Chris Freund founded Mekong Capital in 2001 and is a Partner. Chris is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Management Committee, Investment Recommendation Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of a range of investee companies. Chris is also the Mentor for approximately 15 people in Mekong Capital's team.
Chris is currently the Deal Leader for Ben Thanh Jewelry (brand name: "Precita"), and is the Alternate Deal Leader for Red Wok, ABA Cool Trans, Pizza 4Ps, Vua Nem and Yola.
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's funds since 2001. Chris has been the Deal Leader for many investee companies, including MobileWorld, an investment which resulted in a 57x return for MEF II.
Chris has played a central coordinating role in the development and refinement of the Vision Driven Investing framework.
Chris originally moved to Vietnam in 1994 and has more than 24 years of direct investment management experience, 21 of which were in Vietnam.
In 2001, Chris was also a co-founder of Navigos Group, owner of VietnamWorks.com 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 at a 70x return for Chris as a co-founder.
Chris was an early investor and is the Chairman of Pasteur Street Brewing Company, Vietnam's first and preeminent craft beer brand.