More Vietnamese become CEOs in foreign conglomerates, VietNamNet Bridge, 28 February 2016.

The following article features a number of Vietnamese running foreign organisations. One of the Vietnamese is Mr Pham Van Dung, the CEO of Ford Vietnam – and an alumnus of Swinburne University of Technology, an AusCham Member.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

The positions of CEOs of many multinational groups are being held by Vietnamese as the business employ strategies to localize staff. In July 2015, the US-based Ford announced it had appointed Pham Van Dung, a Vietnamese, to the post of CEO of Ford Vietnam.

The predecessor of Ford Vietnam, Jesus Metelo Arias, left Vietnam for Shanghai, where he works as Ford Asia Pacific marketing and service director

Prior to the appointment, Dung worked as finance director for the automobile manufacturer. He began working there in 1998 as an accountant.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degrees from the Vietnam Trade University and Swinburne University, Australia, respectively.

Since taking office, Dung has helped Ford Vietnam gain big achievements: in September 2015, Ford Vietnam, for the first time in his history, reported the monthly best sales result.

Also in 2015, Ford was recognized as one of the fastest-growing automobile brands.

Dung is also the deputy chair of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA)…



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