HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTManager for Customs and International Trade Services
PwC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“I strongly believe that the Hinrich Foundation Master of Global Trade community will take me one step closer to fulfilling my dream.”
Nguyen Thi Mai Phuong is the Manager for Customs and International Trade Services of PwC – the world’s top business consulting and auditing firm, and listed among the best companies to work for in Asia by HR Asia Magazine. In her current role, she assists multinational companies in various industries and is heavily involved in multiple customs and international trade-related projects.
She joined PwC in 2011 as Consultant and advanced to Senior Consultant in 2013. Before taking a managerial role in 2019, she was a Deputy Manager. The industries she has covered include automotive, technology, pharmacy, agriculture products, cosmetics, food and beverage, and industrial manufacturing.
Phuong earned her bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations (Honor Program) from the University of Economics and Law – Vietnam National University HCMC in 2011.
As a Manager of PwC Vietnam, specializing in customs and international trade consulting services, my daily work is to assist multinational companies with their customs and trade issues in Vietnam.
In addition to the valuable experience which I have gained through my involvement in various customs and international trade projects, I do have a strong passion and interest for international customs, trade and global operations. I force myself to keep up-to-date with prevailing local customs and trade regulations, practical international trade operations which encourage me to enrich my knowledge as well as support my daily works. Despite having been in the industry for nearly 10 years, facing hundreds of issues with my clients, I always find out that there are new things on this that we can learn every day. The Master of Global Trade program under the Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Scholarship would definitely help me to refresh my skills, as well as broaden my perspective in the global trading system. I will utilize them while doing my job and pursue my career path in customs and international trade consulting.
I strongly believe that the Hinrich Foundation Master of Global Trade community will take me one step closer to fulfilling my dream. This opportunity will connect me with global leaders in this field who can help expand my knowledge and expertise on global trade operations.