• ABOUT HER

    Tram is a multicultural internationally-minded C-suite Executive, certified Independent Non-Executive Director and a repeat tech company founder. She helps investors, boards and CEOs expand their geographic and services footprint, and extract the optimal value from their technology and human capital assets before maximizing exit opportunities.

    28+ years of B2B operating leadership across North America, Europe and Asia in data-driven, service-oriented health, medical device, diagnostics, e-commerce & direct-to-consumer wellness platforms and SaaS/AI sectors. She has served in executive, advisory, and fiduciary board positions from large public Fortune 50, private mid and small caps, Private Equity Venture Capital or founder-owned companies.

    She is praised by private company CEOs for governance oversight and by public company leaders for transitioning organizations into complex environments. and known for her relentless appetite to build and nurture relationships across disciplines and geographies, bringing to every relationship the highest mutual value, which has resulted in long-term trusted cross-border partnerships.

    Educated in Western and Anglo-Saxon environments, she is a lifelong learner capable of stepping out of her comfort zone. She is known for her market insights lenses backed by a solid governance, financial and legal culture and brings a team player mindset that makes a difference in the boardroom.

    She is passionate about inclusion and giving back to the next generations, serving on the Global Center for Risk and Innovation GCRI's Europe Industry Leadership Board to empower communities with innovative sustainability frameworks and tools to mitigate global risks and supporting Asterion Ventures' impact climate tech fund as Venture Partner.

    As an inclusive leader, she has been interviewed and featured in four chapters of “The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders: Unleashing the Power of All of Us” a book released by Korn Ferry in 2020. As a mentor, she has received consistently an average rating of 9+ out of 10 by Endeavor Global scale-up CEOs.

    She founded Vitanlink, a private holding focused on offering co-founding, pre-seed investment, post-seed advisory and fiduciary board services and operational interim execution. Companies out of North America, Europe, and Asia encompass SaaS and deep technology companies from a range of industries hospitality, MedTech, Digital Health or Financial Services, accelerators and investment funds. She has been recognized for her ability to deliver milestones under constrained timelines and fast-paced markets.

     

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE

     

    Tram served as a board member with a co-founded AI-powered Fintech and later as the Executive Vice President Ecosystems for the acquirer.

    She led the recruitment of a new CEO, the pivot of the company business model from a B2B to a B2C and B2B2C strategy, and the company’s board decisions during the acquisition and transition process in 2021. She was instrumental in facilitating the company’s valuation outcome, multiplied by 3 from the date of the fintech incorporation and by 10 from the acquisition date. She served as an independent lead board director for another emerging growth AI in
     healthcare company where she helped the board connect to and acquire a Fortune 100-listed MedTech US Group’s offer within 4 months.

     

    Tram added value as a member of the EMEA Executive Board of Welch Allyn, owned since 2021 by Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX). She transformed the primary care eHealth market, products, and channel models, led the preparation, acquisition and transition of the French entity by a European distributor that paved the way for the later acquisitions of a $2B entity by a large listed company.

    She assumed increasing levels of Profit and Loss accountability, ultimately serving as a member of the Johnson & Johnson OCD EMEA management board and expanding its international profitability growth and footprint for the $3 Billion JNJ’s IVD division, which led to a later successful spin-off to a large investment firm. She was awarded twice the Johnson & Johnson standards of leadership achievement.
    Tram began her career as an EY auditor in Vietnam and Cambodia before moving to J&J (NYSE: JNJ) Ortho-Clinic Diagnostics.

     

    Tram holds an MBA from McGill University, an active US Certified Public Accountant license [CPA New Hampshire State Board of Accounting], a certification in Private Company and Private Equity Portfolio Governance from the PDA, and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. In addition to completing her King's College London LLM (Master of Laws), which enhances her risk management and corporate ESG governance skills, she regularly attends board director training and continuing education with various organizations such as the PDA, NACD and the FT NED Diploma or the Female Board Pool Europe. She is fluent in French (her native language) and English, has a professional command of German, and speaks Vietnamese.

  • Core Assets & BUSINESS IMPACT

    INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 

    Featured in Korn Ferry A. Tapias 2020 book: “The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders: Unleashing the Power of All of Us.”

    J&J Leadership Awards 2002 and 2005
     
    Top Mentor with an average rating of 9 out of 10 with Endeavor Global  Network's Companies CEOs (Endeavor Global Chair Edgar Bronfman Jr, CEO Linda Rottenberg, Catalyst Chairman  Reid Hoffmann)
     

    CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

    ✔️Highly praised by private company CEOs and founders for governance oversight, and by public company leaders for transitioning organisations in complex environments.


    ✔️Turned 90% direct-to-market to 100% indirect channel in 18 months, paving the way for the future acquisition of the $2 Billion family-owned company.


    ✔️ Expanded the international footprint and Gross Profit impact for the $3 Billion global JNJ’s IVD division.

    BOARDS

    Public companies

    Fmr Non-Executive Advisory Member, TenderHut SA (WSE: THG)

    Fmr Executive Member, Johnson & Johnson OCD Regional EMEA Board (NYSE: JNJ)

     

    Private companies

    Executive President, Vitanlink, France

    Non-Executive

    Board Member, Yoni Solutions, Switzerland

    Advisory Member, The Sabi, Netherlands

     

    Fmr Advisory Member, Thais Health Inc. US 

    Fmr Advisory Member, Droon France 

     Fmr Director DreamUp Vision, France 

    Fmr Executive Director, AI Fintech QuantsUnited  

    Fmr Executive Board Member, WelchAllyn Inc Regional EMEA Board, US family-owned business

     

    Non-Profit Organizations

    Board Member, Global Center for Risk and Innovation, Toronto, Canada
    Fmr Non-Executive Expert Advisory Member, EU Commission

    Anti-Superbugs PCP Project

    BOARD ASSETS & SECTORS

     

    International Channel & Market Expansion

    Innovation creation and Commercialization

    Turnarounds

    Exit strategies

    ESG Risk Governance

    EBITDA growth

    Cross-functional Project Management

    Shareholder relations

    Interpersonalmulticultural communication

    Sustainability impact investment

    Business Process mapping and improvement

     

     

    Medical Devices & Diagnostics
    Digital Health
    Woman's Health

    Wellness Consumer brands

    Fintech & Wealth Tech
    Venture Capital and Private Equity

    Family Offices

     

     

    Professional Affiliations

    IBA International Bar Association

    Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    SMALL CAP Institute for small cap officers and directors

    LPEA Luxembourg Private Equity Association

    DDI Director Diversity Initiative
    Ascend Pan-Asian Leadership Network

    EY Alumni France

    Financial Times NED Club

     

    NACD National Association of Corporate Directors

    PDA Private Directors Association

    • New York Chapter Education Committee Member,
    • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advocate NY Chapter

     

    Technology

     

    Software-As-A-Service

    AI Deep Learning

    AI Machine Learning

    IoT

    Blockchain

    Cybersecurity

     

  • testimonials

    The word around town

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    Xavier Urtubey

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Thaïs Health Inc

    'Tram brings a fresh differentiated perspective in collaborations with fast access to the right people, companies in target growth markets'

    Washington DC, US, 2017

     

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    Guillaume Sarkozy

    Chairman

    Single Family Office

    'When Tram Trinh sits on a Board she is always active in providing solutions, ideas to support companies’ growth.

    I highly recommend her'

     

    Paris, France, 2020

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    David Somekh

    Network Director,

    Health Futures Forum

    'Tram is an inspiring thought leader and an excellent facilitator'

     

    London, UK, 2020

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    Joaquin Azpilicueta

    Board Member, Former Corporate Senior VP

    'Tram has all the personal values that I live by: passion for what she does, full commitment with truth and reality, integrity, loyalty, [..] and a serving leadership vocation'

    Lausanne, Suisse, 2020

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    Innovation Officer, Embassy of Canada

    'Not only she is passionate about developing entrepreneurial communities [..] but also she is excellent at leveraging her network to generate meaningful opportunities' Paris, France, 2017

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    Desmond Marshall

    Managing Director, Rouge International

    'Tram’s dedication to developing, encouraging, and providing exposure for her portfolio companies as an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and board member is unparalleled' [..]
    Hong Kong, HK SAR, 2022

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    Bernard Castells

    Hospital MD, President

    'I have been working with Tram for more than ten years during which we shared complex situations related to the healthcare sector. What I always appreciate is her ability to think globally and locally [..]'

    Bordeaux, France, 2022

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