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Thy Nguyen

Nguyen Huynh Mai Thy

CITIZENSHIP

Vietnam

HINRICH SCHOLARSHIP

RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2023

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Head of Marketing
Jemmia Diamond, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
“Being a Hinrich Scholar is truly a lifechanging opportunity for me to cultivate my interest in trade, deepen my professional knowledge and expand my business networks as well.”

Scholar background

Thy Nguyen is the Head of Marketing at Jemmia Diamond & Jewelry Company, a thriving SME in Vietnam. She possesses a talent for crafting compelling marketing strategies. Ms. Nguyen plays a pivotal role in positioning the company as a prominent player in the diamond and jewelry industry.

Prior to her current role, Thy spent five years in the consumer goods sector. She worked for leading companies both locally and internationally, including Vinamilk, Vietnam's leading dairy company, where she served as International Marketing Manager. In this role, she was responsible for assessing markets and designing entry strategies for several Southeast Asian countries. Thy also worked at Coca-Cola Company Vietnam as Frontline Senior Brand Manager, where she worked closely with the trade and sales departments on marketing activities to develop product brands.

Thy holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management from Vietnam Foreign Trade University and a Master of Global Trade from RMIT University, where she was a Hinrich Foundation scholar.

Personal statement

Over the past seven years working in the FMCG marketing sector, I had the privilege of acquiring valuable working experience at some of the largest corporations in Vietnam. In my current role, I have been involved in many international market expansion projects in Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines. From this, I truly understand the challenges and complexity which the company has to manage when entering a new foreign market from a strategic global trade perspective, rather than just the marketing side.

I strongly believe that there is no better option to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and work experience, as it relates to international trade, than the Master of Global Trade program. By leveraging the knowledge obtained from this program, I expect to be able to apply my expertise to develop holistic market entry strategies and find strategic solutions to increase Vinamilk’s business growth on a global scale.

The MGT not only provides a solid foundation and a framework to acquire professional knowledge to be more competitive in the market, but also provides a platform to expand my business network across multiple industries. On top of that, the course will give me a great opportunity to grow my leadership capabilities and take the next steps in my professional development. This is truly a milestone to transform me to become a global trade leader in the future.

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