Vietnamese Pham Thi Ngan among Young Global Leaders

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 15:59

The 39-year-old woman Pham Thi Ngsn was the only Vietnamese who was selected on the list of 121 Young Global Leaders (YGL) 2016. — Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — A young Vietnamese businesswoman has been named in the list of 121 Young Global Leaders (YGL) 2016, named by the World Economic Forum.

The 39-year-old woman was the only Vietnamese who was selected on this year's esteemed list.

Ngân is currently CEO and founder of social enterprise Tohe, a social enterprise aimed at helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds discover their hidden talents.

Previously from 2002 to 2012, she was co-founder of media company Nguyencomm, a successful branding and communications agency in Ha Noi with major clients such as the World Bank.

Each year, WEF selects the most innovative, enterprising and socially minded men and women under the age of 40 who are pushing boundaries and rethinking the world around them.

Other prominent figures of YGL 2016 include Hollywood superstar Ashton Kutcher; Avid Larizadeh-Duggan, general partner with Google Ventures; Novelist and Youtuber John Green, author of the novel "The Fault in Our Stars"; Sam Altman, head of one of the world's most successful start-up accelerators Y Combinator; Melanie Joly, Minister for Canadian Heritage, and Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of pioneering crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Some Vietnamese figures who were selected on the previous years' YGL lists include diplomat Nguyen Hoang Long, architect Vo Trong Nghia and Topica's director Pham Minh Tuan. — VNS

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