Tom Sullivan

Director, HCMC based

Detmold Packaging Vietnam

Regional General Manager with the Detmold Group, one of the largest privately owned packaging companies in Australia.

I have been working in Australia and Asia for the past 20 years and have developed significant international experience with a geographically diverse and broad-based background, focussed on establishing and growing businesses throughout Asia, creating customer value through innovation and efficiency. This experience has provided me in depth insights into the different cultures and the challenges faced when doing business in Asia.

I first came to Vietnam in 2009 to start the Detmold Packaging Vietnam. I spent 2 years commuting from Australia, setting up and running the business. It was at that time I was exposed to the amazing people and culture of Vietnam; it was then I knew I would return on a more permanent basis in the future, this occurred in 2019.

I believe an effective Auscham board has diversity with strong knowledge of doing business in Vietnam and the region. It is with leadership, governance, and strategy, Auscham can add significant value to its members.

I have served on various boards and committees in the past and currently serve on The Eckermann Group Advisory Board (Chair) in Australia. I am a current member and graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.