Managing Director & Senior Partner; Vice Chair, Public Sector Practice
Vincent Chin is the vice chairman of Boston Consulting Group’s Public Sector practice globally and he also leads the firm’s Social Impact practice in Asia Pacific. Armed with a computer science degree and an advanced business degree, Vincent began his career at two global companies at the forefront of the airlines and technology industries. At BCG, Vincent helps clients in both the public and private sectors to sharpen and sustain their competitive edge.
In the public sector, Vincent has led numerous assignments, particularly in the economic and social development of countries, including work with their sovereign wealth funds. Vincent helps clients enact nationwide transformation programs that deliver greater wealth and well-being to their citizens.
In the private sector, Vincent specializes in large-scale transformation and business model innovation. He has helped design and build breakthrough joint ventures, new low-cost models, and digital businesses.
Previously, Vincent was the global leader of BCG’s Public Sector practice, prior to that he led BCG’s business in Southeast Asia. He currently sits on several not-for-profit boards across the ASEAN region.
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