Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is in the top 100 businessmen who change the Asian economy
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The billionaire woman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is also the only Vietnamese on this list.


Recently, Business Insider has announced a list of 300 influential people to change the economy in North America, Europe and Asia in 2020. In which, Vietjet Air founder Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is The only representative of Vietnam appeared on this list.


Specifically, Ms. Thao was honored by Business Insider in the category “Supply Chain”. In the same category, there was also the presence of Ms. Tan Hooi Ling, CEO and founder of Grab. There is also Mr. Tony Fernandes – CEO and co-founder of Malaysian airline AirAsia.


Citing this category, Business Insider quoted Diana Chou – founder of Dragon General Aviation Group – the leading airline in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China: “As entrepreneurs, we must be resilient and adapt to the challenges Gold test the fire, after each war who is the true leader.If we are always optimistic and passionate, we will reach the top and become the ultimate winner and”.





Portraits of entrepreneurs in Business Insider’s Supply Chain category. (Screenshots).


Business Insider commented, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is the first self-made female billionaire in Vietnam, and is a thinker not following the path.


The airline Vietjet Air, founded by Mrs. Thao in 2011 has expressed her ambition to become a major competitor of the national airline Vietnam Airlines.


Since its inception, Vietjet has helped increase the demand for air travel in Vietnam – where ever, air travel is considered only for the rich, with spending expensive cost.


Currently, Vietjet flies to 17 provinces and cities in Vietnam, and has 23 international destinations, mainly in Southeast Asia and southern China.


The airline’s strategy of continually expanding its size has paid off, as earlier this year, Viejet’s shares had doubled since being first listed on an exchange in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017.


According to Business Insider, although the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a strong blow to the aviation industry in the world, so far, Viejet still proved very stable.


When international flights are resumed, Ms. Thao hopes to continue her long-term goal, which is to become Vietnam’s first truly global airline, with flights to Europe and North America.


“With our competitiveness in service, aircraft, management capabilities, cost and our ability to deliver new services, I am fully confident that we can compete in international markets. “, female billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao confidently confirmed in her interview with Forbes.


Before that, at the end of last year, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was also listed in the list of 25 most powerful women in Asia, according to Forbes. These are the women who will play a key role in shaping Asia’s business in the next decade.


Currently, Ms. Thao is also one of 5 billionaires in Vietnam, with a net worth of $ 2.4 billion, ranked second after Vingroup founder Pham Nhat Vuong (assets worth $ 6.9 billion ), according to Forbes magazine.


Source: vietnambiz.vn – Translated by fintel.vn