Doan Kieu My, Founder YellowBlocks and Women in Tech Vietnam
Kimiko is a transformational leader with a proven track record of generating revenue growth for startups and international companies across multiple industries (FMCG, Education, Telco, IT Services, eCommerce, FinTech, Hospitality). Her passion is to drive business growth, creating brand values, and promote innovation across the company. She believes in collaboration and works closely with business/technology/product leaders to understand their needs and build world-class marketing strategy and infrastructure from the ground-up to support the business growth. Kimiko is a change agent, problems solver, and promoter of results-oriented culture. She has international work experience and excellent soft-skills to establish working relationship at different levels. Her core philosophy is "we succeed as a team" based on trust and commitment to the highest standards of products and services.
She has hands-on experience leading new businesses, creating project management office (PMO) to manage enterprise projects, establishing sales channels and distributing partners, and building back-office to support and sustain growth. As the marketing expert, she has consulted and led 30+ high-profile multi-million marketing projects for premium brands. She also led the team to organize the global most prestigious competition for Marketing/Communications Industry - Young Lions for Cannes Lions in Vietnam.
In 2018, she finally decided to follow her entrepreneur spirit to “connect the dots” of her technical, business and marketing background and embarked on her journey of making positive social impact while generating growth for the clients by establishing YellowBlocks - the first consulting firm in Vietnam focusing on Emerging Tech. YellowBlocks quickly became the trusted partner for more than 120 organizations in over 40 countries, including 4 governments (Vietnam, Australia, Singapore and Austria).
Kimiko is a frequent speaker and moderator at various global technology, business and marketing conferences including Techcrunch China, Vietnam TechFest, Hanoi Innovation Summit,... She also contributed business and tech articles to Nhip Cau Dau Tu, Business Insider, e27... In 2019, Kimiko was nominated as the Top 20 Young Leaders in Australia - Vietnam bilateral relationships for her contribution to the open innovation ecosystem in Vietnam. She spends most of her free time to appreciate contemporary arts, support various community causes, and practice meditation for introspection.