Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives, Fulbright University Vietnam
Nam Tran is the Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives, in charge of building Fulbright’s development capacity in Vietnam and leading and executing the several most important and prioritized tasks of Fulbright University Vietnam. He works jointly with the leadership team on major gifts and special strategic projects.
His passion for social impact led him to work on varied projects in education, youth and female employment, innovation, sustainability, tourism, economic development for disadvantaged regions, and more. Coming to Fulbright, he wants Vietnamese young people to have a choice of world-class education in Vietnam. Nam also served as the Co-Chair for Education and training Committee at AmCham to help bridge the gap between higher education and industry.
Before joining Fulbright, Nam worked at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Nam was with BCG for 6 years and was one of the first members of the Ho Chi Minh City office. Nam worked in both strategy and operations across Southeast Asia and Middle East in multiple industries, including Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods, Telecom, Energy and the Public sector.
Nam graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with dual degrees in Mathematics and Civil & Environmental Engineering and hold a MSc. in Civil Engineering.
Statement of Interest/Vision
I am writing to express my interest to be a candidate for 2022 AmCham Vietnam Board of Governors.
It goes without saying, more than at any other time, I believe the next decade will be central to the ascent of Vietnam and prospects for its 100 million population. This rise, however, requires the country overcoming several enormous challenges to realize the potential of its people to create economic innovation.
From the time I joined AmCham to co-chairing Education and Training Committee, the growth and diversity of AmCham has constantly amazed me. Through the work at Education and Training Committee, especially with our initiative to bridge the skills gap of Vietnam labor and the needs from industry and among our members, I also see firsthand what the power of this diverse and excellent AmCham network can do to realize Vietnam’s potential.
I believe AmCham in the future will grow significantly to be more diverse, and more instrumental in both facilitating its members’ business and addressing several of the largest challenges in Vietnam. In my capacity, I believe there are much we can do together among AmCham members to uplift the potential of Vietnam’s younger generation to prepare for a volatile but also exciting future, especially with a decade of US-VN relations with significant alignment across the board.