Born and grew up in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Like millions of his Cambodian generation, Vincent and his family endured four years of brutality, starvation, and survived the greatest genocide of Cambodian history under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. Vincent arrived in Australia, in 1981, as a refugee.
In 1982, he began sustained formal education for the first time at the Christian Brother’s school in Sydney. He cleaned classrooms and worked at night to pay his school fees, and combined works and studies to complete his Bachelor of Economics degree at Sydney University. He also holds a master degree in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney, and speaks six languages. Today, he lives in Tokyo, Japan.