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Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hang, CEO of Sunshine Group, has become the youngest leader in Vietnam’s banking industry after being appointed chairwoman of KienLongBank.
In recent years, many business people who were born in the 1980s and even 1990s have joined the management boards of local banks.
Hang, born in 1985, was appointed chairperson of KienLongBank to replace Mr. Le Hong Phuong at the bank’s recent meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2018-2022 term. Hang is the youngest female banking president.
Hang holds a master’s degree in banking and finance from National Economics University and is currently the CEO of Sunshine Group and Chairwoman of SIPT Investment Joint Stock Company.
Earlier, Hang used to be LienVietPostBank’s Head of Large Corporate Customer Department, and Director of Corporate Relations at Maritime Bank (MSB).
Over the past two years, Hang held important positions such as Vice Chair of Sunshine Homes JSC, General Director of Sunshine Tech Trading Investment Joint Stock Company, Director of Sunshine AM Joint Stock Company, and Director of Sunshine Sky Villa JSC.
Hang joined KienLongBank’s Board of Directors as Vice Chair early this year, when the bank made major changes related to the participation of real estate giant Sunshine Group.
In recent years, banks have appointed many young leaders. In March, Mr. Duong Nhat Nguyen (1983) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of VietBank. Nguyen was Vietnam’s youngest banker until Hang officially assumed her new position.
Nguyen is a representative from Hoa Lam Group. Before joining VietBank, he held executive and managerial positions such as Investment Director of Hoa Lam Investment and Development Joint Stock Company; and Chairman and Director of Hoa Lam Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Ms. Le Thi Thuy, 38, daughter of tycoon Nguyen Thi Nga – Chair of the Board of Directors of BRG Group – has been CEO and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of SeABank for the past few years.
At Ocean Bank, Ms. Trinh Thi Mai Anh (1992) is a member of the Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree of science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and used to work at HSBC London Bank, Vietnam International Securities JSC, VinaCapital Group, Singapore’s Temasek Group.
The transition of the 1st generation of entrepreneurs to the 2nd generation, and the rejuvenation of the leadership is blowing a new wind into the Vietnamese business community. The new generation of entrepreneurs is expected to contribute a lot to the economy.
This article was originally published in VNA