Vietnam Economic Times, 10 July 2015. Ford appoints first Vietnamese Managing Director, by Minh Tuyet.

Mr Pham Van Dung is a Master of Finance alumnus from Swinburne University (an AusCham Member) and is the first Vietnamese to be appointed as Ford Vietnam’s Managing Director.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

Mr. Pham Van Dung has been appointed as Managing Director of Ford Vietnam and will take up the position on August 1. He is the first Vietnamese national to be hold the position and will report directly to President, Ford ASEAN, Mr. Mark Kaufman.

Mr. Dung will have overall responsibility for leading the continued growth of Ford’s operations in Vietnam, including both the company’s corporate functions and its Hai Duong assembly operations…

Mr. Dung joined Ford Vietnam in 1998 as a corporate accountant in finance. He has since served in roles of increasing responsibility as the company’s success and nationwide footprint have continued to grow. These include managing the company’s finance activities across each of its various functions, before assuming operational responsibility of the organization’s finances after becoming Ford Vietnam’s Finance Manager in 2006. He also served at Ford Australia in Melbourne from 2004 to 2005 in Finance for Marketing and Sales.

[Mr Dung has a master’s degree in economics from the Viet Nam Commercial University and another in finance from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. BizHub, Vietnam News, 13 July 2015.]

He has been active in Vietnam’s auto industry and business community, including the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association and the American Chamber of Commerce of Vietnam.

Ford’s sales in the first half rose 70 per cent year-on-year to 8,952 units; its best-ever result and following record full-year sales in 2014.


Australian Tennis Open, Ford, AusCham, “Welcome Back Aussie Alumni”…

A growing number of people are aware that AusCham’s Annual Welcome Back Aussie Alumni events (held in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC) are timed to coincide with the live telecast of the Men’s Final of the Australian Tennis Open.

Ford Australia has a long and very proud association with the Australian Open being its major sponsor from 1986 – 2001.

As noted above, Mr Dung worked for Ford Australia in Melbourne (but after the sponsorship agreement had expired).

Another Amazing Aussie Alumni in Business (cont.)…


Further information

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  • Photo, Vietnam Economic Times.
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