Originally from the United States, Chad Ovel has over 23 years’ experience leading value growth in Vietnam. Chad joined Mekong Capital in 2013 and is a Partner. Chad is a member of Mekong Capital's Board of Directors, the Management Committee and the Investment Recommendation Committee, and the Board of Directors of a range of investee companies.
As a Partner, Chad has been involved in all stages of sourcing, due diligence & implementation, post-investment value creation, and exiting for several investments in Mekong Capital's funds since 2013.
Chad previously served as Deal Leader of numerous investee companies including: ACC, Golden Gate, Intresco, Nam Long and Traphaco. Chad has successfully led several of Mekong Capital’s most notable exits including Golden Gate which generated a 9.0x return and Traphaco which generated a 6.3x return.
Prior to Mekong, he had 13 years executive leadership experience. From 2000-2006, Chad was the Managing Director at ScanCom Vietnam, leading the aggressive and innovative growth of the company to be the largest furniture exporter in Vietnam in 2006. From 2006-2013, Chad had worked at AA Corporation, a former investee company of Mekong Enterprise Fund, and was the CEO from 2008 onwards. Under Chad’s leadership, AA Corporation had several major breakthroughs in increasing the company's revenues and opening subsidiaries in Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia and United States.