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Virginia B. Foote founded Bay Global Strategies, LLC in 2011 with the goal to provide clients with critical knowledge and strategic planning for doing business in and with Vietnam. With over 20 years of experience in Vietnam, commendations including the President of Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship (2007), Ms. Foote provides clients with top notch on-the-ground strategic advisory services, stakeholder engagement, and government relations. She has played a pivotal role in normalization with the U.S., Vietnam’s accession to the WTO, and Vietnam’s growing economy. (click to keep reading)

 

 

Robert L. Schiffer is CEO and Executive Director of the US Vietnam Trade Council and one of Washington's leading experts on Vietnam’s commercial and political climate.  Mr. Schiffer has broad experience in both in the private and public sectors, ranging from Wall Street to appointments in two White House administrations. His background in financial markets, diplomacy, crisis management, negotiations and trade policy, provides clients with a broad perspective and a dynamic approach to problem solving with both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  (click to keep reading)

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Virginia B. Foote - President and CEO, Bay Global Strategies

Virginia B. Foote founded Bay Global Strategies LLC to provide clients with critical knowledge and strategic planning for doing business in and with Vietnam. With over 25 years of experience with Vietnam, Ms. Foote provides clients with top notch on-the-ground strategic advisory services, stakeholder engagement, planning and implementation support, and government relations. Ms. Foote is a well known expert on Vietnamese politics, economics and the business environment and formed a partnership with the investment firm Indochina Capital in 2012. 

 From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Foote served as President and Partner of Vietnam Partners LLC, providing investment banking and advisory services. For three years prior, Ms. Foote served as Executive Vice President of the US-ASEAN Business Council, merging the US-Vietnam Trade Council members with the US-ASEAN Business Council.

In 1989, Ms. Foote co-founded with former Ambassador William H. Sullivan, the non-profit U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council (USVTC) under the International Center, in Washington DC and remains IC President today. Ms. Foote played a leading role in U.S.-Vietnam normalization, the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement, Vietnam's accession to the WTO, and TPP negotiations. Ms. Foote served as Chair for the U.S. Business Coalition for APEC 2006 and Chair of the U.S.-Vietnam WTO Coalition. She received the U.S. Ambassador's Award for Citizen Diplomacy in 1999 and the Vietnam President’s Medal of Friendship in 2007. 

She is the past Co-Chair of the Vietnam Business Forum 2014-2016, the premier foreign and domestic business association in Vietnam. Ms. Foote serves as President of the Board of the International Center where she oversees the humanitarian projects of VVAF in Vietnam. She served as past Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and currently serves as Board member of both the VBF and AmCham.  

In June 2016, Ms. Foote was awarded the Vietnam President's Friendship Order Medal for active contribution to the normalization and development of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the US.