Straits Herald December 24, 2019

Vietjet’s President & CEO, Ms Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been named in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list 2019 by Forbes, following her inclusion on the list of Asia’s most powerful women.

Nguyen Thi is the only woman representing Vietnam for three consecutive years.

As of 13 December 2019, Forbes estimated that the total asset of the self-made billionaire was around USD2.7 billion, which also makes her the only female Vietnamese in Forbes’ Dollar billionaire list.

She also chairs a multi-sector Sovico Group, HDBank and many other real estate businesses.

Vietjet is the leading airline in Vietnam and is looking to further grow its business overseas by continuously expanding its international flight network from Vietnam to Malaysia, India, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan.

The Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women list, includes women in business, finance, media, politics, social / philanthropic / NGO and technology sectors.

The annual ranking is based on multiple categories such as asset quality, media exposure, segment and international influence. 

The No.1 in Forbes’s list in 2019 is German Chancellor – Angela Merkel, followed by Managing Director of International Monetary Fund – Christine Lagarde, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative – Nancy Pelosi and Melinda Gates.