On February 2, 2018, SeABank surprisingly announced its decision to change its membership in the Board of Management.
Accordingly, from February 8, 2018, Nguyen Canh Vinh stopped his responsibility as the General Director of SeABank. The bank’s Deputy General Director Le Van Tan was assigned to manage SeABank's operations after Vinh's termination.
Thus, Vinh was in SeABank's hot seat for almost 4.5 months from September 25, 2017, after the position was vacated for almost three months.
Born in 1974, Vinh graduated from the National Economics University, University of Civil Engineering and got a master's degree from Latrobe University, Australia.
Before becoming General Director at SeABank, Vinh was the Deputy General Director at Techcombank from the first day of March 2017; however, less than three months later he decided to resign from the position.
At the time SeABank appointed its CEO in September, the bank said that it was in the business model and organizational structure transition with the goal of becoming the leading retail bank in the banking system. In the recent short period of time, the bank has experienced a number of changes in senior personnel.
Shortly after Dang Bao Khanh stepped down as SeABank’s CEO in the beginning of last July, SeABank made a decision to let Nguyen Thi Hoai Phuong, Director of Accounting and Finance Division, take over the position of Deputy General Director Nguyen Thi Thu Huong as SeABank’s Chief Accountant.
In the mid of last August, SeABank also appointed Nguyen Huong Minh as its Deputy General Director.
SeABank has the charter capital of VND5,466 billion (roughly US$241 million), 162 transaction places and more than 3,200 employees nationwide. In addition to domestic strategic partners such as MobiFone, SeABank has a foreign strategic partner Socíeté Générale owning 20 per cent of the bank’s charter capital.
Socíeté Générale is a leading retail bank in France and Europe. Association with SeABank is the first investment in retail banking activities of Société Générale in Asia region.