Chris Freund originally moved to Vietnam in 1994 and has more than 24 years of direct investment management experience, 21 of which were in ​Vietnam.

Chris Freund founded Mekong Capital in 2001 and is a Partner and a member of Mekong Capital's Board of Directors, Management Committee, Investment Recommendation Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of a range of investee companies.

Chris has been involved in all stages of sourcing, due diligence & implementation, post-investment value creation, and exiting for a wide range of investments in Mekong Capital's funds since establishment. He has played a central coordinating role in the development and refinement of Mekong Capital's Vision Driven Investing framework.​ ​​

Chris was also the Deal Leader for many investee companies, including MobileWorld, an investment which resulted in a 57x return for Mekong Enterprise Fund II, marking it one of the most pre-eminent investments in the history of Asian Private Equity.

In 2001, Chris was also a co-founder of Navigos Group, owner of and Navigos Search, Vietnam's largest recruitment services firm. Navigos Group was sold in a trade sale to a Japanese recruitment services firm in April 2013.