AT A GLANCE

The Singapore Business Group HCM City Chapter (SBG HCMC) is a non-profit organization established on 9 August 1992 by a small group of Singaporean doing business or working in Vietnam. Since then, it has evolved from a social club with a membership of 30 individuals into a premier business group with membership strength of more than 300 members and is growing.

Besides organizing monthly social networking sessions amongst various business communities, seminars on law and other business related topics, SBG also undertakes charity projects to help the less fortunate in Vietnam. Since 2001, SBG has set up an educational fund from proceeds of an annual charity golf event to provide scholarship for the needy and deserving Higher Secondary school and university students. To date, 2,795 such students had benefited from this scholarship.”

VISION & MISSION

OUR VISION
To be a caring, cohesive, and reputable premier business group in Vietnam.
OUR MISSION
To actively foster business relations with other business communities whilst promoting social, cultural, recreational, educational and charitable activities.
OUR OBJECTIVES
- To promote business relations amongst members as well as with Vietnamese enterprises, foreign business entities and business associations;
- To organize regular networking functions amongst its Members with other business entities, business associations and competent authorities;
- To gather and to disseminate relevant information and legislation to Members;
- To organize seminars and dialogues on relevant business-oriented topics of interest to Members;
- To co-operate with competent authorities in seeking Members’ feedback on laws, regulations and procedures relevant to enhancing the attractiveness of Vietnam’s business environment;
- To promote social, cultural, recreational and educational activities for its Members and their families;
- To act as a source of assistance and guidance for Members;
- To participate in public and charitable activities for the benefit of Members and the general public;
- To undertake any other activities that are consistent with the Association’s objectives within the laws of Vietnam;
- To set up Chapters in various cities and provinces in Vietnam to carry out the objective of the Association.
 
Leow Siu Lin (Ms)
Consul-General

Message from patron

Dear SBG Members and Friends,

As in past years, the Singapore Business Group has played an active role in bringing together the Singapore community in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) through its various activities. Its two main events, the National Day celebration and the Chinese New Year Reunion dinner, attracted 500 and 240 people respectively. I wish to congratulate the SBG and its Exco for the good work it has done in this regard. Many members, both old and new, are happy to have a platform and opportunity to meet their fellow Singaporeans. I understand that there were 52 activities hosted or co-hosted by SBG in 2018 which were attended by approximately 1700 participants. This is an achievement that the SBG can be proud of.

Last year, the Singapore Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City contributed US$26,600 towards the SBG’s Edfund, which provides scholarships to needy students in the neighbouring provinces. The contribution was from the Consulate-General’s Singapore Food Festival in May 2018 which was organised to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Vietnam, which several Singapore companies generously contributed towards. We were pleased that the SBG provided full tuition fees for 23 students from the Thi An Orphanage in Ba Ria Vung Tau. We hope that the contributions will go a long way towards sponsoring such educational scholarships for needy students. This is a very meaningful symbol of the friendship and cooperation between our two countries.

May I congratulate the SBG and Exco for its good work. I look forward to attending more activities and networking and makan sessions in the coming year! The SBG plays an important role in promoting people-to-people ties and like the excellent relations that both countries share, we hope that these ties will grow from strength to strength in the coming years.

Let’s keep the Singapore flag flying high in HCMC!

Leow Siu Lin (Ms)

Consul-General

Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Message from president

Hello my fellow Singaporeans, SBG Patron, Members, Associates and Business Partners,

I am privileged and proud to continue to serve as President of Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh City for term 2018-2020. Our Executive Committee includes the very finest members of the business community.

As the voice of Singapore businesses in Ho Chi Minh City since 1992, the Singapore Business Group strives to promote a diverse, vibrant and sustainable business community across the region. We exist to focus on helping our members to integrate into the business community in Ho Chi Minh City and we emphasize what makes our Business Group stand out from other non-profit organizations like ours by providing world class services to our members.

The Business Group provides leadership and resources to a diverse audience, including community leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives, employees and educators. We are here to support our members in their various pursuits of business growth.

It is heartening to see our core membership base has grown to 400. We have members from all walks of life and world class industries in plethora disciplines. Without your support, Singapore Business Group would never have achieved this incredible milestone.

Every year we offer numerous business functions and events to help our members develop strategic relationships within the business community. In 2018 alone, we have organized 10 networking functions, business forums and 42 co-host functions. Join us for one of our numerous networking events throughout the year to grow your business!

Whatever your business needs are, Singapore Business Group is here to help your business succeed!

Norman Lim

President

Singapore Business Group

Mr. Norman Lim
President

OUR PEOPLE

Mr. Norman Lim

President

Norman Lim has been in Vietnam since 2007. He has previously head two Fortune 500 MNCs, spearheading their businesses in Vietnam from scratch. With his vast Green field experience, he is now working for Metkraft Ltd (a Fisher Barton company) as their President with responsibility over their manufacturing operations and to expand their commercial footprint in Asia Pacific. He has joined SBG Exco as an Executive Member since 2008 and took rein of the chair in 2012. He has worked relentlessly with his team of Exco to bring value and more business focus activities to our members. He is also very active in CSR activities. As a PADI certified Master Instructor, he has been an active marine life conservationist in his previous tour of work in Brunei. And now he has taken over the baton to continue raising Education Funds (an SBG initiative) to help poor but deserving students in and around Ho Chi Minh City to continue their studies.

 
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