Dinh Ba Thanh, chairman and CEO of DatVietVAC, the largest media, entertainment and technology group in Vietnam, has won this year’s ACES Eminent Leaders Award and Asia HRD Movers and Shakers Award. He personally received the ACES Award at the Fairmont Hotel, Singapore, while Trieu The Hiep, Acting Group HR Director, received the Asia HRD award at the White Palace in HCM City on his behalf as the ceremonies were held simultaneously on October 11. DatVietVAC was founded in 1994 with three subsidiaries: DatViet Media (Vietnam’s premier media company), DatViet OOH (Vietnam’s first out-of-home advertising company) and DDB Vietnam (Vietnam’s first affiliate media agency). DatVietVAC’s goal was to transform the country’s media and entertainment landscape. Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC, Dinh Ba Thanh, receives the Eminent Leaders Award in Singapore on October 11. Since its inception, the group has expanded and now has 11 companies, each of which has … [Read more...] about DatVietVAC founder honoured with 2 Asian awards for excellence in leadership, business
World leaders quiz
Trương Nguyện Thành. — Photo Hoa Sen University A professor at Hoa Sen University in HCM City who shot to fame when he taught a class on innovation wearing a pair of shorts has come up short at the hand of some bureaucrats’ rigid interpretation of regulations. The professor, also famous for encouraging students to think outside the box, was chosen to fill the vacant position of the university’s chancellor by its board of directors, but the municipal education department vetoed the move, citing a “lack of experience”. Dr. Trương Nguyện Thành has since decided to part ways with the university, returning to a position he held earlier in a prestigious school in the United States. The relevant rule being cited from the Law on Higher Education says that a candidate must hold a doctoral degree and have at least five years of experience in a management position, either as faculty dean or the head of a … [Read more...] about Do we want to reverse or advance our brain drain?