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[Organized by AmCham Vietnam] Inclusion and the benefit of diversity at work. How it works in Vietnam?


Event Description:

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges – Tim Berners-Lee

What does Diversity in workplace mean? How successful organizations embrace diversity and inclusion to strengthen their culture and reach higher success?

In this fast-pacing market, having and being able to manage diversity and inclusion in the workplace can add significant value to organizations. One of the great advantages is that you can tackle a problem from a rich variety of viewpoints while still having a united workforce regardless of their differences in terms of gender, nationality, race, age, education background, etc.

Therefore, we proudly introduce to you the topic of this breakfast seminar – “Inclusion and the benefit of diversity at work. How it works in Vietnam?”, co-hosted by AmCham HR Committee and EuroCham HR & Training Committee. Throughout this 2.5 hour session, different senior leaders in many industries will share with you their thoughts and experiences about the benefits of diversity, challenges that organizations can face when promoting diversity at the workplace and more.

Date & Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am | Tuesday, 10/11/2015

Location: Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel | 02 Lam Son Square, Dist 1, HCMC, VN


8:30am Registration and Refreshment
9:00am Welcome remarks
9:05am Presentation
10:00am Panel discussion and Q&A
11:00am Event Ends


  • AmCham, EuroCham Members:  VND 550,000
  • Non-members: VND 700,000


Speaker and Panelists:

Jojy_OvelilMr. Jojy Ovelil leads Intel’s IT group in Vietnam, delivering IT services to Intel’s factory and support groups in Ho Chi Minh City. Over the last 20 years, Jojy has held various leadership and technology management roles in a global manufacturing and engineering IT setting. He has worked in India, the Philippines, Malaysia, the US and now, in Vietnam. Jojy graduated with an MSE in Industrial Engineering, and an MBA, from Arizona State University.

IMG_4480[1]Ms. Ngo Hong Mai is Director, Projects and Quality, Zuellig Pharma Vietnam. She has over eighteen years working experience for one of largest service provider in healthcare industry, involvement in implementation of many service improvement initiatives, a member of the company’s senior management board.

Mai holds a B.A in Financial and Monetary Trading from University of Economics, HCMC  and a MBA from University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, graduated with Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.

DavidMr. David Fitzgerald, Partner – PwC Vietnam, is the head of the Vietnam tax and legal services practice of PwC Vietnam.  He also leads the firms Diversity & Inclusion program.

The PwC Vietnam Diversity & Inclusion program aims to create value for our people and our clients by promoting diversity, fostering a culture of inclusion, and supporting a healthy work life balance.  Areas to which we pay particular attention are gender, disability and LGBT.

577972_3110286960914_168781433_nMs. Dinh Hong Hanh is an activist whose main focus is to protect and promote the rights for LGBT people in Vietnam. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. Upon graduation, she had worked for three years as a Project Officer for iSEE and ICS, two prominent non-governmental organizations with long record of promoting LGBT rights in Vietnam, where she played key role in empowering the transgender community and in advocating for the revision of the Law on Marriage and Family as well as the Civil Code. She was also responsible for the “Social Enterprise” Program initiated by ICS under the sponsorship from the Irish Aid. From 2015, she assumed a new role as an independent consultant for different civil society organizations in various initiatives, such as the promotion for the draft Law on Access to Information. She holds strong network with NGOs, NPOs, CSOs, and media in Vietnam. In August 2015, she joined a group of leading social leaders to the Right to Information Field Study in India, sponsored by World Bank. She is specialized in civil rights, criminal laws, and equal employment laws”

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Facilitator: Ms. Cao, Do Xuan Uyen is an Industrial Engineering Manager at Intel Vietnam, in charge of strategic and tactical capacity and capital planning, defining ramping strategy, equipment acquirement and production game plan for the site. Uyen has experience in quality assurance, modeling and simulation, and productivity improvement. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical-Food Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam and a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA.

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