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The Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) and the Belgian - Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (BeluxCham) are proud to present 2016’s BeNeLux Business Awards, which will be held on May 20th 2016 at the Novotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Combined the two associations have over 200 members ranging from start-ups to large multinationals. To honour our members and the Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg business community in Vietnam we are organizing the BeNeLux Business Awards.

This year’s winners are:

  1. Best Sustainable Company - Friesland Campina watch movie profile
  2. Best Alumni - Huy Nguyen watch movie profilewatch movie profile
  3. Best Start Up Company - Entobel watch movie profile
  4. Best Company - ITEQ watch movie profile
  5. Best Manager - Jean-Paul Mariani watch movie profile

Just like 2014 this year’s awards promise to become an exciting event with great candidates, delicious food and a great after party.

  • 18:00 - Welcome Reception
  • 18:30 - Grand Opening
  • 18:45 - Awards Ceremony
  • 20:00 - Private Dinner & Networking
  • 21:30 - Party till late

2016 Winners 2016 Award Winners



Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. They supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for their customers.

Dalat Hasfarm

Dalat Hasfarm

Dalat Hasfarm aims to be the first choice of floricultural products in Asia-Pacific and the most high-tech, innovative and customer-oriented supplier in their industry.

Friesland Campina

Friesland Campina

FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies. It sells consumer products. E.G. dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and in Africa via its own subsidiaries.


Huy Nguyen

Nguyen Huy
SIOUX - General Manager

Huy Nguyen obtained all cum-laude Bachelor, Master of Science and Professional Doctorate degrees with IT related in the Netherlands. He worked for 8 companies in Europe before returning to Vietnam to found Sioux in Danang. He is currently the Managing Director.

Dau Ha Lam

Lam Dau Ha
Direct Money - Business Manager

Dau Ha Lam did her Masters in Marine Transport and Management at University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is now a Business Manager at Direct Money. At this moment Direct Money is focused on proving mobile insurance products for telco companies.

Minh Thai Nguyen

Nguyen Minh Thai
CPSE - Researcher

Minh Thai Nguyen finished her Master of Safety Engineering in KU Leuven, Belgium. She was ranked 1st over international fellows and 5th over total attendees. She has been working at Research & Development Centre for Petroleum Safety and Environment (CPSE) since 2011.


Banh Nam

Banh Nam

Bánh Năm is a grab-and-go Vietnamese street food concept with a focus on freshly made bánh mì along with snacks, desserts, and drinks. Their idea is simple: don’t change what people love. Only add: cleanliness, convenience, and consistency.

Deco Concrete Company

Deco Concrete Company

Jan Peeters is a civil engineer who has won a concrete award from the Dutch ‘Betonvereniging’ in 1988. In Vietnam he develops beautiful decorative concrete products together with a skilled team of talented and hardworking Vietnamese people.



Entobel’s business model consists in revalorizing organic waste and residue from the food industry into high-grade and sustainable agricultural products. They use an innovative bioconversion technology based on insects.



Bejo Vietnam

Bejo is one of the leading companies in breeding, production, processing and sale of premium quality vegetable seeds. Their assortment of more than 1000 different varieties, representing some 50 crops, enables Bejo to offer a comprehensive program suitable for various markets and climate zones.


Boydens Engineering

Boydens engineering is dedicated to delivering the most advanced solutions in the various technical engineering disciplines, thus providing the best solutions tailored to their clients specific needs.



ITEQ Vietnam Co. Ltd. specializes in the production and assembly of high-quality mono-parts and welded assemblies. Thanks to their reliable and outstanding network of local suppliers, they can now provide their clients with excellent service in this region of the world as well.


Xavier Pinchart

Xavier Pinchart
Boydens Engineering - Director

Xavier Pinchart is currently Director at S-E Asia Boydens Engineering Vietnam. BOY offers environmental consulting and engineering services for low energy buildings in South-East Asia.

Jean-Paul Mariani

Jean-Paul Mariani
Tue Linh Group - Managing Director

Jean-Paul Mariani is the CEO and Managing Director at Tue Linh Group. This company is a reputable brand for providing medicinal and herbal products and it’s well-known in the world market.





Tuyet Nguyen
Nguyen Thi Tuyet
Sarus Capital - Director Equity

Ms. Tuyet is currently working at Sarus Capital Management LLC, an asset management firm headquartered in San Francisco, US, as a Director of Equity Research. Over the last 13 years in the financial service industry, Ms. Tuyet has earned a unique combination of thoroughly understanding investment catalysts of a company and overall macro economics.

  Nicolas Plesse
Nicolas Plesse
Ubiquest - Director

Nicolas Plesse is the founder and CEO of Ubiquest. He settled in Vietnam in 2007 and worked as production and marketing director for several tourism companies until 2014 when he founded Ubiquest. His extensive experience in the tourism industry in Asia combined with his passion for games and puzzles allows him to design exclusive urban experiences for tourists and corporate groups. Nicolas was the winner of the French Business Awards 2016 in the Entrepreneur Category.

  Marcel Hassink
Marcel Hassink
VIB - Head of internal audit

Marcel Hassink currently serves as the Chairman of the Dutch Business Association Vietnam. Marcel came to Vietnam 1,5 years ago to head the internal auditing department of Vietnam International Bank (VIB). Before his current position Marcel worked at different banks around the globe.

Guy Balza
Guy Balza
OMG Vietnam - Managing Director

Guy Balza is the Chairman of the BeluxCham. Besides his work for the BeluxCham Guy servers as the Managing Director of OMG!, a leading marketing firm for FMCG companies in Asia.

Le Minh Duc
Solvay - Marketing and Communication Manager

Mr. Duc got an MBA (Solvay Brussels School - SBS-EM), with a major in marketing and communication. Since 2012, Mr. Duc has been in charge of the marketing of SBS-EM in Vietnam. In the current position, Mr. Duc is also tutoring students to finish their final projects in the master programs provided by SBS-EM in Vietnam.



Novotel Saigon 6PM – 10PM

This years Business Awards will be held at the "Champagne Hall" at the Novotel Saigon. After the awards there will be dinner & drinks at the private rooftop.


The BeNeLux business awards is one of the largest events organized by the Dutch and Belgian business communities.

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Use the form below to register as a nominee or to buy tickets for the awards ceremony. You can also buy your tickets online. Included in your ticket:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Drinks

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May 20th 2016