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Binh Le KPMG MGT 21

Binh Le

CITIZENSHIP

Vietnam

HINRICH SCHOLARSHIP

RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
Co-sponsor: KPMG

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Director of Global Trade & Customs & Integrated International Tax
KPMG, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“The scholarship provides me with an enormous opportunity to catch up with the trends in global trade and connect with experienced people.”

Scholar background

Binh is Director of Global Trade and Customs, and Integrated International Tax at KPMG Vietnam. Providing audit, tax and advisory services, KPMG in Vietnam currently has four offices across the country and employs about 1,500 professionals.

His role involves providing clients with services and advice on customs, and producing well-researched tax and customs opinions. Previously, Binh was Global Trade and Tax Solutions Consultant at Thomson Reuters from 2015. He also held managerial positions in Vietnam for Tupperware Brands, Panalpina, Huawei Technologies, Stellar Footwear and Dragon Logistics.

Binh earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business and English from the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi in 2003.

Personal statement

I have spent more than six years working in supply chain, logistics, global trade and customs. I must say that the working environment has changed, with technology being invented so fast that it created a lot of challenges in our daily tasks. Expertise in the global trade environment has also changed.

The Master of Global Trade program helps me to build on the basic knowledge, which I may have learned more than 20 years ago. I wished to focus on subjects that create jobs for high-quality professionals in the industry. Some of these are Global Trade, Sales and Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Global Market Entry Strategies and Operations, and Business Data Analytics.

We, scholars, also yearn for a better and comprehensive approach when dealing with real-life work. Fundamental modules will strengthen our knowledge of International Logistics, Managing Technologies and Innovation Strategy, Business Operations Management, and Leadership and Ethics.

I believe pursuing the Master of Global Trade can help me associate myself with the market trends and build my profile in the competitive labor market. The course will shorten the gap between my work experience and the applicable knowledge learned at RMIT University.

The scholarship program is also an opportunity for me to catch up with my other Global Trade Leaders who come from different parts of the world and industries. I trust that we can learn a lot from each other by sharing work and life experience. I can also be a guide for my classmates from other countries, if they want to understand more about Vietnam and our culture.

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