The Housing PionEERS

Discovering the hidden value in Vietnam

Lawrence Tham

Chairman of Board of Directors

Graduated with MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading-UK, Mr. Lawrence Tham started his career in 1972 working for a shipping giant Stolt Nielsen Inc and working up to the position Chartering Manager in Singapore, marketing the company’s ships in South East Asia.

In 1980 Mr. Tham branched out, and together with his partners founded Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd, which has grown to become one of the largest and most successful shipbroking companies in Singapore, with offices in USA, Europe, and China.

After 30 years at Eastport, he stepped down as Chairman in 2010 to focus on his other businesses. In addition to his shipping business, Mr. Tham is actively involved in the housing development in Malaysia and China since 1989. His development companies have successfully completed over 20 development projects ranging from residential housing and affordable homes to commercial shops.

With extensive experience in both property development and investment in emerging markets, Mr. Tham began to explore the opportunities in the Vietnamese real estate market. Understanding that affordability is an important factor for most Vietnamese home buyers, his vision brought him to establish National Housing Organization in 2012, with the goal of developing quality homes that most Vietnamese can afford. As Chairman of N.H.O, his hope is for the company to eventually build 10,000 homes annually for Vietnam.

Kim Kyoo Chul

Member of Board of Directors

Mr. Kim is seasoned real estate developer with over 15 years of experience and a strong background in consulting, architecture, project management, and business development in Vietnam, Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia and India.

Chung You Seok

Managing Director  

Mr. Chung, Ph.D in Real Estate, has been engaged in numerous residential, commercial, and mixed-used development projects in Korea, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia before joining NHO in 2015. He was attracted and fascinated by NHO’s purpose of providing quality affordable homes in Vietnam.



Mr Nhut received his Master’s Degree in Finance at the University of Law and Foreign Trade University in Viet NAM. He has more than 20 years of financial experience in diverse areas such as construction, real estate and manufacturing, and have held key positions at the top firms such as BITEXCO group and POSCO.

Huynh Do Phuong Anh


Ms. Phuong Anh has gained experience from major commercial projects and residential housing development projects at law firms and real estate companies such as Sacomreal, Khang Dien, and Rajah & Tann. She is specialized in corporate law, M&A, and real estate.

Do Thi Mai Tram


Ms. Tram has built her career in multi-national corporations which gave her a strong background of tax law, finance, accounting and auditing, as well as high skills in researching, analyzing, and dealing with problems in financial relationships.