Billionaire Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, permanent vice chairwoman of HDBank and CEO of Vietjet Air, meets with a delegation of professors and students from Harrow, the famous British school sought after by royal families around the world. HCM CITY — A delegation of students and professors from Harrow School in the UK met with billionaire Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, permanent vice chairwoman of HDBank and CEO of Vietjet Air, at the bank’s head office in HCM City on July 12. The 21-member delegation comprised of professors and students who were in Việt Nam to explore the country’s culture and people. One of the highlights of the country’s economic scenario in recent years has been its strong economic development which has given it the epithet "The Asian dragon that has just woken up." With a desire to create connections between entrepreneurs running large enterprises and the younger … [Read more...] about Vietnamese billionaire talks with students from UK royal school
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The top Vietnamese enterprises are creating prosperity on their journey to the top In the Forbes list of the richest billionaires in the world in 2019, Vietnam boasted five slots on the list, the biggest being Vingroup chairman Pham Nhat Vuong. Vuong, said to hold a total asset value of $6.6 billion, is ranked 239th, higher than US President Donald Trump ($3.1 billion), former CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick ($5.8 billion), and many globally-famous figures. This is the seventh consecutive year Vuong has been named on the Forbes list. Last year, his total assets were valued at $4.3 billion, making him the 499th richest person at the time. Second in Vietnamese terms is Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, general director of Vietjet, who has been named for the third time on the Forbes ranking. Thao holds a total asset value of $2.3 billion and is now ranked 1,008th. THACO chairman Tran Ba Duong made his second appearance, placing 1,349th with total asset value of $1.7 billion. The two new … [Read more...] about Taking pride in private enterprises
Crippled infrastructure, little investment in the power grid and poor maintenance mean that the widespread blackouts that have hit Venezuela throughout the month of March are likely here to stay. Add to that the country's economic deep crisis, eye-popping inflation rate and the "brain drain" of qualified personnel -- some 25,000 people in the electricity sector have left the country, part of the 2.7 million Venezuelans who have emigrated since 2015 -- and you have the makings of a crisis with no end in sight. On Sunday, authorities acknowledged that there was not enough electricity to go around. "To achieve consistency in the provision of electricity, the Bolivarian government decided to maintain the suspension of school activities and establish a workday until 2:00 pm in public and private institutions," Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on state television. With no electricity, pumping stations can't work so water service is limited. Street lights and traffic lights go … [Read more...] about Venezuela cuts workday, extends school cancelation over blackouts
VietNamNet Bridge - It is too early to say it is a trend, but many rectors of state owned universities have resigned their posts to work at private schools. Ms Mai Hong Quy has become rector of Hoa Sen University In January 2017, the HCMC People’s Committee released a decision on recognizing Dr Ta Thi Kieu An as the rector of Hung Vuong University for the 2016-2021 term. However, in April 2018, An resigned from her post. Under current laws, male state officers retire when they turn 60 and females at 55. However, in special cases, if high-ranking officials have high academic titles, they can continue to work for state-owned schools for 7-10 more years. Analysts noted that most rectors and leaders of private schools once held important posts at state-owned schools in the past. In most cases, the rectors left state-owned schools because they reached the retirement age. RELATED NEWS Unis unveil new enrollment plans Three universities seek governing autonomy Mai Lan … [Read more...] about Why are state-owned school rectors leaving for private schools?
New rule forces CEOs of travel firms back to schoolBy Dao Loan Foreign tourists visit HCMC's outlying district of Cu Chi, arranged by a HCMC-based travel firm – PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC – Management agencies have made it mandatory for tour operators and managers of travel firms who have yet to obtain a college diploma in travel services or a certificate in travel management to add these qualifications or take part in a travel profession training course for a certificate. The relevant agencies also noted that travel firm leaders who do not comply will be fined. The regulation, included in the 2017 Tourism Law, is the subject of controversy. Many representatives said the prevailing laws already have provisions to protect and safeguard the rights and interests of customers, so the new regulation merely creates obstacles and will not help them improve their business practices. The law specifies that managers of travel firms or heads of travel departments in tourism … [Read more...] about New rule forces CEOs of travel firms back to school