Binh Nguyen, Candidate for Board of Governors, Annual General Meeting 2014

49Binh D. Nguyen
Senior Manager, FedEx Express Indochina and Myanmar
Chief Representative, FedEx Express Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen is a 38-year veteran with FedEx, where he has held a variety of management positions in customer service, airport operations and ground operations.  For the past 20 years he has developed and directed their operations across the Indochina in the capacity of Senior Manager, Indochina and Myanmar and Chief Representative, Vietnam.

Binh was elected to the Board of Governors of AmCham in 2000.  In 2003 he was elected as Vice Chairman and in 2004 as Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City chapter.  He currently maintains a Governor’s seat on the Board.

Binh has participated in many important events organized by AmCham, the U.S. and Vietnamese government. Among them include his participation in the Investment panel of the Vietnam-US Bilateral Trade Forum in 2001 during First Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to the U.S. ; The Investment Forum panel during the historic visit of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Phan Van Khai to Washington D.C in 2005; Leading the Investment Panel in New York and Washington D.C in 2006; The Roundtable with President George W. Bush in Ho Chi Minh City in 2006; and the joint VTV4 interview with U.S Ambassador Michael W. Michalak on the 15th year anniversary of US-VN bilateral relations in 2010. Binh is a former Manager at the Defense Attaché’s Office (DAO) of the US Embassy in the former Saigon between 1972 and 1975.  He has an MBA from Australia’s RMIT University.

Vision for AmCham

In the past two years, I have been actively involved with the Asia Pacific Express Carriers Conference (CAPEC), Vietnam Department General of Customs, Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department and AmCham to work on further enhancement and modernization of clearance processes in accordance with the World Customs Organization (WCO). The Vietnam government has signed a new Customs Law that will become effective January 1, 2015. I am actively working with these organizations to provide input to the new decrees and circulars that are designed to implement common elements of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Chapter on Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation, the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement, and the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.

I will continue with determination to help the Board and AmCham member companies to achieve these and other important AmCham business objectives.