HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: Siemens Healthineers
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTPersonal Assistant for Management Board
Siemens Healthineers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“The Master of Global Trade program will empower me to advance in leadership positions, create a clear career path and attain a better work and life balance.”
Currently Vu Le Ha is with Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company with over 120 years of experience and 18,500 patents globally. There, she is gaining an overview of operations in Vietnam as the Personal Assistant for the Management Board.
Ha’s background in Human Resources and Operation spans more than 10 years at B. Braun Pharmaceutical, My Loc Joint Stock Company (the official distributor of Swedish luxury sauna products in Vietnam) and Siemens Vietnam.
In addition to her HR expertise, she also has a rich background in Logistics and Merchandising through her work as Merchandise Manager and Factory Manager for five years at Ky Manufacturing Company, a branch of KY Konfektion Germany, a manufacturer of high-quality fashions accessories. In that role, she was in charge of production planning and managing a team of merchandisers to control import-export procedures and monitor sourcing activities with local factory vendors and other suppliers.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in German Language from Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam in 2006.
By now, most of us are aware that our world is changing rapidly and, most notably, technologically with routine hand-on jobs to be replaced with AI. Everyone knows this and so do I. However, since the moment I came back to Siemens more than one year ago, I was even more overwhelmed with this. From its start as a small sector of Siemens, Siemens Healthineers has expanded rapidly to become a leading medical technology company with more than 50,000 employees in over 70 countries. In order to reach that position, we have had to drive so many changes, initiatives and innovations.
My contribution to this big “family” is based on expertise in the import-export field as the Operation Manager in a textile factory for more than six years. In addition to the role of Personal Assistant for the Management board, I am also in charge of Sales Education Coordinator for Sales and Product teams at Siemens Healthineers. I am totally convinced that learning and development is the utmost importance for the sustainable development of a company.
Strategically, studying the Master of Global Trade will help me to accelerate my career to contribute to the growth of Siemens Healthineers and its stakeholders. Furthermore, the valuable scholar networking will help me enhance the access to talent and mentors, open career opportunities and gain new expertise. I know I am not only an ambassador for Siemens Healthineers, but also an ambassador for the young professional generation.