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VietJet appoints new Chairwoman to Board & CEO

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has appointed Thi Phuong Thao as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Madam Nguyen Thanh Ha. Meanwhile, the company’s Managing Director, Dinh Viet Phuong, has been appointed as the new CEO.

The decision is part of the company’s growth strategy, aimed at expanding and developing the business in the future. The new appointments signify the continued advancement of Vietjet’s senior leaders.

Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is a visionary entrepreneur and the founder of Vietjet, a leading airline in Vietnam that strives to fulfil people’s domestic and international flying dreams. As Vietjet’s Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and President & CEO, she has been instrumental in driving the airline’s growth and success for many years. Madam Thao is widely regarded as Vietnam’s and Southeast Asia’s first self-made female billionaire, a testament to her business acumen and leadership abilities. She has left a lasting impression on Vietjet, along with former Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha, by spearheading bold initiatives and revolutionary changes in the aviation industry. Vietjet has emerged as a dynamic and innovative airline under Madam Thao’s leadership.

Dinh Viet Phuong has been an integral part of Vietjet since its inception, and he currently serves as Permanent Vice President and Managing Director, a position he has held since October 2020. Phuong has played an important role in Vietjet’s growth and success during his tenure there. Despite the challenges that the aviation industry has faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Phuong has been instrumental in guiding Vietjet through these difficulties and emerging stronger than before. His contributions were critical to the company’s resilience and eventual recovery. He previously held leadership positions in a number of large corporations. He graduated from Vietnam Maritime University with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

The appointments of experienced and enthusiastic leaders promises to bring Vietjet into the new stage of growth and development, contributing more and more to the innovation of the aviation and promoting the economic development of Vietnam and international.


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