About VIOD

The Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD) is a professional organization which promotes corporate governance standards and best practices in the Vietnamese corporate sector. VIOD aims to advance board professionalism, promote business ethics and transparency, create a pool of independent directors, build a network to connect corporate leaders and stakeholders, and help companies gain investor confidence.

In March 2018, the Vietnam Corporate Governance Initiative (VCGI) formed VIOD with technical support from International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).  VIOD closely collaborates and partners with State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC), Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX).

VIOD is governed by a Board of Directors composed of a diverse group of business leaders representing private sector, including investment funds, international legal and accounting firms and board members of well-known companies.


  • Chairen and Members of th Board of Directors
  • Senior Company Executives & Corporate Secretaries
  • Regulators
  • Academics
  • Legal, accounting, and finance professionals
  • Other market stakeholders

VIOD’s vision is to become a pioneering and leading organization in advancing corporate governance standards in Vietnam and supporting the professional development of directors, with a focus on improving the effectiveness of their boards and board committees.

VIOD’s mission is to:

  • Improve the professionalism, expertise, and status of Vietnamese directors
  • Share best corporate governance practices and resources
  • Create a peer exchange and networking platform
  • Influence corporate governance policies and advocate for market reforms
  • Enhance investor confidence in Vietnam’s private sector and capital markets