Dr. Joe Folkman is the co-founder and the president of Zenger Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. He is a thought leader and one of the most respected psychometricians in the USA, his keynote speeches on leadership, employee feedback and managing change are in demand around the world.
Joe’s research has been published in several publications including The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, Training and Development Magazine, and Talent Quarterly. He is the author or co-author of nine books on leadership development. Dr. Joe Folkman was chosen as ISA Thought Leader of the Year in 2014.
Co-Founder, President, Zenger Folkman (USA)
Ms. Cao Thi Ngoc Dung has over 15 years of experience being Chairwoman of Phu Nhuan Jewelry Company (PNJ), the leading jewelry brand in Vietnam distributed in multiple countries across Europe, the USA, Australia.
Prior to that, Ms. Dung was Chairwoman of Dong A Real Estate and TMCP Dong A Bank. She is the Vice President of Vietnam Association For Women Entrepreneurs (VAWE) and the President of HCMC Association For Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE).
Chairwoman of PNJ
Ms. Dinh Kim Nhung holds a Master of Science from Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand & has almost 25 years in human capital strategy and development.
Prior to Masan Group, she has held HRBP director positions in various multinational companies, including Unilever, Prudential, BAT and Philip Morris - Vinataba. With great passion for people and strong belief that people are the most precious asset in the organization, she continuously encourages staff’s learning & development. From that, one will not only contribute perspectively to the organization but also gradually complete himself.
Head of Human Capital Masan Group
Mr. Jack Nguyen holds Canadian CPA, CA and Vietnam CPA professional designations and has nearly 25 years of international executive accounting, finance and investments experience. in Vietnam, Canada and the United States.
Prior to joining Mazars, he was the Managing Director and Country Head for TMF Group, one of the biggest Business Process Outsourcing companies in the world. Besides, he used to work as the Fund CFO for VinaCapital, one of the leading investment firms in Vietnam.
Partner, Mazars Vietnam
Mr. Richard Burrage is the founder of Cimigo and has 25 years of experience in market research and strategic consulting. He has built a regional Asian market research business, bringing the voice of the consumer into client boardrooms. Richard is the representative for the industry body ESOMAR.
Mr. Richard Burrage has led businesses, which have supported numerous brands to leadership positions in Asia, including the innovation of over 60 brands. Also, he teaches Asian Consumer Behaviour for the Quinlan Business School, Loyola University, Chicago.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son is a reputable businessman, lecturer, author and communications specialist in Vietnam. Mr. Son consulted brand and communications strategy for many leading companies, including Sovico Group, Vietnam Airlines, Vinamilk, VNG.... His experience expands in various industries, from real estates, heavy industry, FMCG, telecommunications...
President of MVV Academy
Mr. Josh Williams has been at the leading edge of developments in New Zealand’s schools and tertiary sectors for over 20 years. His career has focused on qualifications and quality assurance, careers education and pathways to employment.
He is the former Chief Executive of the Industry Training Federation of New Zealand, and a Senior Policy Manager in the New Zealand Ministry of Education, where he led policy for foundational and vocational education, including workplace training and apprenticeships. Josh was one of the architects of New Zealand’s system of Vocational Pathways, an organising framework for careers advice, education and employment pathways used in secondary schools and the TVET sector.
Principal Consultant, Skills International
Mr. Richard McClellan has almost 20 years of experience working with different companies in diverse industries in the USA, Vietnam and many other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan.
Richard was Senior Engagement Manager, Mckinsey & Co. and had 8 years working with governments, NGOs and financial institutions. He was Senior Policy Advisor & Country Head of The Office of Tony Blair - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. So far, Richard has operated over 30 projects in many different countries, including the USA, Saudi Arabia and Asia.
Senior Advisor, RMAC Advisory, LLC
Ms. Phan Thi My Hang has over 15 years of experience in the application software industry and been through different positions before being promoted to Head of HR Department at Fico-YTL. Currently, she has transformed the operations that enabled the executive board to make quick decisions with the system she has built.
Ms. Hang was the Branch Director of TinhVan Enterprise for 6 years and helped many customers to lead their respective markets by successfully applying the Agile model.
Head of HR Department, Fico - YTL Cement JSC
Ms. Pham Thi My Le has nearly 20 years of experience operating, strategic planning, investing and resource coordinating for multiple subsidiaries. From 5 to 10.000 employees, the company so far has supplied human resources solutions to thousands of companies in Vietnam, Japan, Australia, North America and Europe.
Ms. Le is the co-founder of HCMC Association For Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE) and the mentor of SME Mentoring Program for almost 500 start-ups in Vietnam. She currently holds the position of HAWEE Vice President of External Relations. In 2007, United States Department of State chose Ms. Le as the representative of Vietnam in the “Development of Female Leadership” Program.
Chairwoman of L & A Holdings
Mr. Tran Si Chuong is the Chairman of Nu Advisory, specializing in financial consulting, providing transnational merger and acquisition services in South East Asia companies operated by businesswomen.
Mr. Chuong was the CEO of Riedel Associates, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and the economic and monetary advisor in the US Congress, House of Representatives Banking Committee. He is also the Congressman Assistant in foreign affairs and foreign trade.
He is the author of the book “Noi Chuyen Lam An” and co-author of World Bank's first report on the private economic sector in Vietnam (featuring Prof. James Riedel, Johns Hopkins University).
Founding Partner of Nu Advisory, Economist
Ms. Phan Thi Thu Huong holds an MBA in International Management Consultant - University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland. She had over 17 year experience as Internal HR Manager and HR Management system Consultant for Vietnamese and multinational companies in diverse industries: production, commerce, service, mechanical. Ms. Huong consults and trains for many leading companies, such as: Bosch, Schaeffler, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM, Microsoft HCMC & Hanoi.
HR system consultant, Le & Associates
Ms. Nguyen Lan Anh has a master degree in journalism from Boston University under a Fulbright scholarship and over 15 year experience covering business and economics in South East Asia.
Prior to joining Endeavor, she had worked with Forbes for more than 10 years. She had been the executive editor of Forbes Vietnam until 2018 and is now an advisor to Forbes Asia and Forbes Vietnam.
Also, Ms. Anh had reported for several Vietnamese and international publications, including the New York Times and Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship and took part in a Women’s leadership program in the US.
CEO, Endeavour Vietnam
With more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resources, Sean is currently the CEO of Enablecode - a technology social enterprise with a mission to create jobs for people with disabilities in Vietnam. Prior to that, he was deputy head of global HR and head of global executive HR for 70,000 employees across over 40 countries for a top FTSE 100 company. Sean joined PricewaterhouseCoopers where he set up the first HR consultancy, employment agency, and salary surveys in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
Coline is the founder of the Vietnam Human Resources Associations.
Ms. Nguyen Tuyet Minh has more than 15 years of experience as HR Manager and HR Management system Consultant for many companies in diverse industries: production, commerce, service, banking, .... Ms. Minh consults and trains for many leading companies, such as: Vingroup, Vietinbank, Saigon Coop, Kirin, …
She is a Certified Performance Management Professional of The KPI Institute, Australia and Certified Extended DISC® Behavioural Analysis Professional.
Director of Consulting & Organization development, Le & Associates
Seedcom currently invests in 5 core areas: F&B (The Coffee House), fashion (Juno, Eva De Eva, Hnoss), foods (Cầu Đất Farm, KingFood), logistics (Scommerce - Giao hàng nhanh, AhaMove) and technology (Haravan).
Prior to Seedcom, Mr. Tiến worked at VNG, SAP, Datacraft, NTT.
In 2015, Professor Bennett arrived in Vietnam to lead RMIT University's School of Communication & Design which he undertook for 4 years, before progressing to the position of Vice-President (Academic) and later the RMIT Vietnam Executive Dean (Academic & Students).
Professor Bennett’s research over the last two decades has explored advances in digital technology and the interdependence between design professions, design education and the potential for online offerings. This research has resulted in numerous invitations to discussions worldwide, significant research grants and publications, as well as prestigious awards. Notably in 2004, he was awarded the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools - Australian Teacher of the Year.
Executive Dean, RMIT Vietnam