H.E. Ambassador Le Luong Minh
H.E. Ambassador Le Luong Minh has been serving as the Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations since January 2004. Concurrently, since December 2008, he has been serving as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. For over 20 years, H.E. Ambassador Le Luong Minh has represented Vietnam at the United Nations and other international organizations. Prior, he taught at the Institute of International Relations and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1975.
"Having just celebrated this year its 30 years of membership of the United Nations and its recent election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Viet Nam is taking an increasingly active role in the work of the biggest international organization in various domains ranging from socio-economic development, disarmament and international peace and security, human rights to UN reform."
Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Vietnam
Robert Vu has been the Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics Vietnam since 2007, currently overseeing all marketing activities for a thriving $500 million-a-year business with the mission of making Samsung as the most beloved consumer electronics brand in the country.
Prior to joining Samsung Electronics in
Although a Vietnamese American, Robert considers himself a global resident, having lived in Vietnam for the first 7 years of his life, New York for more than 22 years, South Korea for 8 years, Singapore for 2 years, as well as extensive working periods in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and China.
Robert obtained his BS from
Nguyen Hoanh Tien
Tien has a BS degree from Hanoi University of technology, an MS degree from the University of Vermont, and an MBA from Emory University, USA. He is co-founder of US Guide (US Study Guide) and Connek (Converge Network Technology Group), two major volunteer and professional networks; and is a member of the Advisory Board for Circle of Friends (Vong Tay Be Ban), a volunteer charity group. Tien has also provided personal development coaching for many young Vietnamese business and technology talents since 1999.
Nguyen Lam Phuong
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Thailand and Vietnam
Marco Breu is the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Thailand and also head of our Vietnam representation. Marco is a Swiss national and joined McKinsey in 1999 in Zurich. He moved to Asia in 2002 and was first based in Seoul, then in Singapore covering Southeast Asia, and now in Bangkok.
In his 10 years as a consultant, Marco has served over 30 different companies in 8 industries in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
His main areas of expertise are banking, public sector, and infrastructure. Marco covers market entry strategies, growth strategies, and a broad range of operational topics including lean and six sigma operational improvements. Prior to joining McKinsey, Marco worked in the asset management industry.
He is also a part-time lecturer at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the National University of Economics in Vientiane, Laos as well as one of the organizers of an entrepreneurship program for the Mekong region.
He has a Masters Degree of Economics from the University of Berne, Switzerland.
Marco is married and has a young daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, exploring remote areas, scuba diving, and piloting small Cessna planes.
Managing Director, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam Ltd.
Frederick Burke has over 20 years experience practicing in the area of corporate law. He served as the Practice Group Leader of the Firm’s Global WTO & International Trade Practice Group from 2006 to 2007, and has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in both Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and International Trade for three successive years. Mr. Burke has also been recommended in more categories than any other lawyer in Vietnam by PLC Which Laywer? in 2008. He is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam.
Mr. Burke is highly regarded for his work on foreign investment projects in Vietnam and China for key players in the property development, trade, IT/C, and project finance areas. He provides practical advice in the related issues of securities, finance, tax, labor, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Mr. Burke also has extensive experience in working closely with Vietnamese legislators and law drafters on the many new laws and decrees that have been introduced to integrate Vietnam into the global economy
From 2005-2006, Tony served as the President of the Union of North American Vietnamsese Student Associations (uNAVSA), overseeing the conceptualization and implementation of the Collective Philanthropy Project and uNAVSA's early regional expansion efforts. Since 2006, Tony has served as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors.
Tony holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In addition, Tony graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in economics and a M.S. in industrial engineering. Currently, Tony resides in Saigon but commutes frequently to the U.S.
Tran Minh Ngoc Thu
Tran Minh Ngoc Thu
Senior Auditor, KPMG
Tran Minh Ngoc Thu is a senior auditor at KPMG in New York. Thu was selected to relocate from KPMG Vietnam to KPMG USA for an 18-month international rotation. Prior to moving to New York in 2009, Thu spent three years in KPMG Vietnam, overseeing audit engagements as a Senior Auditor. During her time in college, Thu interned in the Corporate Finance department of VinaCapital, where she wrote analytical reports on potential investment targets and researched on multiple industries.
A member of the Certified Public Accountant Association (CPA) in Australia, Thu holds a B.A. from the University of Economics and a Diploma of English for Banking and Finance from the University of Banking. Thu was one of the Top 30 Excellent Candidates of the "Biz English 2005 - Contest," which was held for 1,400 candidates from five universities in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thu enjoys traveling, aerobics, and loves teamwork.
Pham Thi Hong Yen
Pham Thi Hong Yen
Senior Human Resource Manager, Samsung Vietnam
Hong Yen has been working for Samsung Vina Electronics Co., Ltd. from the beginning of its foundation in
As a leader of HR group, Hong Yen manages human resource development for Samsung Vina in various locations including Thu Duc factory, Sales offices in
Having been with the company since its inception, Hong Yen has deep understanding about the company culture and its great potential in
Do Huyen My
My joined VNG in October 2008 to help renovate the human resources management system as it strives to keep up with and facilitate the company’s rapid business expansion.
Tieu Yen Trinh
Recently, Evan was recognized as one of the top 20 recruiters in the world by Law Dragon. Further, one top 5 US firm recently informed Evan that he made more placements at the firm worldwide in the past year than any other recruiter, even though his placements were all in Asia offices.
Evan is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar. He completed part of his law degree abroad at Oxford. At the University of Florida, for undergrad, Evan majored in Russian and was a member of the Phi Sigma Iota International Honor Society