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The Asia Foundation
Dr. Michael R. DiGregorio is the Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Country Representative. He has directed the Foundation’s work in Vietnam since 2014, during which time he has led new projects and programs to address business related disaster risk, city level climate resilience, green finance, blockchain traceability for export agriculture, digital applications for the “gig” economy, trade facilitation, energy planning, and digital finance for rural and remote farmers and small enterprise owners.
Michael earned a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 with a dissertation on the cultural economy of industrializing craft villages in the Red River Delta. His MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii was published in 1994 as “Urban Harvest: Recycling as a Peasant Industry in Northern Vietnam”. Dr. DiGregorio also holds an MA in Development Economics from Ohio University and serves as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Hawaii. He holds a BA in Theology from Central Bible College.
Mike has been an AmCham member for more than 20 years, and has been a member of the Hanoi Chapter Board for half of that time. As Secretary of the Hanoi Chapter, he is also currently a member of the National Board.
Welcome New Members
Guest speaker presentation: Dr. Michael DiGregorio, Vietnam Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, and Head of the Environmental Working Group, Vietnam Business Forum: The Role of the VBF’s New Environmental Working Group
Monthly Presentations by Committee Members (5 minutes each)
Kasia Weina, Co-Founder, Evergreen Labs
Ratify the Minutes for the Monthly Meeting Held on 12 August 2021
Report on the Planning for the Giving Thanks Dinner and Awards (November 2021)
Discussion: Potential for a PRIDE-Related Event in September 2021
Discussion: Role of the ESG Committee in Promoting Sustainability in Local Companies
Next Steps in Planning a Governance-Themed Event with the Legal Committee
Status Report on the Planning of the ESG Committee “Field Trip” to Danang and Hoi An