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During the pandemic, Vietnamese factory workers – the backbone of Vietnam’s supply chain, have left their jobs and returned to their home provinces. Vietnam is recovering and has opened back up but factories and suppliers are still struggling to attract and retain workers. Many of those that invested in supporting their workers are faring better. What lessons can be taken from the last two years and what is next? What more can be done? This event will explore how companies can attract and retain a quality workforce through investing in more ethical supply chains. Domestic and international companies will discuss best practices, challenges, insights, and solutions.
|Check-in physical guests
|Check-in for virtual guests
|Welcome remarks, Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam
|Remarks from Pacific Links Foundation
|Panel discussion “how to attract and retain a quality workforce”
Virtual event ends
AmCham Members: VND 350,000
Non-members: VND 400,000
Free for AmCham Members
Non-members: VND 150,000
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Co-Founder and President, Pacific Links Foundation
Diep is a seasoned senior executive with multi-sector experience in supply chain solutions, strategic ESG partnerships, and organizational development. She co-founded and serves as President of Pacific Links Foundation, an international nonprofit with large-scale empowerment programs in schools, factories, and communities.
Under Diep’s leadership, Diep has created ESG partnerships with multinational corporations and designed comprehensive solutions and innovative tools to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chain. In particular, Pacific Links Foundation has successfully trained vulnerable factory workers in Vietnam’s key industries on modern slavery prevention. To date, tens of thousands of factory workers in dozens of factories in Vietnam have received training. She has also launched virtual learning and tutoring platforms, empowering thousands of young women to be knowledge workers and enter IT fields. Diep is a graduate of Harvard University and San Jose State University; she also pursued her Economics PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Diep came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam.
|Le Thi Kim Anh
(Master of HRM, Pharmacist)
Vice President of VNHR
Managing Director of Dynamic Consulting
Kim-Anh Le holds a Master of HR Management from USA and BS (Pharmacist) from the Medical & Pharmaceutical University of Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, she possessed Certificate of Selling Objectives (Mercuri International – Singapore), Segmentation & Targeting – Key Account Management (Aventis), Modern Safety Management (from DNV – a Norwegian safety auditor), Train the Trainer, Certificate of the Art & Science in using DISC, accredited Insight Discovery, accomplished Master Performance Consultant (organized by the USA Association of Talent Development) and certified NLP Practitioner (by ABNLP, ICI and International Association of NLP Institute).
Kim-Anh has a total of more than 30 year’s working experience, 15 years in senior management, and exposed in human resources (17 years), production (6 years), and sales (5 years). She has experience in both strategic & implementation of Human Resources Management in multi-international companies (Aventis and Avon Cosmetic). During these years, she was involved in Organization Restructures, developing Performance Management System, living up Company Culture, refining Remuneration Structures (establishing salary range, designing bonus & sales incentive scheme, benefit policies), implementing Talent Management and Career Development Plan (for sales reps and for high-potential employees).
She has delivered various consulting projects for foreign invested and local companies: Refining Performance Management System (MEDIGROUP, PEB, SBOEVN, …), developing Competency Framework, setting up Assessment & Development Center for sales people (PNJ, LHC, SVTech, GSK, …), Outplacement Consulting Service (Lewis, Akzo Nobel, Philips, …). She also conducted various training programs for local & foreign companies (Abbott, Heineken, Mast, Mercedes, Novartis, PEB, Pfizer, Samsung Vina, …), NGO organisms (EFD, Hospitality School for orphan & street children, Handicap Organisms …). She is also preferred coach and mentor of young Business Leaders, newly appointed Managers (EWS, Astellas, ACCA, S-Travel, …), as well as HR Managers during changes or establishing Strategic HR Management. As respected local HR Practitioner, she has been also invited as guest speakers at several local and regional HR Conferences/ Seminars (HR Singapore, Samsung, AIA, JLT, VNHR).
People Lead – Mondelez Supply Chain, South East Asia
In her current role, Niranjana leads the People agenda for Mondelez’s end to end Supply Chain network across South East Asia – including 10 plants, the customer service/ logistics teams across 6 markets and their enabling functions – touching the lives of over 6000 MDLZ colleagues. In her previous roles, she has partnered HR for a diverse set of senior leaders; led Talent Acquisition for 6 markets; led the learning, talent and OD functions for a large conglomerate, been an independent OD consultant and also worked in consulting roles in both HR and Operational Risk.
Niranjana has experience across industries and geographies. She has worked on several assignments involving business partnership, corporate university setup; identification and development of high potential talent across levels, design thinking led problem solving, organizational vision and values articulation, large scale culture change initiatives, compensation plan design, performance management system design, diversity and inclusion, and succession planning. She has worked in a variety of industry sectors, and at different points in a business lifecycle. She brings in a mix of consulting and line experience (in both HR business partnering and CoE roles). She thrives in ambiguous situations, transformation / turnaround contexts and startup / entrepreneurial environments.
Niranjana graduated as an electrical engineer from the University of Kerala, India and subsequently did her MBA in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur. She is married to Ankur Sawhney who is a fellow HR professional, and they have an 8 year old daughter Avani. Niranjana currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
|Ho Thi Bach Quyen
Head of HR, Pharmacity
Quyen is currently HR Director at Pharmacity, the leading pharmacy retail chain in Vietnam. The recent role was Talent Acquisition Director – Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. The former position Quyen held was HR Director of PepsiCo Foods. Quyen developed her career from Management Trainee Program. During her work tenure, Quyen went through various roles in Culture, Learning & Development, People Process, Recruitment, Employer Branding. Quyen achieved several key awards at PepsiCo such as “HR Award” when standardizing Management Trainee Program for Asia, Middle East and North Africa; “Chairman’s Award” when transforming successfully from PepsiCo International to PepsiCo Foods; “Above and Beyond Award” when implementing effectively Possibilities Employer Branding in Vietnam.
Quyen holds an Executive MBA at University of Hawaii, Shidler College with distinction graduation. Quyen joins Beta Gamma Sigma, an elite group of top 20% of master students at the world’s most prestigious, AACSB-accredited business schools.
Product Manager, PAXU
Matera Alliance Inc.
Linh is Product Manager for PAXU, a trusted mobile app for workers’ well-being and growth developed by Pacific Links Foundation and Matera Alliance Inc. Passionate about social issues in Vietnam, she started her career at Pacific Links Foundation as the Girls Empowerment Mekong Scholarship (GEMS) Program Manager. Linh graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Ohio in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and Global Politics and a second Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Deputy General Director, Starprint Vietnam
Thane is the deputy general director of StarPrint Vietnam, a market leader in paper printing and packaging in Vietnam, overseeing general operations including HR, sales and production. With a team of over 900 people, StarPrint is a key supply partner for many multinational brands, and is operating under a directive to meet global demands for reliable, sustainable and ethical supply chains.
As one of the pillars of StarPrint’s sustainable growth strategy, the HR model is undergoing a series of initiatives to reform the company’s culture with employee engagement and empowerment as central priorities.
Collaborating with leading HR specialists, Thane is overseeing projects on company vision and culture, employee incentive systems, student vocation and management training programs, coaching and mentoring, and environmental quality of life.
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.