Paul Smith

Executive Chairman
Harvey Nash



Paul Smith, Executive Chairman of Harvey Nash, Board Member of  Roehampton University, Board Member of UKASEAN Business Council and Vice Chairman, Vietnam-UK Network. Paul who has been with Harvey Nash for 15 years, founded three software businesses, subsequently acquired by international technology companies prior to founding Harvey Nash Outsourcing, who now employ over 1500 software developers and BPO staff in Vietnam. He served as a main board member with a UK Stock Exchange listed companies, as a non-executive Director of FPT Software, a Vietnamese listed technology business. Paul recently received an important award for outstanding services to Vietnam’s trade and culture, an award for services to Vietnam’s ICT and software industry and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Medal for his contribution to Vietnams economic growth. He has chaired a number of trade missions to Vietnam on behalf of UKTI, London Chamber, HRH Duke of York and is a regular speaker on ASEAN and Vietnam business opportunities for the UK government.

Paul trained as a painter and graphic designer, studied Business at Portsmouth University before moving into technology and business management.


Will be about how innovation by Harvey Nash’s Vietnamese engineers has been a huge benefit for global clients.


Harvey Nash Outsourcing first invested in Vietnam over fifteen years ago, and is now the largest foreign investor within the Vietnamese technology sector having built one of the leading technology and BPO businesses in the country.

We have helped some of the world’s leading companies build scale, cut costs and improve agility. Through a blended mix of onshore and offshore resources based in Vietnam, services include: Business Process Outsourcing and IT Software Development, Recruitment and IT Excellence.

All session by Paul Smith

Panel #1: Case studies. Voice from Investors

14:15 - 15:15
La Scala Ballroom, Level 5, The Reverie Saigon At Times Square

Success stories from investors

10:45 - 11:30
La Scala Ballroom, Level 5, The Reverie Saigon At Times Square

Seminar “Business development opportunities for Vietnam outsourcing companies”

09:00 – 11:00
Junior Function Room, Level 5, The Reverie Saigon at Times Square