Uyen Ho, Candidate for Board of Governors 2021

Uyen Ho

Director of Public Affairs, Intel Vietnam and Malaysia

Uyen leads a regional Public Affairs team for Intel Vietnam and Intel Malaysia. In Vietnam, Uyen is the first local senior manager sitting on the Site Steering Committee for Intel Vietnam. Her priorities are to ensure licenses to operate for Intel Malaysia and Vietnam sites with public policy advocacy from local to central government levels, support Intel business growth and drive Intel reputation with communities to promote Intel RISE2030 goals for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Uyen has been with Intel since 2006 as one of the pioneers involving in the setup the $1B Assembly and Test factory of Intel investment in Vietnam. Intel is the first largest high-tech US investor and the first mover of this industry into Vietnam. Prior joining Intel, Uyen worked for Nike Inc. Vietnam in its early establishment for over 10 years as the Director of External Relations.

Uyen has a strong passion to support female in leadership, especially female students in engineering to promote a diverse and inclusive skill-based talent pool for Intel and Vietnam. Under her leadership, the Public Affairs team has been running many programs with academic partners and business association include the first public private partnership in Higher Engineering Education Alliance (HEEAP), Intel Vietnam Study Abroad program (IVSA), AmCham Women Engineering Scholarship (AWES) and Dariu Foundation Scholarship which awarded over a thousand young students to study in Vietnam, USA and Australia. Uyen is one of key contributors to many prestigious recognitions in her career from the US-VN government include the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) by US Secretary of State, and the Intel Achievement Award for her efforts to transform the diverse workforce for Intel Vietnam factory.

Uyen holds a general MBA from the Columbia Southern University (CSU) and a BA in English of the HCMC Teaching University.

Statement of Interest

I have been an active member in AmCham over the past decade and deeply involved in CSR-Education Committee which initiated the AmCham scholarship and AmCham Women Engineering Scholarship (AWES) from the beginning. In addition, I am also a co-sponsor of AmCham Women in Leadership (AWIL) committee. 2020 is my first time to step up representing Intel as a member of the Board.

If I get elected, I would like to work with other Board members and related committees to focus on policy influencing with Vietnam government helping to attract more US investments choosing Vietnam for business expansion, especially for manufacturing sector to grow stronger as Vietnam has proven its success of controlling Covid-19 pandemic to move into a new normal environment. I will continue driving local talent development, increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce and helping more young Vietnamese women in engineering and technology field to be more successful.  I will also continue to promote Social Equity to AmCham members and local community as the right thing to do to in the workplace and the marketplace.