Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo
Born (1970-06-07) June 7, 1970 (age 51)
EducationPlekhanov Russian University of Economics (BA)
D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (PhD)
OccupationPresident & CEO, VietJet Air
Spouse(s)Nguyễn Thanh Hùng
Children2

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo (born June 7, 1970) is a Vietnamese businesswoman, and the President and CEO of VietJet Air,[2] President of Sovico Group and Vice President of HDBank.[3]

Biography[edit]

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo became a millionaire at age 21 while studying finance and economics in Moscow,[4] where she began distributing fax machines, plastic and rubber[1] from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea in the then Soviet Union. Since then she has developed a portfolio of business interests, including VietJet and Sovico Holdings, that itself holds a 90 per cent stake in Ho Chi Minh City's Dragon City development.[5] She holds two bachelor's degrees in financial credit management and labor economics at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and a doctoral degree in economic management at the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.[6]

She ranked 62nd in the list of Power Women 2016.[7] She is listed in Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016.[8]

After she took VietJet Air public in February 2017,[9] she became Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire, second billionaire overall (after Phạm Nhật Vượng) and Southeast Asia's only female billionaire. In early 2021, her net worth was estimated at US$2.1 billion.[1] She also has investments in HD Bank and real estate, including three beach resorts.[9][10] In 2021 she signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Oxford's Linacre College for a donation of GBP£155million. The college intends to petition the Privy Council to change its name to Thao College.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Phương Thảo has a daughter and a son, Tommy Nguyen.[1] Her son has previously studied at Oxford University's economic management department and has founded an express delivery company with investment from VietJet.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d VCCorp.vn. "Thiếu gia tuổi trẻ tài cao nhà tỷ phú Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo: Từ bộ hồ sơ cần gấp nhưng không có dịch vụ ship nhanh sang châu Âu, đến sáng lập startup logistics Swift247, vừa được Vietjet Air mua lại". cafebiz.vn (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  2. ^ "Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao takes VietJet from 'bikini flights' to IPO in 5 years". Cnbc.com (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ ONLINE, TUOI TRE (2021-03-07). "Nữ tỉ phú Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo: "Hãy tin tưởng ở kinh tế tư nhân"". TUOI TRE ONLINE (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Executives 2020 – Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO, Vietjet - Leaders League". www.leadersleague.com. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  5. ^ "How Bikini Airline Helped to Create Vietnam's First Woman Billionaire". Bloomberg. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  6. ^ "HDBank BOARD OF DIRECTORS". partner.hdbank.com.vn. Retrieved 2021-03-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  9. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  10. ^ Nguyen Thi Phương Thảo Forbes Profile, Nguyen Thi Phương Thảo Forbes Profile. "Nguyen Thi Phương Thảo Forbes Profile". Forbes.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Transformative Donation to College | Linacre College". www.linacre.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  12. ^ "Chân dung người con trai cả kín tiếng của tỷ phú Vietjet Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo - Tạp Chí Doanh Nhân" (in Vietnamese). 2021-08-02. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  13. ^ VCCorp.vn. "Thiếu gia tuổi trẻ tài cao nhà tỷ phú Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo: Từ bộ hồ sơ cần gấp nhưng không có dịch vụ ship nhanh sang châu Âu, đến sáng lập startup logistics Swift247, vừa được Vietjet Air mua lại". cafebiz.vn (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2021-11-01.