Ngo Bang Long, CEO of Binh An Security Service Joint Stock Company: Being an excellent master should study how to be a good employee

With the secrete that being an excellent master should study how to be a good employee, Mr Ngo Bang Long, CEO of Binh An Security Service Joint Stock Company have founded one of two largest professional security companies of Vietnam today.

22/10/2016 08:10 GTM+7

Started from a book teaching how to get rich

So far, the master Ngo Bang Long has reckoned that his karma with business, with security service is a chance. However, in such chance including an indulgence to be his own master.

Ngo Bang Long told, on his date of graduation from university, on the train from Hanoi – Nghe An, he was interested by … a title of a book holding by a person sitting at his side. “It was the first time I had seen the book “Teach your kids how to become rich”, I lent it and read all in a breath.

Frankly, a bachelor like me has never had a clear vision angle on my cause road like after reading “Cashflow Quadran” of the author Kiyosaki”, Mr. Long told.

Doanh nhân Ngô Bàng Long, TGĐ Công ty Dịch vụ bảo vệ Bình An

Entrepreneur Ngo Bang Long, CEO of Binh An Security Service Joint Stock Company

Therefore, 4 groups following anticlockwise direction of Kiyosaki (including salary earner, private business, enterprise owner and investor) become the guideline of Ngo Bang Long.

Ngo Bang Long said: “I thought I should follow this road, namely start by the salary earner, although at that time I also dreamed my own cause”.

Turning the idea into action, Mr. Long decided to go to the South to start up. A simple reason was because of a statement passed down orally by the youth – for business, go to the South.

But Man proposes but God disposes. Everything, gifts had just prepared, then his friend asked him what was his purpose to go to the South, what was his specific plan, why did he do business at the homeland, why did he go to the South to start up?…

“I thought carefully and decided to stay at the homeland to work. But the work once again made me to leave my homeland. 2 years later, I went to HCM city and worked at a repetitive office of a company. Changes in work taught me many lessons in business, expanding relations with partner”, Ngo Bang Long told.

But the biggest turning-point made Mr. Long to follow “Cashflow Quadran” interested by him from few years ago, was in 2004, at a time when applying for job for his friend, he realized an increasing demands on security services. It appeared his chance came.

Mr. Long recalled, he rushed into research of this service. The strength was clear, that was a high market opportunity. But this trade is a buying risks, a management of conduct, using low qualification labour, while they execute their duties, they have certain powers… If weak points on personnel are not overcome, occupational ethics of labour are not ensured, business in this service is unable to implement.

“I thought I may overcome. I thought, believed like this and spent all efforts to do. I together with some friends to form a first security company. But in the fact, being a master was not easy like… being an employee.

We started up with zero numbers, no business knowledge, no market knowledge, no customer information … so piled difficulties were ex officio. Our first contract was a contract  in imitation of another company, but that was also a lesson for people who want to be a master”, Long said.

Gradually difficulties had gone by as the maters of the Company wished. But the start based on the unstable foundation made people split when the company had had profits.

In 2008, Ngo Bang Long and his friends broke up. Each person went  on his way, but Ngo Bang Long had his own decision.

Binh An Security Service Joint Stock Company was born with a position of director Ngo Bang Long. It seems that everything is in progress with Long, like Cashflow Quadran, following the wage earner was private business, enterprise owner …

Condensed strategy.

For the establishment of Binh An Security Service Joint Stock Company, Ngo Long Long told: “When I was a kid, I always listened to my father’s stories about his 20-year memories in the South- North battlefield with wish of safety and soundness to return. Up to now, people have still referred to the desire for safety – safety of body, property, mind. In Maslow’s demand pyramid scheme, the safety lies on the bottom demand to be eaten, breathed … Binh An trade name was born from that and our slogan was two letter “Binh An”.

In order to develop the company, at the first Mr. Long settled weaknesses in this industry that determined clearly from his first startup. It was management of employee on cultural aspect. He said, a sole way to do this is a leader must be a model so that the employees learn. “Special characteristics of employees in this industry are diversification in terms of culture, perception and way of life. If imposed, it is difficult to create a common cultural background. We decided to build the culture of the employees in the company by bringing family culture into the foundation. Everyone in the company will be like brothers and sisters in the same family, have a strong attachment to each other, responsibility to each other and to assigned tasks”, Mr. Long shared.

So far, after 8 years of operation, Ngo Bang Long has reckoned that his personnel strategy choice has been true. Even if, in the business strategies of Binh An, Mr. Long has pursued the objective to the employee-oriented, thereby create the competition strength of the Company.

“In the field of security services, the employee-oriented is the everlasting-oriented. When the employee is honest with the Company, they will be responsible for assigned works. This is the secret to create the safety, the secret towards the core”, Mr. Long shared. But choosing human-centered means that work will be heavier, and control and management will request more closeness and profession.

In the field of security services, with special characteristics of low level labor, there are not many suitable tools to do this. Ngo Bang Long acknowledged this fact. “This is the reason why I chose unanimous, deeply digging and gathering strategies. Binh An has achieved a coverage in 63 provinces, cities across the country, but to gain more depth, to gain a business concentration, to provide customers with the best solutions and quality, we accept gathering in 40 provinces. But this gathering is only in service, but revenue must increase, “Ngo Bang Long said.

  • What is your philosophy?

“Self-improvement, enterprise ownership must be firstly a good person in all fields, from family, social field. In the security service industry, this request is also higher. Because how the leader is then his employees shall like him.”

  • How are your viewpoints on competition?

“That is a quiet and fierce struggle. Stepping into business must be ready for all competition situations. Important issue is determination of what core capacity is to consolidate, improve competition capacity”.

  • How is security business field ?

“Building and maintaining business culture are very important points.”


Special friendship makes an enterprise trade name

In the security service business world, Binh An Security Services Joint Stock Company (BAS) is not only known as one of enterprises with the most powerful security forces at the current time, but also the nice friendship with “special” common characteristics between the Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO to create the trade name for this enterprise.

06/10/2016 12:00  GTM+7

For close customers, when speaking to BAS, the first things they think are perhaps the special common characteristics between Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoai An – Chairman of Board of Directors and Mr. Ngo Bang Long – CEO. They were not only born and grown in the poor countryside Nghe An and Mr. Long was born on the same date and studied at the same schools. And now, they are persons with the same ambition, business philosophy when together managing and leading the enterprise formed by them.

At the childhood, if Mr. Long was naughty, playful and outgoing, then Ms. An was quiet, careful and introverted. When sitting on chairs of the schools, both of them had an awareness that a sole poverty reduction was to pass the university entrance. In 1998, Mr. Long successfully passed the National Economics University, and Ms. An went to Sai Gon to study in Social Labour School and got married here. In 2004, after a time of working at a State-owned enterprise, Mr. Long decided to start up and met again his former close friend.

“At that time, I and other 5 shareholders contributed capital and incorporated a company specializing in security services. When meeting An, I realized that she has a business nature, thus I invited her to together invest in this company and work in charge of business segment ”, Mr. Long shared.

Ms. Hoai An and Mr. Bang Long and security forces in professional skill improvement training

Ms. Hoai An and Mr. Bang Long and security forces in professional skill improvement training

For 8 years of having a strong attachment to this first enterprise, their friendship have become more steadfast when they have together struggled in the market. In 2008, the economic crisis happened, this enterprise changed its strategy. It was realized having no same ambition, therefore, Ms. An and Mr. Long decided to sell the whole shares and build their private causes.

As the Chairman of Board of Directors, Ms. An has directly operated and outlined the strategy for segments of business, finance, personnel and other resources for the enterprise.  Mr. Long as the CEO, has directly built and developed a professional and business sections. At the same time, he has directly built the vision, mission and business philosophy and culture for the enterprise. Noticeably, the business code with taboo points in security service business field.

 “These are basic foundations and guidelines to help Binh An to operate stably, with clear orientation, purposes from the first days. These values have helped the enterprise to firmly stand in this business field with sensitive and fierce competitive nature”, Ms. An said.

With the viewpoint: “Towards the employee is towards the everlasting” and “Employee-oriented is longevity-oriented”, Binh An is one of leading enterprises with crowded forces in the market with wide scope in 55 provinces, cities and 5 branches across the country. Binh An’s security services include: high-rise buildings, plants, construction sites, consulates, warehouses, supermarkets, apartments for lease, offices, private houses, foreign-invested works, etc.

Ms. Hoai An and Mr. Bang Long in the Company’s anniversary ceremony.

Ms. Hoai An and Mr. Bang Long in the Company’s anniversary ceremony.

Thank to such consecutive efforts, in 2004, with application of ISO 9001:2008, Binh An was awarded the title of “Perfect Services” of National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. Especially, recently, he has participated in CEO program– The Key to success of VTV1 (Vietnam Television) held in coordination with HoanggiaMediagroup, sponsored by OTIV brand. By showing real situation of the enterprise on the national television wave to be advised by experts. He has not only had additional ideas, useful competition solutions, but also the enterprise has been widely known on the basis of the above-mentioned proud achievements.

Mr. Ngo Bang Long participated in CEO program – The key to success

Mr. Ngo Bang Long participated in CEO program – The key to success

Passing the struggling process with the enterprise, looking back the past road sections and initial achievements, Mr. Long said that: “Ms. An and I were lucky persons when in the market we have both friendship and the same ambition. Approximate 15 years of travel with together, we have respected difference of each other because we have known that is a balance to help the enterprise’s management apparatus better perfect. That is an important foundation so that we have prepared all resources to bring the enterprise up to a new position”, Mr. Long shared.


Binh An has had the honour to receive the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in his attention to the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Song Hau 1 Thermal Power Plant in Chau Thanh district, Hau Giang province.

This morning (16/5), the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Song Hau 1 Thermal Power Plant in Chau Thanh district, Hau Giang province.

16/05/2015 16:00 GMT+7


The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for construction of Song Hau 1 Thermal Power Plant

Attending the Ceremony have been the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, local authorities, the project management unit and other important guests.

Being assigned by the Project management unit with duties of holding event security, Binh An Security has well completed the duties of safety, security assurance to have the successful ceremony.


Binh An Security at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Song Hau Thermal Power Plant

The Prime Minister spoke: This has been one of Thermal Plant  projects with the largest scales, the most modern technologies of Vietnam so far. The Plant had 2 machine assemblies with capacity of 1,200 MW, total investment capital over USD 2 million. It was estimated by 2019, the Plant should be put into operation to supply total trading electricity output over 7.8 billion KWh/years.

At the Ceremony, the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung emphasized, the Plant played the most important role for national energy security. If this Plant didn’t complete and put into power production from 2019, Me Kong River Delta and the South should be lacked power. Therefore, the Government deemed this was an urgent project and should have special policies so that Song Hau 1 Thermal Power Plant might complete its schedule.