Thanh C. Nguyen

Digital expert | Tech founder, CoS, COO | exBCG

Hanoi, Vietnam


The Boston Consutling Group (BCG)

Since 2016, I have developed and led strategy, venture build, and project management for Mid-market and Leading Tech, Financial Service, and Retail players, focusing on Vietnam. I am a tech start-up founder, management consultant, BCG alumni, and the right hand of CxOs. Passionate about realizing digital advantage, I co-founded startups and launched digital initiatives for clients. As Chief of Staff to a leading Fintech, I headed the CEO/Chairman office and spearheaded New Business Development and a successful Series A. My hands-on experience has fostered a unique skill set, leading businesses from strategic planning to implementation.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 9 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Bank Platform Software Consumer Lending Payments Personal Finance and Planning Software and Services


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Commercial Due Diligence, Buy-and-Build, Value Creation & Enhancement

Technical Skills: Enterprise Software, SaaS, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, Vietnamese

Work Experience

Xpand Consulting

Senior Consultant, Manager, Expert



- Now

Since 2016, Thanh has developed and led strategy, digital build, and project management for Mid-market and Leading players in Tech, Financial Service, and Retail, focusing on Vietnam. My portfolio: - Lazada, Vice President & Head of Commercial: E-commerce hyper-local strategy - Bain & Company / RTN, Consultant: Due diligence on Healthcare M&A - Leading Low-cost Carrier, Case Manager: Envision and digital roadmap - SmartInvests Consulting, Case Manager: Digital transformation for a FMCG retailer - Leading VN Conglomerate, Manager of Strategy & BD: Digital strategy & new businesses development - Various research roles for Pre-deal research for PE: healthcare, industrial goods

Nuclent Pte. Ltd.

Co-Founder & COO



- 1/3/2024

Co-founded a SaaS platform helps banks, lenders and fintech launch digital financial products in 8-12 weeks, at 1/3 of the cost, and 10x faster for any future customization.


Chief Of Staff & Strategy



- 01/03/2022

Raised $30M Series A for SmartPay - leading fintech providing e-payment and business e-solutions for 700,000+ Vietnam micro & small businesses. Reporting to SmartPay Chairman, collaborating closely with the executive teams to formulating strategic plan & annual plan, facilitating informed decision-making, spearheading strategic initiatives, and driving fundraising efforts.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)




- 01/12/2020

Greenfield strategy, market entry (go-to-market), and digital innovation in Financial Service, Retail/Consumer, and Energy in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.

VIC Partners

Senior Associate



- 01/12/2017

VIC Partners is the first Vietnam-based seed fund backed by serial tech-entrepreneurs. Second hire. Helped design and operationalize the fund. Our portfolio has aced 20x. Cofounded OPENSEA, JSC. Launched BonBon city tour – vintage hop-on hop-off bus and BonBon experience – curated, experiential tours. Pre-Covid, valued at $3M (1Yo) with $200k annualized sale @ 10% MoM growth.


Summer Associate



- 1/10/2015



Accounting and Finance

National Economics University (Vietnam)

Accounting and Auditing

Licenses / Certificates

Vanderbilt University

LLM Prompt Engineering




Business Intelligence Professional Certificate




Project Management Professional Certificate




TOEIC Certificate of Achievement 980/990