Entrepreneur, Techie, Brit, baby boomer and a professional bean counter (hence the FCMA CGMA FCPA). Rick’s worked for 30 years in supermarkets, accounting profession, breweries, newsagents, defence manufacturing, IT, property development and BP, in the UK, China, Singapore, Switzerland and Vietnam.
Posted to China as Finance Manager with BP in 1990 he was soon relocated to BP in Vietnam where he’s been based more or less since making him the likely the longest Brit in Vietnam. In 1994 he founded TRG, an IT company providingsmart solutions that work for smart businesses. It’s still working as its still going and has taken Rick to 39 countries of the 80 countries TRG’s customers come from. Another of his ventures, TRG Talent focuses on people to enable them to be the best that they can be.
TRG F&B is a partial pivot and holds the Master Franchise for Vietnam forPJ’s Coffee of New Orleanswhichopens in August 2016.
TRG Start-Ups keeps Rick active on the tech start-up scene as an: investor, co-founder, CFO, techie and / or mentor / coach to multiple tech start-ups across Europe and Asia.
Rick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA),a Fellow of CPA Australia, and has an MSc in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
He is the Chairman of AMCHAM HCMC ICT Committee and Chairman of Eurocham Vietnam IT Sector Committee. He is active in promoting Vietnam IT, inward investment to Vietnam as well as IT events and seminars.
Rick is Treasurer and a member of the Board of the British Business Group in Vietnam.
He is Chairman and a Board Member of the South-East Asia Regional Board (SEARB) for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).Rick is a CIMA Membership Assessor and he regularly promotes (more like evangelises) CIMA in Vietnam (he was after all the first Management Accountant and the first CIMA member in Vietnam and also helped CIMA to establish its presence here) as well as speaks, attends, hostsand co-brands events both with and for and on behalf of CIMA across the world.
Rick is highly active online and all about him can easily be found at: linkedin.com/in/rickyvanovich + @RickYvanovich + facebook.com/Yvanovich + google.com/+RickYvanovich