Endeavor Vietnam’s board members represent a curated group of business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and sectors who guide the organization’s mission and growth.
With more than 30 years of experience at FPT Corporation as one of its co-founders, Mr. Nam is an authority on business software in banking and enterprise management. In 1999, Nam was appointed CEO and Managing Director of FPT Software where he oversaw the company’s growth to be a key player in the global software market.
Nam currently serves as an advisor for FPT Software and Board member of FPT University. In 2015, Nam founded Funix, an online IT training college under FPT’s Education Division which is a pioneer in its online learning model with mentors and open source of class books by experts and the best IT colleges in the world via Funix network.
Nam earned a PhD in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Quang serves as CEO and Director of Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s largest real estate company and deals in a wide range of properties, including houses, shopping malls, hotels, golf courses and hospitals. During his tenure at Vingroup, Quang oversees the rapid expansion of VinFast, a private automotive manufacturer and Vinhomes, the largest commercial real estate developer in Vietnam.
Prior to being named CEO of Vingroup, Quang served as various positions including General Director of Southern Hanoi Urban Development JSC, General Director of Investment and Ecology Development JSC and Chairman of Vinmec Hospital.
Prior to joining Vingroup in 2010, Quang was Board Member and Head of the Supervisory Board of Y Cao Company Limited from 1996 to 2009.
Dr. Cong Phan is a serial entrepreneur. With the passion of enriching people’s quality of life, he dedicates his work in daily consumer businesses such as food, health and beauty, and technology platforms.
Presently, Cong is the Chairman of UniBrands – a group of private companies pioneering in natural personal care and cosmetics with leading brands such as Purité, L’ovité, Oliv. Unibrands also invests into large local restaurant chains Delicious Rice and Princess Hot Pot. He is also the Chairman of Saigon Food – largest sashimi manufacturer for Japan market and the exclusive supplier of RTE food for 7Eleven Vietnam. In technology, Cong is partner and investor of Canadisgn (prop-tech), GESO (ERP solution), ZoneStartups Vietnam (Toronto-based tech accelerator), WAKAMONO (nano-bio tech).
Cong also served as a board member of leading companies such as Mekong Capital, MobiWorld, Traphaco, PNJ (Phu Nhuan Jewerly). Cong has a wide network of international leaders and grass roots organizations. In Canada, Cong is a member of Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) belonging to Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He also serves in President Advisory Council of Eisenhower Fellow in US. He is also a member of the Chief Executive Organization (CEO) and the Young President Organization (YPO) – Vietnam and Maple Leaf chapter. He was awarded Entrepreneur of The Year by E&Y.
Dr. Le started her entrepreneurial journey in 2000 as a founding shareholder of Nutifood Nutrition Food Joint Stock Company. She took up role of the Director in 2000, and became the Chairwoman and CEO in 2002. The company’s original products include three main categories: feeding nutritional powder, nutritional milk powder and high-energy nutritional food.
From 2012, Dr. Le withdrew from the Chairwoman position — giving way to her husband — to focus more effectively on the CEO role for new product development and market growth. In 2015, the company officially resumed as a private business with two major shareholders, namely Dr. Le and her husband.
Dr. Le is passionate in making innovative products for infants and children, and her long-term goal is to eradicate malnutrition from Vietnam. She was listed among Vietnam’s top 10 successful women in 2015 and Vietnam’s 50 most influential women in 2007 by Forbes.
Vu is a technology entrepreneur who is recognized for bringing leadership, strategic focus and knowledge to complex business and technology initiatives in offshore software services as well as flor creating innovative software products.
Vu is notable for being a pioneer of IT outsourcing in Vietnam by founding Paragon Solutions Vietnam (PSV) in 1995. PSV became a model and inspiration for other outsourcing companies in the Vietnam market. PSV was eventually acquired by Computer Science Corp and is now operating as DXC Vietnam. Vu then founded KMS Technology in 2009 and remains its CEO today. KMS is a leading outsourcing company with more than 1,000 employees serving clients in the US and Australia. In addition to outsourcing service companies, Vu has also created a number of software product companies in the past few years, including QASymphony, Katalon Studio, and Kobiton. Each of these companies provides a unique solution in the software testing space and has won over many clients and fans in the testing community.
Vu is a passionate supporter of the tech startup communities and has participated in entrepreneurship forums and provides mentorship to those starting their own journey.
In 2003, Ms. Trang co-founded Digiworld and has been acting as Deputy General Director of Organization Development who takes lead in building Digiworld’s culture, creating the power of consensus and efficiency.
Digiworld, the leading market expansion service provider in Vietnam, has achieved many achievements in the last 20 years, especially ranking among Top 2 in ICT sector. Digiworld was listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange in 2015 and has been voted “Top 50 most valuable brands in Vietnam” by Brand Finance of the UK. In addition, Digiworld is recognized by reputable domestic and foreign organizations as “Top 10 Vietnam Sustainable Development Enterprises 2018” organized by VCCI and “Asia Excellent Business Enterprise 2018” voted by Enterprise Asia – the largest and most reputable non-governmental business organization in Asia.
Giang currently serves as Co-founder and CXO at Genetica, a biotech company providing genetic testing services powered by AI. Based in San Francisco, Genetica is empowered by scientists from the world’s leading universities, such as UCSF, Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell.
Giang has 10 years plus of experience as a business partner with Vietnamese business founders, CEOs and other senior executives toward solving challenges and capturing opportunities for strengthening and scaling up enterprises.
Giang is the founding member of The Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE). A non-profit community initiative to empower women-led businesses and female leadership.
Giang also serves as a founding member of The Vietnam Innovation for General Education Foundation (VIGE Foundation), a non-profit platform aims at forming public and private partnership to build up teaching and learning competences, in order to sustain collaborative and participatory learning model in public schools.
David was previously a General Manager at Microsoft where he led Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Joint Ventures for the Windows and Online Services divisions. His operating experience includes managing global retail, telecom, media, payments and marketing partnerships for Microsoft’s services businesses and well as serving on the Board of Directors of MSNBC, CNBC, ninemsn (Australia) and several companies in China, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East.
Prior to Microsoft, David was a member of the Founding Team at EachNet, the leading Chinese e-commerce firm, that was acquired by eBay in 2003. In his time at The Boston Consulting Group (a global strategy consulting firm), David advised clients in the consumer goods, cement, oil and gas, infrastructure and media sectors in Asia. David has also worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst at JP Morgan.
David has an MBA from Harvard University. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems and Accounting from the University of New South Wales in Australia.