CMG.ASIA initially developed out of the wellness industry and has since transformed into a private management group with a diversified focus on lifestyle and social impact investment. With over two decades of immersive experience in Southeast Asia, our journey has been defined by a commitment to "Making Life Better" through the nurturing of founder-led enterprises that drive positive social change.
As entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals deeply entrenched in Southeast Asia, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Our hands-on approach has played a pivotal role in creating, managing, and investing in some of the region's most successful lifestyle brands. We firmly believe that organizational success hinges on a strong company culture, a principle at the core of our philosophy.
We are dedicated to cultivating a "High-Performance Leadership Culture," both within our internal organization and the portfolio companies we nurture. This dedication has propelled several of our portfolio businesses to achieve category-leading status, underscoring our unwavering commitment to sustainable growth and lasting impact.
Nurturing Impactful Ventures for Tomorrow's World
At CMG Venture Lab, we are dedicated to fostering the growth of early-stage companies that carry the potential to drive positive social change. Our approach blends virtual and shared office space support to empower visionary entrepreneurs, particularly in sectors like healthcare, women-led initiatives, the future of food, education, and sports entertainment. By providing more than just capital, we cultivate an ecosystem where innovation thrives, leading to sustainable transformations that shape the future.
Forging Transformative Journeys
Steering the course of transformational opportunities, CMG Private Equity focuses on creating lasting impact. Our investments span both minority and majority stakes, aligning with a long-term perspective. This approach sets us apart, as we guide companies through their entire lifecycle – from early growth stages to their prime. Collaborating seamlessly between our Hong Kong and Vietnam teams, we leverage synergies that enhance value, capitalizing on our profound expertise to support our partner companies' strategic growth.
Investing in Sustained Value
In the realm of public equity, CMG is committed to identifying enduring value. Our investment philosophy centers on long-term engagement, targeting public companies with the fundamentals and management we believe in. Our focus is on stocks trading below their intrinsic business value, a strategy that aligns with our commitment to sustained growth. With a holding period measured in years rather than weeks or months, our dedication to nurturing value underscores our unique perspective.
Our partners at CMG represent a collective of accomplished financial professionals, visionary entrepreneurs, and seasoned domain experts, each contributing a wealth of invaluable experience. At CMG, we transcend the traditional boundaries of investment. We are the architects of transformation, the driving force behind growth, and staunch advocates for lasting impact.
Chairman of CMG.ASIA
Randy Dobson is the Chairman of CMG.ASIA, a leading firm specializing in the lifestyle and wellness industry. He has a stoired career and has been recognized with numerous business awards and featured in multiiple prestigious publications such as Forbes. Randy is a visionary entrepreneur with over two decades of experience creating and growing successful businesses, including the largest luxury gym chain in Vietnam.
COO & Managing Partner of CMG.ASIA
With over a decade of experience, Huyen joined the company in 2009 and played a key role in its growth and success from a fitness company to a multi-disciplinary venture builder, leading the media division and managing projects and campaigns.
As Managing Partner, Huyen oversees daily operations, production, and business planning for multiple portfolio businesses and fosters a results-driven, accountable work environment. With her strong background in communication and marketing, she is a valuable mentor to the executive teams of CMG’s portfolio investments, providing critical insights for scaling a business from early stage to market leader.
Founder of Grant Thornton Vietnam
Ken Atkinson started his career in international banking, with over 45 years of emerging market experience and 40 years of Asian experience, Ken has undertaken corporate finance transactions in many emerging markets worldwide (Eastern Europe, the People’s Republic of China, and several other countries in South East Asia).
Ken has been working almost exclusively in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR during the last 30 years and was the Founder of Grant Thornton Vietnam, a member firm of Grant Thornton International.
CEO and Founder of The Global CIO Office
Gary Dugan is the CEO and founder of The Global CIO Office, offering asset allocation and investment advice to families and boutique institutional platforms. He began his career in the City of London, rising as a portfolio manager and market strategist for prominent asset managers and investment banks, including the National Coal Board pension funds, Eagle Star, and Morgan Grenfell. Joining JPMorgan in 1993, he served as their European equity market strategist and later as MD and CIO of multi-asset portfolios.
Gary managed investments for prestigious clients and received S&P awards. He also advised the OECD, European corporate boards, and the European Parliament. His extensive experience includes roles as CIO at Barclays Wealth, Merrill Lynch, and the UAE's largest banks, FAB and Emirates NBD. In 2016, he was named Private Banker of the Year by Wealth Briefing.
Co-founder and CEO of AOP Capital
David McCann is the CEO and a founding partner of AOP Capital Limited based in Hong Kong. His business acumen is built on decades of entrepreneurial success in venture capital, private equity, and business, with a keen focus on bringing value and generating robust returns through partnerships. His career is marked by a proven record of building thriving companies, and a diverse portfolio that encompasses mergers, acquisitions, and fundraising across the Asia-Pacific region, USA, and EU. David’s expertise also shines in scaling up businesses and executing both business and investment strategies for growth.
Co-Founder & CEO of GAM Entertainment
TK Nguyen is a seasoned professional in the entertainment and hospitality industry with over 15 years of experience. He has a proven track record in creating unique and memorable experiences as the founder of Skylight Nha Trang, a popular rooftop beach club that has become one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations
TK has taken his passion for connecting cultures and bringing people together to new heights as the CEO of GAM Entertainment Group. In this role, TK leads the company's mission to unite and inspire the world through esports entertainment. The success of Vietnam's 8x Championship team and SEA Games Gold winner, GAM Esports, showcases TK's ability to build and grow brands that leave a lasting impact.
Chairman of Maison/ Founder of Hello Health Group
With a track record of co-founding several ventures in Southeast Asia and presently serving as the Chairman of Maison Group, James stands as an accomplished business leader. In his role as Executive Chairman, he adeptly manages growth strategies, legal affairs, risk mitigation, M&A, and brand extension. Noteworthy is Hello Health Group's expansive reach across 9 markets, engaging 37 million monthly users. Holding a Master's in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, complementing his regional and cross-industry expertise, James provides invaluable insights to those he guides.
Founder of Hoang Ha & Associates
Mr. Ha Vu Hoang is the founder and managing director of Hoang Ha & Associates. He is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. His diverse legal experience has helped him to have the ability to thoroughly analyze the strategies and goals of corporations to effectively guide businesses through the complexities of governmental regulations and corporate compliance requirements, while consistently maximizing shareholder value. Mr. Ha Vu Hoang graduated from the University of Law of Ho Chi Minh City in 2001 and received his master's degree in international law from Transnational Law and Business University in Seoul, Korea in 2005. He was admitted to the Bar Association of Ho Chi Minh City and is a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation.
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