For nearly two decades, Eli has been a trusted advisor for multinational companies operating in Vietnam, including in the health and pharmaceutical sector. Eli is the founder and Lead Partner of YKVN’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Practice Group, and his client base includes Pharma Group Vietnam, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Ferring, Daiichi Sankyo and a number of other Pharma Group Members. Indeed, the Practice Group represents approximately 70% of the domestic pharmaceutical industry by revenue.
Eli originally came to Vietnam in 2003 as a Senior Research Associate, hired and reporting to Thomas J. Vallely (Senior Consultant, “Vietnam” by Ken Burns), with the Vietnam Program, Harvard University and led the Law and Public Policy program at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (“FETP”) in Ho Chi Minh City. Before joining YKVN LLC in 2010, Eli spent more than 3 years in the corporate practice of one of the leading “Magic Circle” firms in the world, and Eli’s practice included myriad clients in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Eli is a U.S. qualified lawyer, a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam, and is highly regarded by clients as a problem-solver, a crisis mitigation expert, and a commercially-oriented, practical adviser, with the ability to add true value to a company’s bottom line with, among other things, his ability to assist clients develop and maintain successful long-term commercial partnerships in Vietnam.