Board of Management

Board of Management

Mr. TRAN TRONG KIEN

Group CEO

Tran Trong Kien has been known as a pioneer in many adventure tours in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He ran local tours to fund his medical studies before establishing his own tour operator in 1994. Over the past 25 years of establishment and development, Kien has lead his business to become Thien Minh Group – one of the biggest travel and hospitality groups in the region. Kien is also current chairman of Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), Hue Tourism Advisory Board (HTAB), Vietnam Tour Guides Association (VTGA), trustee of Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), board member of Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD), member of the Private Sector Development Research Board (IV Board) of the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform and ex-member of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), VP Bank and Vinaland.

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Mr. CHRISTOPHER FARWELL

Managing Director of TMG Travel Pillar & Vivu Journeys

Chris began his career working in finance at PwC Canada and Australia. He worked for PwC for nine years before joining the finance team of Flight Center…

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Mr. NGUYEN TRUNG CONG

Deputy General Director & Group CIO

Mr. Nguyen Trung Cong, TMG’s Deputy General Director, is in charge of technology and directly manages the Group’s online business. He now runs…

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Mr. CHRISTOPHER FARWELL

Managing Director of TMG Travel Pillar & Vivu Journeys

Chris began his career working in finance at PwC Canada and Australia. He worked for PwC for nine years before joining the finance team of Flight Center Group – one of the world’s leading travel groups. After two years, he continued to move to Singapore to become Chief Financial Officer of Buffalo Tours brand and was attached to this job for five years. Chris is now the managing director of Vivu Journeys and the representative of TMG European Investments based in Portugal.
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Mr. NGUYEN TRUNG CONG

Deputy General Director & Group CIO

Mr. Nguyen Trung Cong, TMG’s Deputy General Director, is in charge of technology and directly manages the Group’s online business. He now runs iVIVU.com Joint Stock Company – Vietnam’s leading online travel agency with a doubling growth rate every year. Previously, Mr. Nguyen Trung Cong and Group Chairman Tran Trong Kien had developed Buffalo Tours from a Vietnamese enterprise to Asia’s leading destination management company with offices in 11 countries. Before joining TMG, Mr. Nguyen Trung Cong had more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, specializing in software product development and enterprise technology. He has worked with major partners in Japan and the US for years.