Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen

Sovico Group

Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen

Mdm. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is a Vietnamese businesswoman, Chairwoman of SOVICO Group, and Standing Vice Chairwoman of HD Bank. She is also the founder and CEO of Vietjet Air, which has revolutionized air travel in Vietnam offering the first- time- ever flying opportunities for millions of people in the country. In 2017, she became the first self-made female billionaire in Southeast Asia. She has been named in Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” for four consecutive years (2016 to 2019) and in the “Bloomberg’s 50” (2018) honoring 50 icons and innovators who change the global business landscape. Madame Thao is well known for her various philanthropic initiatives throughout the years, and she believes in a business culture with social responsibilities for sustainable development.