Posts

Vietnam Education Foundation Announces New Chairman of the Board: Christopher J. Fussner

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is proud to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Fussner as Chairman of the VEF Board of Directors as well as the appointment by President Barack Obama of two new Presidential appointees to the VEF Board of Directors, Ms. Sandy Hoa Dang and Dr. Isaac F. Silvera.

Mr. Christopher J. Fussner is Owner and Founder of TransTechnology Pte Ltd, a major distributor of Surface Mount Technology and Semiconductor capital equipment with offices in Singapore, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Jakarta, Batam, Manila, Cebu, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hanoi, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

He received his B.A. in History and Asian Studies from The George Washington University and his Master of International Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He began his international career in Ouagadougou (Upper Volta) Burkino Faso, West Africa, as Program Assistant with Catholic Relief Services. Subsequently, he joined the Church World Service devoting his time as a Refugee Resettlement Officer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he had responsibility for the Vietnamese Refugee resettlement process.

Read more

Weekly Update Apr 06: Sen John McCain, Easter Brunch, S&T Education for Industry, 4.5% VN Growth?

Keep up-to-date about U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment with Weekly Updates.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Plan ahead. Click here to see all upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Tu, Apr 7 Meet Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Amy Klobuchar, Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak, former U.S. Ambassador Pete Peterson at a reception in Hanoi.

Su, Apr 12 Easter Brunch Buffet at Park Hyatt Saigon from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Enjoy a range of dishes designed specially by Michele Gulizzi. All kids will be given a sweet treat in the form of a chocolate Easter bunny.

Su, Apr 12 Easter Sunday at Legend Hotel Saigon. Celebrate Easter Sunday at the popular Atrium Café with a spectacular international buffet. Let your kids have fun with our famous Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

Read more

Weekly Update Mar 16 Comment on Laws/Regulations, Prime Minister’s Administrative Reform, Palooza

Keep up-to-date about U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment with Weekly Updates.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Plan ahead. Click here to see all upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Mo, Mar 16 Transparency and the Right to Meaningful Comment on Laws and Regulations In the U.S.-Vietnam BTA and its WTO Commitments, Vietnam agreed to publish all laws, regulations and administrative procedures pertaining to trade and investment so that governmental agencies, enterprises and persons engaged in commercial activity may become acquainted with them before they come into effect and to apply them in accordance with their terms. In addition, Vietnam agreed to allow an opportunity to comment on the formulation of laws, regulations and administrative procedures that may affect the conduct of business activities involved with trade and investment. How does this work in practice? Click the link for details and to register online.

Fr, Mar 20 Special Lunch: Prime Minister’s Administrative Reform with Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the Office of Government, who will present the ongoing effort by the Government to actively cut down on existing bureaucratic procedures that are causing obstacles for business activities.

Jan 1-Nov 30 The Nam Hai, winner of Travel and Leisure’s Best Resort Design 2008 and nominated to the Conde Nast Hot List, is offering an exclusive rate for AMCHAM Members from January 1 – Novermber 30, 2009.

Read more