Vietjet CEO honoured by Forbes
HCM CITY Vietjet CEO and President Nguyeãn Thò Phöông Thaûo has been recognised as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by
Thaûo the Vietnamese representative was listed the 44th, up 11 spots compared to last year.
According to the magazine, Vieät Nams first selfmade billionaires estimated net work is about US$2.6 billion, $1.98 billion higher from last year.
I have always aimed big and done big deals. I have never done anything on a small scale. When people were trading one container [of goods], I was already trading hundreds of containers, quoted Thaûo as saying.
Thaûo is chairperson of Sovico Holdings, President and CEO of Vietjet, as well as standing vice chairperson of HDBank.
Over the past two years, Thaûo listed Vietjet and HDBank on the Hoà Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE). The market capitalisations of both companies accounted for billions of dollars, making Thaûo the second-richest person in the Vieät Nams stock market.
Vietjet, founded by Thaûo in 2011, was also named by
as one of the 40 most valuable brands in Vieät Nam in 2018. The airline now operates 385 flights daily, with more than 100 routes covering destinations across Vieät Nam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Republic of Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia.
This is the 15th annual top 100 list of the most powerful women in the world by
, including women in business, finance, media, politics, social / philanthropic / NGO and technol- ogy. The annual ranking is based on multiple categories such as asset quality, media exposure, segment and international influence.
Topping this years list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She was followed by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and CEO of General Motors Mary Barra. VNS