Allanda has almost 30 years' experience in corporate restructuring and corporate finance-related projects and has spent more than 22 years in Vietnam. Allanda is also an Australian trained lawyer and Certified Practising Valuer. As the Partner in charge of the Transaction Advisory Services Division of Ernst & Young Vietnam, Allanda worked on a wide range of corporate finance projects, across industries as diverse as banking, airlines, real estate and manufacturing. She led numerous World Bank Projects including the diagnostic review of the steel, cement, paper, textiles and coal industries in Vietnam. In addition, Allanda led the monitoring and advisory project for the World Bank to advise the National Steering Committee for Enterprise Reform and Development on equitisation and IPO’s. She also led several World Bank Project teams advising the State Bank of Vietnam on the implementation of international standards such as BASEL I and BASEL II.
Allanda has worked extensively on valuation issues particular to Vietnam. She has been involved in numerous valuation assignments in Vietnam, including the regular valuation of several investment fund portfolios, numerous state owned corporations and several private manufacturing businesses. Allanda has been an expert witness and court appointed valuer. She has worked with both local and overseas companies from various industries and her clients include private companies, State owned companies as well as publicly listed entities. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Allanda worked for both Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand and was Vice President (Finance) for a Vietnam focused private investment fund.
Since leaving Ernst & Young, Allanda was the Chief Financial Officer for a London Stock Exchange listed investment fund and latterly led a private angel finance company making small investments in local businesses and performing advisory on preparation for a strategic investor or exchange listing.