Ly Le, Candidate for Board of Governors, Annual General Meeting 2018

Ly Le
Legal and Public Affairs & Communications Director
Coca-Cola Indochina

Ly Le joined the Company in 2013 as Legal and Public Affairs and Communication Director of Coca-Cola Indochina.

Prior joining Coca-Cola, she was responsible for all aspects of legal work, government affairs, regulatory affairs, general legal services and ethics and compliance matters of the Vietnam operations of a global cosmetics firm, and from 2010, in addition to her Vietnam responsibilities, Ly Le has overseen legal work in Thailand for the firm. She has been actively involved in various non-government business associations, including the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Direct Selling Committee, the Vietnam Association of Oils – Aromas – Cosmetics, the Vietnam Association of Trademark Protection, and the establishment of the local Vietnam Direct Selling Association.

She has served on AmCham Boards of Governors from 2001. She led the development of the AmCham Food and Beverage Committee in 2013 and has become the Vice Chair of F&B Committee. She is also the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in AmCham. She is appointed as Vice-Chair of U.S- ASEAN Business Council in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, she was elected to be the Chair of AmCham Vietnam as the first Vietnamese woman holding this chairmanship. She also receives ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneur Award for her leadership to contribute to local women business community in Vietnam.

Her versatile expertise adds much value to high-level diplomatic ties through U.S. – Vietnam relationship by corporate engagement, making her contribution highly recognized by the company, government bodies, and civil societies.

Ms. Ly Le holds the Bachelor of Degree in Law, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in Corporate Law, Singapore Institute of Management in Contract Negotiation and Management.


Vision for AmCham

I have been active in AmCham since 2001 as a member of Board of Governors with leading the development of the AmCham Direct Selling Committee and Food and Beverages Committee in 2013. As the current Vice Chair of Food and Beverages Committee, I established the strong collaboration and support for Vietnamese government regarding to harmonization of the respective regulatory landscape with international standards in Vietnam. Going beyond business advocacy, I promoted the mission of social contribution through AmCham CSR Committee with featured scholarship programs for young Vietnamese generations.

In 2016 term, as the Chair of AmCham Vietnam, I earned great supports from Board of Governors for building up signature business events and implementing strategic directions in AmCham to improve business conditions so as to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.

Coming back as a candidate for AmCham Board of Governors, I will strengthen the coalition of AmCham and its stakeholders to develop a more transparent investment environment through my experience with AmCham and American business interests. While American businesses continue to make their significant contribution in economic and social development in Vietnam, AmCham shall be more proactive to play a role promoting ‘global brands, local stand’ among American business community. I will drive AmCham’s values to be part of solutions and initiatives: from supporting local small- and medium-sized businesses to become qualified in global value chain to promoting a responsible business community in responding national issues advocating for level-field playing in an integrated business environment.

Above all, serving as a member of AmCham Board of Governors Ha Noi Chapter, I gain the best of both worlds chance to bridge and integrate Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi Chapters for AmCham Vietnam: One Vision, One Mission, and One Strategy.

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