- To inspire youth to build their careers on education field through exciting life stories of guest speakers from both public and private sectors
- To provide insights on Vietnam education, what positive changes are happening at present and could be realized in the future
- To discuss implications for overseas students/professionals to be a part of materializing these positive changes
Language used: Vietnamese
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Mdm. Ton Nu Thi Ninh
President of the Founding Committee, Tri Viet University
Former Vice Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Vietnam National Assembly
Mdm. Ton Nu Thi Ninh currently presides over the creation of Tri Viet International University in Vietnam with ambitions to be innovative in the context of the country's transition: a private entity dedicated to public service, strongly rooted in Vietnamese identity but boldly open to the world.
Mdm. Ton has served for more than two decades as a diplomat, specializing in multilateral institutions and global issues. She was educated in France at the Sorbonne and Ecole Normale Superieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses where she obtained her Aggregation and in the UK at Cambridge University.
Through her frequent interaction with the public and the media, Mdm. Ton is known as one of the public figures having the most impact on Vietnamese youth today.
Dr. Phan Quoc Viet
Founder & President, Tam Viet Group
Graduated from Lomonosov University with two majors Math and Physics, Dr. Phan Quoc Viet didn’t choose the common way of doing research as his career. Instead, he embarked on different journeys in various fields: he started with the IT head position in Vietsovpetro, then co-founded FPT and worked as the Marketing director, subsequently became Chairman of Vietsovpetrov, and ended up starting up Tam Viet Group at the age of 50. Rather than anyone else, he knows well about how both public and private sectors’ mechanisms work.
Despite all ups-and-downs in his career, throughout his life, Dr. Phan always preserves the philosophy of talent-centric development. He has a robust concern over how Vietnam can develop and nurture our talents as well as how education can change the future of our country.
Mr. Pham Anh Khoa
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Yola Institute
Co-Founder & Board Director, VietAbroader
Khoa Pham is the Managing Director of Yola Institute, the premier educational services provider in Vietnam. Yola Institute offers a variety of courses in TOEFL, SAT, SSAT and other academic subjects through small classes and personalized premium one-on-one tutoring. Khoa also co-founded and currently serves on the board of VietAbroader, the leading network of overseas Vietnamese students in the U.S. Previously, Khoa held professional positions at VinaCapital, Orvis and BBC World Service.
Khoa is a graduate of Bates College, with a double degree in economics and international relations. He was also awarded the Watson Fellowship, a program created in 1960s in honor of Thomas J. Watson, the founder of IBM, to explore the Vietnamese youth in several countries.