Vi­et­jet CEO hon­oured by Forbes

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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 Nam’s first self­made bil­lion­aire’s 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 Nam’s 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 year’s 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

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