Company name DWS Vietnam Fund
Headline Change of Directors

RNS Number : 1555I
DWS Vietnam Fund Limited
23 March 2015


For Immediate Release

23 March 2015


RE: Change of Directors



The Board of Directors (the "Board") of DWS Vietnam Fund Limited (the "Company") wishes to announce that Mr. Lynden John will resign from the Board with effect from 15 March 2015.  Mr. John resigned for business reasons.  The Board also wish to announce that Mr. Ronan Guilfoyle will be appointed to the Board with effect from 15 March 2015.


Mr. Guilfoyle is a Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS) and among the partners who direct the strategic development of the firm. Mr. Guilfoyle joined DMS in 2006 and in his initial role was responsible for managing its operations, recruiting staff and overseeing product development. He helped to spearhead the firm's growth internationally when he launched the DMS office in Ireland in 2008. Over the next four years, Mr. Guilfoyle helped launch offices in Hong Kong and Brazil, New York, Luxembourg and in 2013, DMS London.


As an independent director, Mr. Guilfoyle has extensive experience serving on the boards of hedge funds and related structures, and advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He is a frequent speaker at forums relating to regulatory changes within the industry.


Prior to joining DMS Mr. Guilfoyle was employed as a Group Manager at Admiral Administration Ltd., an independent mutual fund administration firm based in the Cayman Islands, where he oversaw the administration of more than 50 hedge funds with assets in excess of US$5 billion.


Mr. Guilfoyle began his career with Ernst & Young, Ireland, where he was responsible for supervising audit teams on large global audits in excess of US$3 billion, as well as training staff in audit methodologies.


He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University College Cork, Ireland.


Mr. Guilfoyle is a registered professional director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of AIMA Cayman, and as a member of the Committee of Hearts of Hedge Funds Care Cayman.


The newly appointed Director of the Company has not had any convictions in relation to indictable offences, been involved in any bankruptcies, individual voluntary arrangements, receiverships, liquidations, creditors voluntary liquidations, administrations, company or partnership voluntary arrangements, any composition or arrangements with creditors generally or any class of creditors of any company where he was a director or partner with an executive function at the time of or within the 12 months preceding, nor has he had any public incrimination and/or sanctions by statutory or regulatory authorities (including recognised professional bodies) nor has he ever been disqualified by a court from acting as a director of a company or from acting in the management or conduct of the affairs of any company.


The newly appointed Director of the Company accepts responsibility for the Company's on-going compliance with the Irish Stock Exchange rules. The address of the new Director of the Company is the registered office of the Company.



Save as disclosed herein, no further information is required to be disclosed in relation to Mr. Guilfoyle under the Irish Stock Exchange's listing requirements for investment funds.




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Phone: +353 1 232 2000






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