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Join this flash briefing to learn from leading businesses in Vietnam what you can do now to maintain your manufacturing operations. Expert panelists from leading companies will discuss specific measures and best practices you can implement to minimize risk and protect workers, and maintain business operations and supply chains.
Vietnam’s fourth wave of COVID-19, which started in industrial parks in Northern provinces, is now centered on Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding region.
Factories throughout the country are taking actions to protect the health and safety of their employees, while maintaining business operations. Vaccines will be a key part of the long-term solution, and AmCham welcomes Prime Minister Chinh’s inclusion of workers in industrial parks as a vaccine priority group to promote Vietnam’s dual goal of controlling COVID-19 and facilitating economic recovery and sustainable growth.
To help prevent or minimize COVID-19 infections in the workplace, many companies are establishing factory “camps” or “sleepovers” in addition to frequent rapid, and tests workplace safety measures, in addition to the 5Ks.
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Vice Chair, Board of Governors, AmCham Vietnam
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 holds a general MBA from the Columbia Southern University (CSU) and a BA in English from the HCMC Teaching University.
HR Director, Coca-Cola Vietnam
Ms. Truc Huynh currently serves as Human Resources Director of Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd. She has more than 15 years of human resource experience including Training, Organisational Design and Development, Talent development, Change management, Employee Relations and HR General Management.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd. in 2017, she did obtain remarkable achievements in Bank industry by retaining talents and high performing employees in the organization, reached by 93-95%, despite of the challenges in the war of talents in Banking and Finance industry, especially within the Local banks.
General Director, Diversatek Vietnam
Jonathan Moreno is the General Director of Diversatek Vietnam (formerly Sandhill Scientific and Medovations), a member of the Diversatek group of medical technology companies. Diversatek opened it’s Vietnam manufacturing operation in Binh Duong, December 2010, representing a US high-technology investment, and continues to expand.
In 2012, Jonathan helped form AmCham’s first Manufacturing Committee. The committee was established to increase value for AmCham’s manufacturing sector members, including the supporting supply chain, by providing networking opportunities and collaborative solutions which cannot be achieved as effectively by individual member companies. Key initiatives include advocacy related to trade facilitation and the annual “Supplier’s Day.”
Currently, Jonathan provides leadership for AmCham’s Healthcare Committee. The Healthcare Committee is a critically important network uniquely representing AmCham companies across all healthcare sectors such as medical devices, hospitals and clinics, physicians, pharmacies, diagnostics, and supporting services. Jonathan also served on the AmCham HCMC Board of Governors from 2013-2018. He served as Vice Chair in 2016 and Chairman in 2017-2018. He has also served on the Vietnam Business Forum Management Board.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a MBA from the University of Hawaii.
Sustainability Manager, Nike Vietnam
Cuong Luong manages relationships with a broad variety of stakeholders and suppliers for Nike in Vietnam. He represents Nike with stakeholders on compliance and sustainability for all suppliers (tier 1 and tier 2) in the country. Joining Nike in April 2006, Cuong has diverse professional experience and educational background: a master degree in chemistry, extensive experience in compliance systems, deep engagement with key stakeholders including the IFC, ILO, Brands, government agencies, service providers. Areas of coverage include worker engagement & wellbeing, gender equity, building a world class culture of safety and enhancing crisis and issue resiliency for suppliers.
Cuong is eager to learn new things, result-oriented, self-motivated and passionate about people and business improvement.
Managing Director, Strategy Group, National Head of Healthcare and Life Science, KPMG Vietnam
Luke is a career KPMG strategy consultant with extensive Emerging and Frontier Market experience. Throughout his consulting career, he has been responsible for designing, developing, and implementing high-profile, profitable, and mission-critical strategy and operations management solutions for global Fortune 500 clients. This has included market entry and expansion strategies, acquisition target analysis, operational turnarounds, government interaction strategies, regulatory and risk management, restructurings, and market exits. He is currently the Managing Director Strategy Consulting for KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia, and runs the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.
Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam
Mary Tarnowka joined AmCham Vietnam as Executive Director in August 2019. She continues to carry out AmCham’s long-term mission to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment partnership and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam, established when it was founded informally just after the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. Under her leadership, AmCham Vietnam has been revitalized. It is one of the largest, diverse, and inclusive foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its network of active committees and extensive range of events provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy, and business promotion. AmCham strives to be the most strategic and influential business association in Vietnam – that drives innovation and sustainable growth and helps its members succeed. A community you want to join!
Mary is an international trade and economic expert with decades of experience managing organizations and policy advocacy in Asia. Prior to joining AmCham, Mary served as the U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. As a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mary has served throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining the State Department, Mary worked as a CPA and Tax Manager at KPMG’s San Francisco Office. Mary also serves as a Director on the Board of VinaCapital GS Energy.