HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
Co-sponsor: AdAsia Media
SPIN Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
“One of the challenges and rewards of education is the opportunity to disrupt our own narratives, and this program provides that opportunity.”
Phuong is the Founder of the SpinUp Tech Upskilling Academy, a Vietnam-based entity that provides tech skills training and builds tech talent communities in Southeast Asia. She is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Gloryfinance, a microfinance platform designed to providing individuals and organizations with international microfinancing solutions and technologies.
Formerly, Phuong was the Country Manager at AdAsia Media, a tech-focused marketing agency and part of AnyMind, a technology company that provides a one-stop platform for brands to support production, e-commerce construction, marketing, and logistics in 13 markets and 19 offices around the world. Phuong also served as a Board of Management Member at AnyMind.
Phuong completed her Graduate Diploma of Global Trade at RMIT through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program in 2021.
Being a Regional Executive in the digital technology and service sector in Asia for the past four years, I came to realize that the future, not only of expertise or domain knowledge but also global value chains, could be disrupted through the uncertainty and digital capability of economies. Technology, in general, can be one of the key disruptors of any global trading activity.
To have a truly sustainable global organization, people, like myself, need a more strategic approach to global trade practices, regulations and trends. A higher education experience from global experts is crucial to my self-development to become a more impactful leader in the Asia region.
I am amazed to see how knowledgeable, professional and passionate the Hinrich Foundation team and its experts are in the way they teach and interact with us in our learning sessions. With these activities, I have expanded my industry knowledge and understanding of global business challenges and opportunities as an entrepreneur. I have also understood the larger picture of sustainable business strategies in practice.
As a young leader, I am determined to always empower other young people, especially women, to continually develop themselves and make an impact for their companies, organizations and communities. I can only do that through valuable educational experiences like taking the Master of Global Trade program, which will empower me to become a more capable, future global leader.