Vietnamese businesswoman to participate in Emerging Leaders Programme

Friday, 2017-02-17 10:12:51
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NDO—Young Vietnamese businesswoman Dao Lan Huong has been named one of fifteen social entrepreneurs from across the region chosed to participate in the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), which is scheduled in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia this March.

The list was announced by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julia Bishop on the morning of February 17.

The young innovators are the founders of enterprises that address poverty, health, education, technology and environmental degradation.

Minister Bishop congratulated all the participants on their selection for the programme, which will forge new partnerships with businesses and other organisations and further enhance Australia’s relationships with the countries of Southeast Asia.

Dao Lan Huong joined PeaceSoft/Nexttech Group as a co-founder in 2004 when she was still in college and helped develop its vision, strategy and operations to grow the company from five to 400 staff members.

She is currently CEO at Weshop Global & Co-founder of Nexttech Group, a regional cross-border e-commerce business with footprints in the US, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.

In addition to founding Teky Academy—the first technology academy in Vietnam—and inspiring others to join the business in executive positions, she also invested in the Vietnam Investment Club (VIC) to help good startups.

During the eight-day programme, Huong and other participants will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and identify opportunities to scale up, increasing their enterprises’ impact. They will also be introduced to leading Australian social ventures and industry experts, which will foster connections across the region.