Event Details

June 17, 2021

Event Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Zoom Webinar

Topic Discussion:

– Current update on product, roll out and general information to the public on vaccines and effects
– Humanitarian aspect and the logistics of current programs (COVAX etc.) – what should people need know and be considering now;
– What are the expectations of Australians, expat community in Vietnam and what is reasonable behavior and expectations?


John Paul Pullicino
Country Manager & Chief Representative, Pfizer

Country Manager and Chief Representative of Pfizer Vietnam, one of the world’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical company, delivering a purpose of ‘breakthroughs that change patients’ lives’. Pharmaceutical business executive with over 17 years industry and leadership experience across several countries in Asia including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the wider APAC region. With proven track record of business leadership, go-to-market transformation and organizational strategy and execution. Focused on leading and developing teams to think differently, adapt to change and embrace innovation.

Simon Pugh
President, AusCham Vietnam

Simon Pugh is the CEO and majority shareholder of QLM Label Makers, one of Asia-Pacific’s largest label and packaging companies. QLM began in 1974 as a small family business and in 2002 Simon took over the management and ownership. The company has since embarked on a continued growth strategy which now sees it operating two manufacturing facilities in Australia with sales offices in every mainland state, as well as manufacturing in 5 countries including Malaysia, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The QLM Group employs over 500 team members utilising 80+ manufacturing platforms to serve a diverse client base from Multinationals to local heroes, across a broad range of industries. QLM’s focus on providing solutions for ‘what clients what to achieve’ and the use of innovative technology has garnered numerous industry awards and QLM is seen as a leader in the industry. Simon is passionate about the importance of values underpinning the engagement of its team and company stakeholders. Read more about what they have created here: https://qlm.com.au/about-us/ 

Simon moved to Vietnam with his husband in 2012 to oversee the acquisition of the QLM Group’s investment and co-ordinate its presence throughout Asia-Pacific.

Rana Flowers
UNICEF Representative  & FAO Representative a.i.

Rana Flowers is the UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam since May 2019. With child rights and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals high on her agenda, she has joined the UNICEF team in catalyzing change for children together with the Government of Viet Nam. Rana Flowers brings a bold and creative energy to UNICEF’s work in Viet Nam – continuing the crucial work done to reach the most vulnerable children such as those with disabilities, from ethnic minority groups or internal migrants, creating new partnerships, drawing on the strengths of the private sector and the comparative advantages of other UN Agencies. Her responsibilities, working hand in hand with the Government, include mobilizing support to introduce new approaches, to test these, to ensure policy and legislation keep pace with the opportunities and challenges for children in a modern Viet Nam; and then to advocate that the policy is implemented at scale, benefiting all children across Viet Nam.


Simon Fraser Simon Fraser
Executive Director, AusCham Vietnam

Simon Fraser is the current Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam and is located in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam. Simon has been living and working in Vietnam for 13 years in General and Operations Management across media, BPO, RPO and Recruitment industries. He has spent almost 18 years working across the Asia Pacific region and has a deep cultural understanding of living and doing business in one of the most populated regions on the globe. Originally from Melbourne Australia, Simon was educated at University of Melbourne and holds a Degree in Business Management & Marketing. He commenced with AusCham Vietnam in May 2019 with a focus on sponsorship, memberships, engagement with local and Australian business by open dialogue and communication.