Summit 2016 Speakers Profiles
Managing Director, Fossil Vietnam
VP of Operations, Fossil Group
Le Diep Kieu Trang (Christy) is the Managing Director of Fossil Vietnam and VP of Operations of Fossil Group, which acquired Misfit for $260M in 2015, of which she was the CFO and COO. Misfit was the maker of wearable and smart home products, including Shine and Flash, both activity and sleep monitors, and Link, a selfie / smart button that can control a number of apps and hardware products. Prior to Misfit, she was a consultant at McKinsey and an investment banker at HSBC. Christy was formerly the Chief Representative Officer for the Leading Business Club, a consortium of the Top 50 consumer products companies in Vietnam and was a co-anchor for a national TV series on the stock market in Vietnam. She studied economics at Oxford (BA & MPhil) and business at MIT (MBA / Legatum Fellow) and is passionate about maximizing human potential.
Country Head of Marketing, Google
Phuong Anh joined Google Asia Pacific as the Head of Marketing, Vietnam in July 2015 and is responsible for overseeing and managing Google’s marketing efforts across all products and brand campaigns.
Prior to Google, Phuong Anh was the Managing Director of the Zalora Group, Vietnam, and brings over 7 years of experience working across eCommerce, fashion, brands, media and consumer insights from various markets. Phuong Anh started her career in communication design and fashion publishing; working for magazines such as ELLE Vietnam and V Magazine in New York. She discovered her love of technology and marketing when working at Zalora, where she was responsible for driving customer acquisition, business development and marketing initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Applied Science in Berlin, is an active member of Global Shapers HCM and is a mentor in various youth and start-up development programs in Vietnam.
Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30 ’15
As CEO of Isobar Vietnam, (known before as a Emerald Digital Marketing Co.), Thi Anh Dao (Denise) is named “Influenced Young businesswoman under 30” among 30 other people by Forbes. Got MA from (Newcastle University) in UK, Denise started a traditional communication company, then direct to focus on digital communication, and led it to the position in top 3 companies of the field, conducting campaigns and consulting strategy as well as building innovations for big brands like Heineken, Coca-Cola, BMW, Nestlé, Vinamilk, Samsung, Huggies, Triump, etc…
Starting as a Communication practitioner, yet Denise has infused with Business Sustainability consulting experience, which endorses her in creating communication strategy with a long-term vision, and well positioning of the consumer insight in every approach of behavior influence. As a practitioner, she believes that no qualified performance result can be generated from a wow idea, yet which does not align with human behavioral psychology and culture pattern of the market.
Managing Director, Adayroi.com
Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30 ’15
Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 ’16
Vy is Managing Director of Adayroi.com – an e-commerce initiative by Vincommerce, the largest retail company in Vietnam with 14,000 employees and 800 retail locations. A dynamic and resourceful entrepreneur, Vy is passionate about bringing convenient and modern lifestyle to every household in Vietnam. She is responsible for the organization development, personnel, and products to deliver the firm’s vision of becoming the best e-commerce platform in Asia.
Vy has developed her interest in Information Technology since her young age. At 13, she founded TmSpeed Network, specialized in web design and hosting trading. Her passion for innovation has enabled her to become a dynamic serial entrepreneur, who is highly committed to excellence. In 2009, Vy founded Chon.vn and served as General Manager, turning the website into the largest online fashion shopping center in Vietnam. In 2014, Vy served as the Chair of UNICEF Next Generation Vietnam, leading initiatives to support needy children. In 2015 and 2016, Vy was recognized in Forbes Vietnam’s and Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 list. Vy graduated as Valedictorian from McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
Group Brand Manager
Hannah Nguyen currently is the
Group Brand Manager for 23 brands of perfumes and cosmetics of P&G, LVMH, PUIG, Clarins & Inter Parfums.
Hannah graduated Magna Cume Laude (top 10%) with a bachelor degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and City University of New York.
Prior to becoming the Group Brand Manager of multiple global cosmetic brands, Hannah was the Sales & Marketing Manager at Jack Georges fine leather goods in New York City. She has over 10 years of experience in the retail industry specializing in fashion and cosmetics in both Vietnam and the United States.
CEO, Member of Board of Management, Forbes Vietnam
CEO, Webtretho JSC.
PR/Operations Director, IDG Ventures, Vietnam
Thu Huong Duong serves as COO at IDG Ventures Vietnam, CEO of Webtretho JSC. and CEO -Member of Board of Management at Forbes Vietnam. She has more than ten years’ experience as a PR and marketing manager in the software, financial, consumer goods and service industries. She also has seven years’ experience in project management and strategic planning.
Before joining IDGVV, Thu Huong was Strategic Assistant to the Chairman of Unilever, the largest and most successful multinational consumer goods company in Vietnam. At Unilever, she was responsible for public relations, network building, high-level strategic planning and marketing.
Prior to Unilever, Thu Huong served as Marketing and PR Director for Columbia Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. She also worked as a Business Analyst and Project Director for Paragon Solutions, a US-based software outsourcing company, and as a Financial Auditor and Marketing Coordinator for AMOCO.
She holds a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Thu Huong was also a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Sigma Beta Delta Society. She completed the Women Leading Business: Innovation and Success Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Co-Founder & Director of Strategy and Business, Kyna.vn
Ms. Tram Ho has several years of experience in finance and investment. She is the Co-founder and Director of Strategy and Business at Kyna.vn. Before that, she worked for CyberAgent Investment, Inc.
Principal, Unitus Impact
Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” ’15
Shuyin is one of the pioneers of impact investing in Southeast Asia and passionate about developing the entrepreneurship sector in the region. She currently leads Unitus Impact’s investing activities for Vietnam and the Philippines, identifying and supporting scalable business which improve the livelihoods of the working poor.
She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Unitus Impact, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.
Shuyin was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” by the Australian Financial Review in 2015. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.
Vietnam Country Representative, NSI Ventures
Currently with NSI Ventures, a US$90 million venture capital fund focused on Southeast Asian tech startups, Lana leads the fund’s investment activities in the Vietnamese market as well as in the fintech sector across Southeast Asia, beside managing an existing portfolio comprising of market leaders and innovators in e-commerce, online travel, food, transportation and other tech verticals.
Previously, Lana worked in the investment group of Temasek Holdings, the Singapore-based global investment fund with almost US$200 billion of assets under management, after spending three years at Citigroup and BofAML investment banking divisions in London advising on large scale M&A and IPO transactions for the leading European financial institutions.
Lana holds a BBA First Class Honours degree from the National University of Singapore as well as a CEMS Master in International Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science in the UK and Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Born and raised in Vietnam, Lana is a passionate advocate for Vietnamese startups and constantly striving to foster the ecosystem and bring successful Vietnamese startups to the regional and international stage.
Alex Tu (Duong Thanh Tu) is a business owner, serial entrepreneur and award-winning author. She is very passionate about start-ups and financial education, especially for women and by women. Her mission is to support Vietnamese women to achieve their mental and financial independence. Besides publishing 4 start-up and self-improvement books, with more to come in the near future, she has been running her own foundation to support local students in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Having been to nearly 50 countries, Alex Tu dedicates her international experience and knowledge to contribute to Vietnamese women’s achievement and happiness.
Founder, HandiConnect, HandiKit, and Global Scholar
Forbes 30 Under 30 ’16
Van Nguyen got her Master of Entrepreneurship at University of Otago, New Zealand under New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Awards. Since 2013, she is founder and manager of HandiConnect, which is a social business founded in New Zealand specializing in promoting services, products made either by or for people with disabilities in Vietnam. HandiConnect also exports popup cards customizing famous tourist landmarks through 18 Acquisition shops in New Zealand and other advanced countries. In addition, HandiConnect also owns HandiKit, a leading social business specialized in innovating and providing supportive smart equipment for people with mobility disabilities in Vietnam.
Van Nguyen has strong passion on reducing the gap between disadvantaged groups in developing countries and in advanced countries. In 2016, she was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Vietnam. When she has free time, she loves social networking, start-up events, and consulting on Government scholarships for advanced studies for young students”.
Business Development Director, Quintessentially Lifestyle
Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures
Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, 2016
CEO, Greenhat Co., LTD
Phuong Pham is an entrepreneur – CEO for Greenhat Co., Ltd. – an advertising agency. For the past 6 years she has run Greenhat serving marketing solutions for FMCG, real estate, aviation, intellectual property, education, automobile, telco, new digital, technology, mobile industry. She also plays a role of marketing consultant for some brands in real estate, tourism, telco… Prior that, she was Marketing Manager in PepsiCo Vietnam for 10 years taking care of Aquafina, Sting, Twister, Mirinda, 7up, Lipton brands. Her responsibility was to manage portfolio strategy & execution based on local insight and opportunity; develop grow drivers and build consumers marketing capability. She was created Aquafina Pure Fashion platform and was an author of a TiVi program named “Passion & Fashion”.
IT Project Manager, FPT Software Vietnam