HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: Guardian Health & Beauty
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTSenior Category Manager
Guardian Health & Beauty, 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 has 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. In Vietnam, Guardian is the largest health and beauty chain in the country with about 100 stores nationwide. He leads the total personal care and baby care departments, work with both internal and regional stakeholders for brands managing to drive efficiencies and develop new investment streams from suppliers. Prior to his senior position, he was Category Manager since 2018.
From 2015, he was trainee of Southeast Asia Talent Scheme program for three years at Jardine Matheson, which is a highly competitive selection process to develop future leaders for Jardine’s business units, and has been trained both in Vietnam and Singapore offices.
He 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.
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.