HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: RMIT University
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTManager, Government Affairs
RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“Participating in this program has reinforced my sense of purpose in profession, education and community contribution. I am honored and excited about what lies ahead.”
Phuong has been working at RMIT University - a global university of design, technology and enterprise with more than 84,000 students and ranks 21st in the Top 50 Universities Under 50 Years Old - in Ho Chi Minh City campus since 2018.She started as a training coordinator and then worked as Project Leader of the RMIT 2025 Strategy and responsible for the development of the five-year strategy of RMIT Vietnam by leading a variety of engagement initiatives across RMIT Vietnam community and RMT Global (Australia, Europe and Asia). She currently is the Manager of Government Affairs and in charge of developing and implementing strategies to enhance and strengthen relationships with a focus on government to support RMIT Vietnam in achieving its business goals and strategy.
Previously, she had experience in the Learning and Development field in leading firms such as Prudential Finance and LafargeHolcim Vietnam.
Phuong graduated with a Bachelor of International Business Economics at the Foreign Trade University Vietnam in 2010 and earned the Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional in 2017. She completed her Master of Global Trade at RMIT University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship in 2022.
The knowledge about trade, risk analysis and strategic management that I will learn from this program are critical for my role as a business strategy professional. I will be able to gain practical insights into the political dynamics of trading environments, develop and monitor the effectiveness of policies, and drive the creation of sustainable and more resilient strategy practice.
The incredible network of Hinrich Foundation researchers and alumni can be an invaluable resource in fostering meaningful discussion, and steering my strategy work alongside key policymakers, business leaders and academia.
I firmly believe that RMIT and the Hinrich Foundation are committed to make meaningful contributions to the Vietnamese community through the transformational powers of education and research. The Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship and its pathway of aspire, learn, grow and lead are greatly aligned with my core values.
My expectations for the Hinrich Foundation community include providing intensive support in research and setting up more education programs in Vietnam. The Master of Global Trade has set a remarkable example of high quality and practical leadership development programs tailor made for emerging industry leaders. I believe more partnership training programs like this will enhance the value of education, creating life-changing moments for any individual.