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TCK Group, Vietnam’s First International Hotel Consultancy
Group Has a New Chief Executive Officer

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – July 18th, 2008 - Nigel Sharman, MBA, has succeeded Karl Derek John as the Chief Executive Officer of TCK Group, Karl now takes up the Chairman’s role. 

Nigel Sharman has been with TCK Group for 2 years heading up the Hotel Division, he has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for over 3 years and had experience of the Vietnamese market for nearly 10 years. 

Mr. Sharman said, “TCK Group has grown very fast and successfully under Karl’s leadership and has grown from four founding members to now having eleven members in the team.  We will continue with our core business elements, to provide factually-based services; performing strategic planning and due diligence for the Vietnam market. The focus will, as ever, be to maintain strong and close client relationships that benefit all concerned and assist to further stimulate investment into Vietnam.”

The hotel & leisure market as well as real estate is in a state of major change in Vietnam. TCK Group is again well positioned to make the most of this for its stakeholders and customers. TCK Group has a broad base of specialists in the hotel, leisure, property, finance, marketing, human resources, but most importantly an understanding of Vietnam and the Vietnamese way of doing business. Currently Vietnam will be the Group’s sole focus though long term the plan is to look at the rest of the Mekong Region.

“I am very pleased to be handing over the reins of TCK Group to Nigel because he has a wealth of hospitality experience and sound knowledge of Vietnam.  I know that Nigel will lead TCK Group to new heights.  This will allow me to stay involved but to develop other opportunities.  Vietnam has come a long way in the past three years, including joining WTO and this month is Chairman of the UN Security Council.  TCK has always had a belief that Vietnam offers rewarding opportunities, but one needs local knowledge in order to take advantage of those opportunities ” said Mr. John.

“TCK Group has achieved a lot since incorporation at the end of 2005.  Both Nigel and Karl have considerable years of living in Vietnam, three and six years respectively and they help our clients to understand the nuances of doing business in Vietnam and in achieving a successful investment into Vietnam” said Carl Stitt, Finance & Investment Director of TCK Group.

Mr Sharman added, “Production of feasibility studies, project facilitation/coordination, operational reviews, marketing audits, research and analysis have been our core services over the past three years and we will continue to provide our clients with these much needed services.  We will respond to our client’s requests and introduce new services, as required.

TCK Group has had various commendations for its website which hold the current database of sites, properties, and projects available in Vietnam, as well as full details on the full range of TCK Groups consultancy Services.


Nigel Sharman, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (84) 4 281 2643
Mobile Tel: (84) 98 44 59 599

TCK Group Head Office
Suite 1704, 17T9,
Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh
Hanoi, Vietnam



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