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"Vietnam Innovators", an emerging podcast about the country’s growing economic might, is now available in both English and Vietnamese. Hosted by Hao Tran and Ruby Nguyen, the weekly conversation promises insights into the minds of the next generation of Vietnam’s business leaders.
Episodes drop every Tuesday in English and every other Thursday in Vietnamese
A must-listen for those who want to understand the dynamics behind Vietnam’s miracle growth, "Vietnam Innovators" aims to lead the conversation about challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries and achieving growth.
Join Hao and Ruby, your hosts, as they talk to business leaders, CEOs, founders and investors — plus dreamers and disruptors who might not be on your radar yet but are already changing the way business is done in this country.
Guests on the show are some of Vietnam’s biggest-hitting business innovators and thinkers, including the likes of McKinsey & Company’s Managing Partner for Vietnam Bruce Delteil, Pizza 4P’s CTO Kelly Tran, Ru9’s co-founder and CEO Trang Dang, and Gojek’s Country Manager Duc Phung.
What drives them? What keeps them up at night? Why Vietnam and why now?
Meet the Hosts
Hao Tran, CEO of Vietcetera
Hao currently serves as the CEO of Vietcetera, an online publishing platform that he co-founded in 2016. He has shared on trends that are emerging in Vietnam and greater Southeast Asia including and not limited to venture capital, e-commerce, technology startups, food and beverage, tourism, retail and trade. His insights and those from Vietcetera have been featured on media outlets such as Monocle, CNBC, CNN, VICE, the Washington Post, Forbes, Channel NewsAsia's The Millennial Investor documentary series, Tech in Asia, the LA Times, National Geographic, Bloomberg News and BBC News.
He also advises a number of SMEs, family offices, and Fortune 500 companies seeking expertise in Vietnam, helping strategize key decisions including long-term growth, delivery models and business expansion. A native of the San Francisco Bay, work has also taken Hao to both coasts of the US, Europe, India and now Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to his native English, Hao speaks fluent Spanish and Vietnamese.
Ruby Nguyen, COO of Vietcetera
Ruby Nguyen has over 10 years of operational experience in building and scaling startups. Before joining Vietcetera, she was the Country General Manager at ELSA - an AI-powered, Google-backed education technology startup and led the growth of ELSA to 4.5 million users in Vietnam. Her resume also includes four years of consulting work, with startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, focusing on market entry and growth strategy for the Vietnam market. Ruby is passionate about building great teams, solving meaningful business challenges and making a positive impact on the world.