Director of Campus Development, Fulbright University Vietnam
Jesse Boone has lived and worked in Vietnam since 2010. He has served as Director of Facilities and Campus Development at Fulbright University Vietnam since 2018, where his primary focus is developing the university’s 15ha flagship campus. Prior to that, he oversaw the development of the first phase of British University Vietnam’s campus in Hanoi, and has worked with Indochina Capital, where he managed the Indochina Plaza Hanoi (IPH) complex. This combination of professional experience has resulted in a passion for developing world-class campuses in Vietnam. He has served on the boards of AmCham Hanoi (2 terms), and of Operation Smile Vietnam. Jesse was raised in Kinshasa, Zaire, but is originally from New Jersey. Jesse holds a BA from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. In his free time Jesse enjoys playing guitar, running, playing tennis, and cooking.
Statement of Interest/Vision
My interest in joining the board of governors is simple: to assist other members, prospective members, and American business interests either already operating in Vietnam, or considering doing so, to achieve their goals. When I first arrived in Vietnam in 2010, I was with a small company that did not offer much in the way of orientation. Having zero Vietnam experience at the time, AmCham was an invaluable resource for me, and indeed many of my friends and professional contacts to this day trace back to my early association with AmCham, which includes two terms as an AmCham Hanoi governor. If elected, I will contribute to committees and advocacy efforts to my greatest ability, and continue to support AmCham events. My strong interest is to help AmCham continue growing and developing new opportunities, which I believe to be the long-term strength of the organization.