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Summary

  • Highly motivated and resourceful assistant with proficiency in both oral and written communications (English and/or Vietnamese).
  • Experienced within the framework of NGO and/or Foreign Business Operations in Vietnam, bearing insightful understanding of domestic administrative mechanism and successfully cultivated board personal relations with key state departments. 
  • Established record in effective organization and coordination of projects, special events, meetings and conferences.
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic negotiator with proven expertise in consistently cultivating mutual understanding and narrowing the gap between Vietnamese Government and foreign business community.
  • In-depth understanding of diverse partner needs and business methodologies.
  • Exemplary ability to seek out ways to improve processes and streamline operations.

Work Experience

20142017

Collaborating Assistant

US-ASEAN Business Council

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle all secretarial duties (i.e. type and/ or draft letters, translate documents from Vietnamese into English and vice versa);
  • Coordinate working schedule for the Council’s top leaders (CEO, President, Vice Presidents, Vietnam Country Director and/or staff from overseas offices) in Hanoi, Vietnam;
  • Constantly work with Ministries and Agencies regulating businesses thus develop mutual understanding and win-win partnerships between business community and the Vietnamese Government;
  • Manage the content and logistical arrangement, directly deal with vendors/hotels/sponsors for planning and execution of numerous multi-level events (i.e. annual business mission, sectorial mini missions, forums, networking receptions);
  • Provide Monthly Legislative Updates seizing on Vietnam's latest highlights in all sectors for better legitimate business operations within the country;
  • Personnel Management and Training with varying groups of volunteers before and on event days;
  • Communicate as a bridge between the Country Director and the volunteer team by transmitting the tasks, requirements or orders to needed subordinates and vice versa;
  • Follow up on the progress and the completion of advocacy initiatives;
  • and/or Any other related assignments directed by the Executive Assistant or Vietnam Country Director. 

Major Accomplishments:

  • Served as the longest standing member and a key leader of the supporting team charged with content and logistical execution of business initiatives;
  • Coordinated cross-functionally to cultivate governmental relationships and successfully facilitate special policy advocacy;
  • Maintained and developed a strong team of approximately 20 volunteers for needed assitance;
  • Repeatedly received recognition of USABC as Distinguished Staff.
20142017

Collaborating Assistant

Vietnam Student Newspaper
  • Assist the department of external affairs; Contact and seek cooperation with potential partners;
  • Prepare and conduct Sponsorship Contracts;
  • Plan and execute reception/ protocols procedures; welcome delegates and media representatives on event days, Follow up event’s media coverage;
  • Occasionally translate and edit online and/or printed articles of Vietnam Student Newspaper covering a wide range of students' interests;
  • And/ or any other tasks assigned by the Newspaper’s Secretary General or the Event Manager.