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Chris Honour



Chris Honour is a seasoned professional, currently General Manager for BDP International ( Vietnam) Ltd. He is an experienced Manager, specialising  in all things logistics and ecommerce. In Vietnam Chris has led multi national and local companies and has successfully set up and managed 2 businesses ( Sophie Paris Hanoi and Quantium Solutions Vietnam ) and consulted a 3rd (QNET) for their 3PL outsourcing and business license application. 

He has been an active member of the AMCHAM Direct Selling  Association (AVDSC)


  • Leadership
  • Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Financial Management
  • High degree of creativeness and flexibility
  • Results Oriented
  • Demonstrable project management capability
  • Cross-cultural competency and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, tactical and planning skills
  • High proficiency in change management and negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Work History

Nov 2015Present

General Manager

BDP International (Vietnam) Ltd
  • Manage all areas of the business in Vietnam
  • Implement SEA strategic directions and initiatives in country
  • Establish Vietnamese business plan to create a sustainable, profitable organisation.
  • Drive delivery excellence programs across the business
  • Implement change programs where required and coach and mentor senior personnel  
Feb 2013Oct 2015

Business Director

 Indo Trans Logistics / Quantium Solutions- Vietnam
  • Set up Customer Service division for each business unit.
  • Set up LEAN improvement team to implement LEAN technologies to improve the efficiency of all business units
  • Define Business KPI's for all business units
  • Oversee the CRM implementation program.
  • Manager all RFI's, RFQ's and company presentations.
  • Recommend and improve operations structure of all business units to create Best in Class service levels.
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures for the group, concentrating on Railway, Freight and Trucking divisions.
  • Set up Operational P&L for all Business Units.
  • Manage the relationships between different Business Unit Managers.
  • Directly manage the Business Development Group, a team of multi national ( Thai, Japanese and Korean Trade Lane Managers).
  • Business Development leader of the Oil & Gas, FMCG and Pharma verticals.


Set up and launched Quantium Solutions Vietnam:

Quantium Solutions is an established regional logistics provider offering businesses a wide range of eCommerce solutions

Also during this time acted as a consultant to QNET, helping them establish their business licence in Vietnam, manage their distribution, showroom activities.

( QNET are an Asian direct sales business, offering an eCommerce based solution)      

May 2012Jan 2013


Sophie Paris

Assigned to a short term consultancy, to open up the branch and showroom for Sophie Paris in Hanoi. Sophie Paris are a regional eCommerce / MLM company specialising in Ladies fashion and accessories.

  • Responsible for the strategic and business development of the branch.
  • Set up all events and programmes to successfully launch the branch
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Admin, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Services and Warehouse / Logistics through improvements to each function as well as co-ordination and communication between support and business functions.


  • Ensured a successful timely branch opening, within the budgeted costs.
  • Achieved consistent sales targets for the opening in line with the budget.
  • Set up the eCommerce delivery network in Northern Vietnam
Jan 2006Apr 2012

Country Manager

JVK International Movers - Vietnam
  • Manage the Sales and Marketing, Operations, Finance, Customs and Customer Service Functions for Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi branches. Day to day training and coaching of all staff
  • Plan and implement the companies vision, mission, values, competencies and strategies 
  • Set up the companies’ quality programs and procedures 
  • Manage the yearly financial plan, to ensure the achievement of current and future objectives in compliance with the expectation of the directors in terms of growth, profit generated and quality of service.


  • Hit annual revenue targets for both branches every year
  • Grew the business in Ho Chi Minh by an average 20% year on year
  • Grew the business in Hanoi by an average 18% year on year
Aug 2001Sep 2005

Sales Director - Global Customer Logistics

DHL Express Philippines
  • Sales Director, included recruitment, facilitation, training and performance management of over 20 staff.
  • Responsible for the business development and strategic account management for DHL’s top 100 customer base in country.
  • Set up DHL’s logistics programs in the Philippines (Strategic Inventory Management Systems)
  • Full P&L responsibility.
  • Member of the Manila British Chamber of Commerce.
  • As a SEIPI Board Member, lobbied the Philippine Customs Department for recommended change to electronic data control system.


  • Grew the divisions revenue from $3.5million to $6.5million per annum, delivering a 20% net profitability.
Sep 2000Jul 2001

Industry Sales Manager

DHL Express UK
  • Led the automotive division for DHL UK. 
  • Responsible for recruitment and training and development of various middle and senior management roles, a total head count of 15
  • Business Development Manager for top accounts, personally managed Ford and General Motors with an annual turn over of 18 million UK Sterling  


  • Achieved above budget figures across the portfolio of accounts
  • Implemented various logistics programmes including:
    • Ford VOR Spare Parts - European distribution
    • GM Customer Satisfaction Surveys
    • Ford European recall distribution 
May 1998Aug 2000

National Key Account Manager

DHL Express UK
  • Responsible for the development of a portfolio of accounts in the automotive sector, namely: Ford, General Motors, Unipart, Fiat and Rover Group. An annual turn over of 25 million UK Sterling 
  • Worked with the Field Sales Force in the country to develop national account programmes and contracts.


  • Increased revenue across the portfolio by over 20 in a 2 year period, also increasing profitability by over 6%  



Kingston Upon Thames University


Looking for a senior management position in South East Asia


I am chairman of Saigon Saints Football Club and chairman of The Saigon International Football League, also ( when time permits ! ) a keen golfer