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President and CEO of Vietjet honored with ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018

Author: Tatiana Rokou / Date: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:37
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Vice President of Vietjet Group, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh accepting the award on behalf of Vietjet’s President and CEO at the awards ceremony
Vice President of Vietjet Group, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh accepting the award on behalf of Vietjet’s President and CEO at the awards ceremony
Vice President of Vietjet Group, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh sharing the Vietjet story at the World Knowledge Forum’s tailored session titled “Why the Thought “Dream Will Make the Change of the World" Made Vietjet's Success in the Asia?”

The awards ceremony was co-organized by the ASEAN – Korea Center and Maekyung Media Group, one of the most influential media groups in Korea.

Malaysia - President and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was recently honoured as one of two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018 for her significant contributions in bolstering the economic trade exchange between South Korea and ASEAN at the 19th World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul, South Korea.

The awards ceremony was co-organized by the ASEAN – Korea Center and Maekyung Media Group, one of the most influential media groups in Korea.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN – Korea Center said, “We are very delighted that President and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was selected as one of two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018. This is an acknowledgement of Vietjet’s high-quality operation, its creative services and meaningful contributions during the past few years. I firmly believe that the award will serve as a springboard for Vietjet to promote its business and to expand its presence in Korea as well as make greater contribution to the economic and trade cooperation between ASEAN and Korea.”

On delivering the Vietjet story at the Forum, Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said, “Vietjet commenced its debut flight connecting Vietnam and South Korea in 2013, and since then, it has been our great pride to have positively contributed to the development of travel and trade exchange between the two countries. As of 2017, the passenger turnover to and from both countries reached over five million passengers, a triple increase compared to that of 2013. The number of airlines commencing routes in the Vietnam to South Korea network increased from three in 2013 to ten in 2017. There were around 750 flights per week, eight times higher than that of 2013. Vietjet itself carried more than two million passengers, many of whom were first–time air travellers. Realising people’s flying dreams has certainly been our greatest pleasure.”

Established in 2000, the World Knowledge Forum gathers over 200 political heads, business leaders and prominent public figures to discuss pressing global issues and seek ways to promote a balanced prosperity of the global economy.

This year, the forum had the pleasure of hearing from world renowned speakers which included the likes of Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2014-2018); Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia; Wang Zhenghua, President of Spring Airlines; and many other outstanding speakers.

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Tatiana Rokou

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Tatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.