Tran Quang, Cuong (Charles)

Tran Quang, Cuong (Charles)

Management trainer - TOPICA Native Thailand

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2014 - Present

Management trainer

TOPICA Native Thailand

After the Philippines project, I was sent back to Viet Nam and joined the TOPICA Native Thailand project. This project is to test the potentials of English tutoring programs in Thailand.

Under this project, I work as:

- Sales & Operation management trainer

- Back - office supporter (Legal issues, Logistics, Partners, etc)

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014

Head of Social Media

TOPICA Philippines - Online Bachelor's Programs

In Jul, 2014, I was sent to Manila under TOPICA Philippines project. The purpose of this project was to test the potentials of The Philippines' Higher education market, which included market size, purchasing power, culture compatibility, potential partners, etc.

We established a Joint Venture with AMA Computer University to offer Online Bachelor's Programs in Business Administration, Information Technology & Computer Science.

This project was the foundation of TOPICA Philippines.

Under the project, I worked as:

- Head of Content & Branding

- Philippines Market analyst

- Marketing budget planner

What I achieved during the project:

- Created The Philippines market analysis: Education, Labor, Internet usage, Online marketing activities.

- Created Marketing budget

- Designed & led the dev team to create the official site for AMA - TOPICA Programs

- Implemented & supervised marketing activities

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014

Social Media specialist

TOPICA English 

I was offered a job at TOPICA English (Native) as a Social Media specialist. At this time, TOPICA Native program was still under development.

I was the one who:

- Created the Social Media master plan

- Setup, created content for the Facebook page

- Led & supervised the Social media team

- Joined other small projects: TOPICA Uni cross - sales, Academic quality assurance, Telemarketing proof test, etc

May 2013 - Present

Founder - Head of Wheels

Mann Up Magazine

My friend and I founded an online magazine for men named Mann Up. The magazine is now publicly considered as the best online magazine for men in Viet Nam.

My roles are:

- In charge of technical issues: web design, graphic design, social channel techniques, etc.

- Head of Marketing

- Head of Wheels:

  • Wrote articles about Auto & Motorcycles. View my articles by clicking HERE
  • Consulted the Editor - in - chief of content & schedule
  • Trained other authors.

- Financial controller

- Social pages administrator

May 2011 - Nov 2011

Financial Analyst

IBM Viet Nam

My responsibilities:

- Reviewed new contracts regarding to budget details & submitted to the higher managements for approval

- Reported weekly budget & cashflow of existing projects

- Adjusted projects' budget allocations according to Project Managers' feedbacks

Feb 2012 - May 2013

Marketing manager

Adamo Bid & Buy is a C2C auction platform where everyone can sell their stuffs, new ones, old ones, broken ones at the most reasonable price.

Dec 2008 - Jan 2011

Journal Collaborator

VNExpress, VTC News, Stoxplus, VIT Info


Aug 2007 - Jun 2011

Bachelor of Finance & Banking

Ha Noi University
Jan 2004 - Jan 2008

Le Hong Phong Gifted Highschool - Nam Dinh




Financial management

Planning, Monitoring, Analysing


Strategy planning, Content, Branding, Online Advertising, Design, Product Developing, Customer services, Sales

Friendly Personality

Adaptive, Respectful, Responsible, Self-controlled

Project Management

Planning, Organizing, Leading, Monitoring


Research strategy planning, Implementing, Reporting

Microsoft Office Suit

Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, Publisher, etc