Prof. Augustine Ha Ton VINH has 30 years of professional, technical, and management experience in more than 20 countries in the Asian-Pacific, European, and West African regions. His expertise includes economic development strategies, business restructuring and enterprise reform, public-private partnerships, and project and infrastructure finance. He has extensive experience in gaming regulations and business development in Vietnam, related to electronic lottery, instant tickets, sports betting, and casino. His experience in emerging markets includes China, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan, India, Egypt, and several countries in West Africa.
Prof. Vinh serves as Vietnam Senior Advisor to Scientific Games Corp. and Senior Investment Advisor to Van Don Special Economic Zone and Integrated Resorts in Vietnam. For the past 20 years, Prof. Vinh teaches executive and advanced management courses at Vietnam National University to more than 2,000 CEO’s of state-owned and private sector companies.
Prof. Vinh completed his Master’s program and Doctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C. (1978) and Catholic University of America (1983), respectively. In 1981, he was awarded a three-year Ph.D. Fellowship by the US National Institutes of Health and has been subsequently recommended by several US Senators and Congressmen for a Presidential Special Assistant position. He served as political appointee in the first Reagan-Bush administration.