• Lecturer at the Department of Health Organization and Management, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy

  • Head of Quality Control - Infection Control at Field Hospital No. 6 in 2021

  • Chief of Office of Ho Chi Minh City Young Physicians Association, Member of Executive Committee of Vietnam Young Physicians Association


Nguyen Thi Hai Lien is currently a lecturer in Health Management at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine cum officer at the Quality Control Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.

During the 4th wave of Covid19 in the Southern region of Vietnam, Hai Lien held the role of Head of Quality Management – ​​Infection Control Department at Field Hospital No.6, the largest field hospital with more than 5,500 beds.

At the same time, Hai Lien was also in charge of running the Tracing Team of 22 districts supporting the District Health Centers in tracing F0/F1.

She is a founding member of the Executive Board of the Network of Doctors who accompanied more than 10,000 doctors and volunteers doing online consulting for more than 400,000 positive cases as well as supporting emergency hospitalizations of more than 2700 patients at level 3,4 (i.e. severe cases). The network also established a team to care for and support F0 at home, to provide medical exams, medicine, and oxygen for over 5000 F0 since the beginning of August.

Hai Lien is not only a strong and determined woman but has a lot of love for patients. She has been considered "the lungs"(i.e., an important part) of the department with her high work performance every day. Her contributions are invaluable as she has helped many severe cases to be treated in time.




 Chief of Staff and Investor Relation of Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) (12 years)

  • Volunteer of "BeStrong Vietnam" welfare program with Sống Foundation, and

  • of the "Support white-blouse soldiers" health support program with Long Thọ Foundation 

  • Team member of PNJ Covid19 Committee and leader of PNJ PUN (Phản ứng nhanh - PNJ 24/7 team) in helping PNJ staff and family in both welfare and health support.



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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