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Dang Thi Thanh Van

Founder/CEO at Savvycom Joint Stock Company
Member Since: 1970


Profile: Growing up in a small rural village in the north of Vietnam, where most of Ms. Van Dang's childhood revolved around helping her family make ends meet, no one would have thought that she would go on to be among the influential leaders in STEMM one day. After excelling at high school, Ms. Van went on to study at Hanoi National University, where she ultimately chose computer science as her major. She later came to Australia on a scholarship and completed her Bachelor of Computer Science at The University of Sydney in 2004. Even though Van's English skills were not as good as the others at that time and missed home immensely. Ms. Van still made big strive and found herself a part-time job. Working kept her busy and improved her social skills as well as helped her understand Australian culture. Studying in Australia also assisted Van with navigating her path in life and discovering her passions later on in her career. Ms. Van has always believed in courage and the strength to find inner peace. To her, the key on the way to success is to learn new skills and to ignore other people's doubts that might influence oneself. Nomination: Named by Forbes magazine as one of 15 Global Leaders to Watch in 2017, Van Dang is the CEO and co-founder of Savvycom - a leading Software Development Company in Vietnam. Savvycom started with just 4 engineers, now with a team of over 100, the company has become Vietnam’s most trusted Tech / Solution Provider. Under her guidance, Savvycom always aims to develop premium applications for start-ups and businesses and deliver excellent, top-selling solutions to clients from the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Van has experience in international markets and provides advice and support to global partners on optimizing business processes through effective offshoring. She is also a mentor and partner at the Cherie Blair Foundation for women, and in 2021 she was appointed to be the next Asia Society-Victoria Distinguished Fellowship. With her mission to strengthen the growing relationship by facilitating strong business connections in tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, through outreach and people-to-people engagement between the Vietnamese and Victorian Government. Additionally, she currently holds the positions of Vice President of the Alliance of Digital Technology Companies in Viet Nam, Vice President of Hanoi Women Entrepreneurs Association, and Steering Committee member of the Aus4Innovation program since 2019. Awards and certificates: - 2021 Asia Society-Victoria Distinguished Fellowship - Fortune-U.S. State Department Mentee, Global Women Mentoring Program, 2020 - Most Prominent Australian Female Alumni, Australian Embassy in Viet Nam, 2019 - Speaker on the topic "Technology Innovation and Women in Leadership" at the EIS Summit taking place in Melbourne, Australia, 2018 - Vice President of VNITO Alliance (Vietnam IT Outsourcing Alliance) - Forbes magazine 15 Global Leaders to Watch, 2017 - ASEAN Female Entrepreneur of the Year hold by ASEAN Business Advisory Council, 2017 - Top 100 Outstanding Start-up Entrepreneurs hold by Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association, 2016 - Hanoi Most Distinguished Entrepreneurs 2016 hold by The Youth Union of Hanoi - Merit of Outstanding Achievement and official mentor of Cherie Blair Mentoring Program - First Winner of the Mekong Women's Entrepreneurship Challenge hold by World Bank, 2013
Industry: Information Technology
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