HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: EY Consulting Vietnam JSC
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTDirector, Global Trade and Customs department
EY Consulting Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Being a member of a widely known community like Hinrich Foundation is a lifetime opportunity for me to advance my career in trade and customs.”
Working for 15 years with two of the “Big Four” accounting and audit firms, Ernst & Young and KPMG, Hung has advised and supported numerous firms in various sectors.
He is currently the Director of Global Trade and Customs Department at EY Consulting Vietnam, a member of Ernst & Young Global. Commonly known as EY, it is one of the Big Four largest multinational professional services firms with over 700 offices in 150 countries. In his role, he has participated in different working groups to facilitate communication with the regulators and policymakers, and provided guidance on customs regulations.
Previously, he spent 11 years with KPMG and held the position of Associate Director – Head of Hanoi Global Trade and Customs Department at KPMG Tax and Advisory Company from 2008.
Hung graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Foreign Trade University, Vietnam. He also completed a Chairman’s Leadership Development Program with CPA Australia.
He earned his Master of Global Trade at RMIT University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship in 2022.
As a Director of a reputable firm and having worked in a professional environment for 12 years, I want to develop myself into a better leader. The Master of Global Trade is a great chance for me to do this, as it is designed by employers for employers in terms of timing, quality and visions. My ambition is to improve the customs system and financial environment in Vietnam.
We are living in a changing world that is connected and interdependent. As Yuval Noah Harari stated in his book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” the world is like a spider web in which every person is ensnared. Our movement is limited, but each of them can have influences across the globe. We can see how a virus first spread out in China and is infecting people in more than 40 countries and striking the world economy. We cannot excel or even survive in this fast-changing world if we are not open to learning opportunities or we fail to manage changes.
I would take this program as my opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge on global trade which will definitely help me become a global leader. It is also my chance to cooperate and learn from talents of other firms. Immersing myself in the Hinrich Foundation community is a great way to broaden my perceptions of international business, while being surrounded by people who are dedicated to improving the global trade environment.
Sharing my time to support international business is also extremely beneficial for my country and my current business. I also take responsibility to give back and contribute to the Hinrich Global Trade Leaders community.