Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo (born June 7, 1970) is a Vietnamese businesswoman, and the President and CEO of VietJet Air.[2]

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo
Born (1970-06-07) June 7, 1970 (age 50)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Alma materD. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (doctorate in economic management)
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (bachelors in financial credit management and labor economics)
OccupationPresident & CEO, VietJet Air
OrganizationVietJet Air
Net worth$2.2 billion (September 2020)[1]
Spouse(s)Nguyen Thanh Hung


Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo met with early success while studying finance and economics in Moscow, where she began distributing goods from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea in the then Soviet Union. Since then she has developed a portfolio of business interests, including VietJet and Sovico Holdings, that itself holds a 90 per cent stake in Ho Chi Minh City's Dragon City development.[3] She holds two bachelor's degrees in financial credit management and labor economics at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and a doctoral degree in economic management at the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

She ranked 62nd in the list of Power Women 2016.[4] She is listed in Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016.[5]

She is Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire, after she took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017.[1] She also has investments in bank and three resorts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao takes VietJet from 'bikini flights' to IPO in 5 years". (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ "How Bikini Airline Helped to Create Vietnam's First Woman Billionaire". Bloomberg. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  4. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016". Retrieved 2016-07-30.