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 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.