Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
President & CEO, VietJet Air.
Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is Vietjet’s President & CEO. Madam Nguyen earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree (“Ph.D.”) in Economic Cybernetics; a bachelor’s degree in Credit-Finance; and a Bachelor’s degree in Labour Economic Management. She was named as the only South East Asia’s Self-Made Women Billionaire in 2017 by Forbes.
Under her leadership, by applying a well-prepared, strategic investment plan to ensure sustainable development, Vietjet has captured the largest market share in the local aviation industry and rapidly developed an international network in less than five years of operations.
The arrival of Vietjet has completely transformed Vietnam’s aviation industry. Now millions of people, who once could only dream of flying, are able to enjoy air travel on brand new and modern aircraft. Vietjet has also inspired a new approach to all policies for aviation, including airport infrastructure development and privatization in aviation.
Vietjet is dedicated to developing further as a multinational airline with a far-reaching network connecting destinations across the globe. Apart from aviation services, Vietjet will also provide business and leisure travelers with other complementary goods and services to meet their passengers’ demands when traveling at home or abroad.
In the field of finance, as a Standing Vice Chairwoman of HDBank, Madam Nguyen has led the bank to significant developments, including an 18-fold increase in scale in the ten years period from the time she was a member of the bank’s board of management. Now HDBank is among top 8 leading commercial banks in Vietnam by Asian Banker magazine and strongly developing its operations internationally. The Bank has so far served over 50 million customers. The main focus of the bank is retail customers at SMEs, individuals, especially low-income people.
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao will speak in Session 5 “Connecting for Growth”.