On 28 February and 1 March 2011, the Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA) organized a course on Non-performing Loans Management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The trainer, Mr Bernard John Reid, hails from Sydney, Australia. Mr Reid brings with him four decades of practical banking experience gained in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East in all aspects of corporate and middle-market banking including senior marketing and credit positions, remedial management and risk asset reviews. Mr Reid is currently a Risk Management Consultant in Australia.
The response to the course was overwhelming, with 356 participants attending. The participants include officers from the various echelons in the banking community. Following the course in Ho Chi Minh City, another similar course was conducted by Mr Reid in Hanoi on 3 and 4 March 2011. The course was also very well received, with 236 participants.
As the turnout of participants was unexpectedly large, there was not enough time for discussion between the participants and the trainer. Nevertheless, the substantive aspects of the course contents were adequately communicated.
VNBA and ABA would like to record their appreciation to Mr Reid for taking time off from his busy schedule to travel all the way from Sydney to Vietnam to conduct the two training courses.