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Nguyen Ngoc My, Board Member and Senior Management - Alphanam Group


Nguyen Ngoc My (Sylvia Nguyen) currently holds the position of Board Director and other senior executive positions for various affiliates within Alphanam Group - a conglomerate in Vietnam operating in industrial manufacturing, investment, real estate, and hospitality. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Foodinco Real Estate Joint Stock Company.


Nguyen Ngoc My is considered one of the most promising F2 business leaders in her generation. As of her roles within Alphanam Group, the group beholds cooperation terms with world-leading incorporations such as Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotels Group.


In 2017, Ngoc My was nominated as top 10 F2-generation entrepreneurs by Forbes Vietnam, and featured in Time Out Most Influential People in Tourism in Vietnam in 2018.


Ngoc My is known to play critical roles in promoting the sustainable development in private enterprise section, particularly promoting Alphanam to be a member of Vietnam Business Coalition for Women's Empowerment – VBCWE.


Besides, she also started and is managing the activities of Alphanam Green Foundation, which focuses on building a green and clean environment and fights against climate change. She also holds the position of Director of Strategy & Development at Vietseeds Foundation, and Member of the Committee of Song Foundation.


In June 2020, Ngoc My was appointed as Honorary Consulate of Iceland in Hanoi, Vietnam, connecting and promoting the cooperative relationship between the two countries.

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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.

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Irene Ohler founder of LightPath Leadership, is passionate about leadership development and women’s empowerment. Irene has more than 20 years of international experience in HR development, having worked with Fortune 500 corporates and governments in Europe, China, Brazil, New Zealand and Vietnam as an executive coach and consultant. Her mission is to ignite leadership and support organisations to nurture talent, through executive coaching and delivery of programs designed especially for female executives.

Since her arrival in Vietnam in 2012 Irene has become a sought-after expert in Vietnam for her work to promote women leadership. She is the co-author of a best-selling book on Vietnamese women leaders, BaTrieu’s 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women. She also curates the unique live event series, the the Women’s Storytelling Salon in Hanoi and HCMC. 


Since 2014 Irene has organised almost 30 Women's Storytelling Salons in Hanoi, HCMC as well as tailored events for Flinders University's Women's Leadership Development programmes. 

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