Thao Griffiths, Policy Advisor, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
Thao Griffiths is currently Policy Advisor to the Chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Dr Vu Tien Loc who is a senior member of parliament. Griffiths is also known for her work up until 2016 as Country Director of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF), an American NGO focusing on humanitarian and development issues and US-Vietnam people-to-people diplomacy. Since March 2016, she serves as an inaugural member of the Advisory Committee of the Australian Government in Vietnam. Thao studied at the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Academy of Diplomacy and holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne and a Masters in International Relations from American University in Washington DC. She has 18 years’ experience in management, security policy, public health, development, climate change, and IT related business. In the private sector, she worked with Boeing, Bombardier Inc., Planned Systems International PSI, VOXIVA Inc., Microsoft Asia Pacific, and Tetra Tech. She has been a GCSP Security Leadership Fellow (Switzerland), an Endeavour Fellow (Australia), a Fulbright scholar (US), and an inaugural Eisenhower Fellow (US) from Vietnam in 2013.