Promote development of transparent, sustainable, ethical, resilient supply chains in Vietnam.
2022 Strategic Plan
Top Priorities for 2022
- Developing a Globally Competitive Workforce/Addressing Skills Gaps.
- Strengthening transportation and logistics infrastructure throughout Vietnam.
- Enabling ESG values and best practices in Vietnam production.
- Partnering to Develop Local Supply Chains.
- Facilitating Trade, Investment, Mobility, and Licensing.
Key Events for 2022
- Partner with Education and HR Committees on Skills Gap Survey and Workforce Development event.
- Partner with other business organizations on event/s to strengthen local SME capacity to enter global supply chains.
- Partner with U.S. Mission to support the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
- Strengthen presence in Binh Duong, and other priority provinces.
Top Advocacy Issues
- Encourage educational reforms to support high-value manufacturing in Vietnam.
- Urge investment in transportation and logistics infrastructure throughout Vietnam.
- Facilitate mobility and international travel to support the business.
- Urge acceleration of administrative reforms and e-governance.
Giovanni Rojas, Senior Managing Director of Target Sourcing Services Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.
Giovanni has over 19 years industry experience spanning China, South East Asia and Latin America with Leadership roles of Global Sourcing, Engineering and corporate supply chain strategy.
Giovanni has a sound record in transforming global sourcing/supply organizations through new operating models, innovative supplier collaboration strategies, and cutting-edge technology. He is seasoned in establishing and evolving teams at critical functions in strategic sourcing countries.
His footprint in Vietnam goes back to 2011 and currently is focused on boosting supply chain value, ESG, and diversification while enhancing supply chain transparency.
Giovanni is a strong advocate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is motivated to cultivate highly engaged partnerships to operationalize business practices that accelerates the achievement of goals for a better and regenerative tomorrow.
Andrew Lien, VP & GD of Asia Manufacturing, Wanek Furniture
Andrew is the Vice President of Asia operations for Wanek Furniture Company and subsidiaries. Wanek Furniture started operations in 2008 and has since grown to be the largest furniture manufacturer in Vietnam. Wanek is currently exporting products sold in 20,000 storefronts, and 155 countries around the world. Prior to moving to Vietnam, Andrew spent 17 years working for Ashley Furniture in the United States, giving him a total of 22 years of experience in managing manufacturing global supply chains.
Giang Vu, Nike
Le Dinh Dzung, P&G
Ngo Viet Hoa, Kimberly-Clark Vietnam
Le Na Nguyen, Mondelez
Uyen Ho, Director of Public Affairs, Intel Vietnam and Malaysia
Uyen Ho leads a regional Public Affairs team for Intel Vietnam and Intel Malaysia. She is the first local senior manager sitting on the Site Steering Committee for Intel Vietnam. Her priorities are to ensure licenses to operate for Intel Malaysia and Vietnam sites with public policy advocacy from local to central government levels, support Intel business growth, and drive Intel reputation with communities to promote Intel RISE2030 goals for Corporate Social Responsibility. Uyen has been with Intel since 2006 as one of the pioneers involved in the setup of the $1B Assembly and Test factory of Intel investment in Vietnam. Intel is the largest high-tech US investor and the first mover of this industry into Vietnam. Prior to joining Intel, Uyen worked for Nike Inc Vietnam in its early establishment for over 10 years as the Director of External Relations.
Uyen has a strong passion to support female leadership and female engineering students to promote a diverse and inclusive skill-based talent pool for Intel and Vietnam. Under her leadership, the Public Affairs team has worked with academic partners to launch programs that fill these goals; Higher Engineering Education Alliance (HEEAP), Intel Vietnam Study Abroad program (IVSA), AmCham Women Engineering Scholarship (AWES), and Dariu Foundation Scholarship (awarded over a thousand young students to study in Vietnam, USA and Australia). Uyen has been a key contributor to various prestigious recognitions, including the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) by the US Secretary of State and the Intel Achievement Award for her efforts to transform the diverse workforce for Intel Vietnam factory.
Uyen holds a general MBA from the Columbia Southern University (CSU) and a BA in English from the HCMC Teaching University.
Ciprian Bota, Director of Operations, Universal Alloy Corporation Vietnam
Ciprian currently leads the manufacturing operations at Universal Alloy Corporation Vietnam, a company of Montana Aerospace AG group. UACV had the groundbreaking ceremony for its Da Nang facility in March 2019 and has been in operation since January 2020. UACV provides the aviation & aerospace industry with aluminum alloy components.
Ciprian has over 13 years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing industry and participated in leading and developing fast growing projects in Europe, US California, US Georgia and currently in Vietnam ASIA. As a Director of Operations, Ciprian oversees daily production process with extensive involvement in continual improvement activities and business expansion, sharing a high passion for teams and people development.
Under Ciprian’s leadership, UACV has achieved significant milestones and progressively becoming a benchmark plant in the aerospace manufacturing. The project has been highly valued by the Da Nang authorities for its completion commitments and being ahead of the scheduled targets. Da Nang authorities have highlighted the success of UACV’s project to attract more international high-technology manufacturing investment in Danang.
2023 Meeting Schedule
2022 Meeting Schedule
Mar 25, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - March (For AmCham Members Only)
May 13, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:15 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - May (For AmCham Members Only)
Jun 3, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - June (For AmCham Members Only)
Jul 8, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - July (For AmCham Members Only)
Aug 5, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
SUMMER BREAK: AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - August (For AmCham Members Only)
Sep 8, 2022 – 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - September (For AmCham Members Only)
Oct 7, 2022 – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - October(For AmCham Members Only)
Nov 4, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - November (For AmCham Members Only)
Dec 8, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting - December (For AmCham Members Only)
Reference Materials for Members
|To contact CBP’s Forced Labor Division: [email protected]
CBP’s Forced Labor Web Page: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/forced-labor
CBP’s UFLPA Web Page: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/forced-labor/UFLPA
UFLPA inquiries can directed to: [email protected]
Department of State’s Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory:
CTPAT Program Page: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/ctpat
|Committee Leadership Best Practices by Jonathan Moreno|
|April Da Nang Strategy Session takeaways|
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