Following the success of our poll in 2018, this year, Timeout continues to present outstanding faces based on our readers’ votes. Remarkably, many of the people on this list are very young, with most of them between 25 and 35. In addition, they also belong to many ethnic groups and work in many different professions.
Last year, we presented two extraordinary women who continue to contribute to the development of local projects and communities – Madame Nguyen Thi Nga, chairwoman of BRG, and Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, the “princess of the Vietnamese aviation industry”.This year we honour entrepreneurs who continue the missions entrusted by their partners and write their very own success stories, often continuing their family’s legacy.
Leading our list is a familiar face who also appeared among the top candidates of our previous poll. Nguyen Ngoc My, CEO of Foodino Land JSC and member of the board of directors of Alphanam Group.
With her participation, Alphanam has become a major partner of leading corporations such as Marriott International and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Nguyen Ngoc My continues to be mentioned among the most influential figures who have made great contributions to high-class tourism and resorts in Vietnam.
Staying in the field of tourism, we want to introduce businesswoman Le Thi Hoang Yen, CEO of Muong Thanh Group. Under her direction, Muong Thanh has grown to be the largest private hotel chain in Vietnam with about 60 hotels in Vietnam and Laos. The hotel brand also won many prestigious awards and greatly contributed to introducing the beauty of traditional Vietnamese culture to international friends.
Two representatives of the ethnic minority of the Hmong are working in the field of fashion design and social work. Sa Binh, the designer at 9X, has brought Hmong culture to many countries around the world through the special medium fashion. His contemporary designs are based on traditional materials and patterns. Meanwhile, Tua Khang, another representative of the Hmong community, has grown to be an idol and engages mostly in social activities that connect the community and inspire the Hmong youth to strive to fulfil their dreams.
Through their continuous efforts and actions, these people have made their mark and spread their positive influence on the communities. They are good examples for young Vietnamese who tend to think and act more drastically and enable Vietnam to pave the way for a bright future.