|Vietcombank Chairman Nghiêm Xuân Thành (left) and the new Retail Banking Director Thomas William Tobin (centre) at the appointment announcing ceremony held on October 20. — Photo VNA|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Việt Nam (Vietcombank) on October 20 appointed Thomas William Tobin as Retail Banking Director, the bank’s first foreign senior executive.
In his remarks at the appointment announcing ceremony, Vietcombank Chairman Nghiêm Xuân Thành said the bank targets to earn the No 1 Retail Bank of Việt Nam title by 2020 in its long-term strategy.
Thành expected that with 30 years of experience in finance and banking and deep understanding of the Vietnamese and the global markets, Tobin will create breakthroughs in the bank’s retail banking and help it achieve the goal.
Tobin, a Canadian national and a postgraduate alumnus of MacMaster University, previously worked as Regional Director for North Asia of Visa, a global payment technology company. He also held managing positions in HSBC.
He is a professional in e-payment, retailing and property management, wholesale and commercial banking. — VNS