HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: Guardian Health & Beauty
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTCategory Management
TikTok, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“Learning is a never-ending journey. With the opportunity given by the Hinrich Foundation, I’m grateful and excited to create positive impact on the society and people around me.”
Bang is with TikTok Shop – the one stop e-commerce solutions under TikTok platform, promoting Shoppertainment experience to users and buyers. Bang’s responsibility as Category Management incudes assisting Small and Medium-sized Business merchants, global brands and retailers to embrace and succeed in social commerce.
Before this, he worked as Senior Category Manager for Guardian Vietnam, a health and beauty business unit under the Dairy Farm International which is a subsidiary of Jardine Matheson Group. Prior to his senior position, Bang was Category Manager since 2018.
From 2015, he was a trainee of the Southeast Asia Talent Scheme program for three years at Jardine Matheson, which has a highly competitive selection process to develop future leaders for Jardine’s business units. He held training roles both in Vietnam and Singapore offices.
Bang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from RMIT Vietnam and earned his Master of Arts in International Business from Hult International Business School in Boston, United States in 2015. In 2022, he completed his Graduate Diploma of the RMIT Master of Global Trade through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship.
I witness the dynamic world of business every day on the streets, at my workplace and with the people I have met throughout my years overseas and in Vietnam. Businesses undergo constant challenges throughout the developments. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have motivated everyone to adapt to new ways of working and rethink their strategies to survive and grow.
For the past five years, I’ve had the chance to be a part of Jardine’s trainee program and working with Dairy Farm International business under the Guardian Health & Beauty division. I have gained first-hand experience of the business from the ground up. It led me to realize that no matter what role I want to play in the business world, it is essential to understand deeply the basic principles and be up to date.
At this point of my professional development, I strongly aspire to shape my thinking by joining the Master of Global Trade at RMIT University through the Hinrich Foundation’s pathway of aspire, learn, grow and lead. I am excited to keep obtaining academic knowledge and stay updated with the world’s trade and commerce. This will also present me to new things I have not known or experienced.