Vietcombank appoints first foreign director hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (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 Nghiem Xuan Thanh said the bank targets to earn the No.1 Retail Bank of Vietnam title by 2020 in its long-term strategy.

Thanh 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.-VNA