EuroCham in Vietnam, the GBA has promoted and fostered business, economic and cultural ties between Vietnam and Germany for the mutual benefits of both countries and its members. With the significant member growth over the last years, the GBA is looking to expand its office in HCMC and is searching for an Executive Director to implement the strategic development of the organization with highest member engagement.


ED Updated April 2023