Cao Tien Vi
Founder & Chairman
The founder and chairman of ASIF Australia is a prominent businessman in Vietnam, known and respected for his success with Saigon Paper Joint Stock Company and his leadership of the Young Entrepreneurs Associations of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. Additionally, he is also recognized as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Community Service Initiatives – CSIP (non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations investing in the development of social enterprises in Vietnam and the region) for more than 10 years. With an impressive history in leadership, Vi stunned the business community when he left the race at the top of his career to pursue a new ambitious project, ASIF.
Throughout his career, Vi always has a strong interest and active involvement in charity and social responsibility from a corporate perspective as well as personally. From tackling issues of homelessness, to advocating and funding disability support, to providing accessible healthcare for children and elders alike, he was committed to fight against social injustice. Above all, Vi is a strong believer of impact investment in humanity and its next generation. He believes this holds the key to the sustainable development of society.
In response to his growing concern with the many gaps in social work in Vietnam, Vi formed ASIF in 2018 with a group of talents to address the challenges faced by humanitarian organisations in Vietnam and internationally alike. With the insights and experience he has in business and humanitarian activities, Vi brings a unique perspective that marks the start of a radical evolution.
-Founder and former Chairman & CEO of SAIGON PAPER CORPORATION (Vietnam’s leading paper manufacturer).
-Vice President of Center for Social Initiatives – CSIP (non-governmental and non-profit organization investing and developing social enterprises in Vietnam and the region).
-Second Labor Medal awarded by the President of Vietnam (2017).
-The merit of the Prime Minister of Vietnam.