Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong
Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong
Chairman of Vingroup - Founder of the VinFuture Foundation

Creating positive change and having a direct impact on people’s lives – this has always been my purpose in business and life.

This sense of purpose has resulted in Vingroup’s journey – from a small start-up in Europe during the early 1990s to becoming a leading private conglomerate in Vietnam today, with the aspiration and dedication to inspire the advancement of Vietnamese brands worldwide in the future. Throughout this journey, we have always been committed to our primary mission: contributing to improve the quality of life for humanity in general and for Vietnamese people in particular.

Presently, Vingroup operates an ecosystem of products and services across various sectors, from real estate, tourism, and entertainment to healthcare, education, and most recently, technology. This has been a fulfilling journey, which has helped build a stable foundation for us to determine and realize our mission in a strong and comprehensive way.

The events of 2020 have shown that now, more than ever, we need to bring together extraordinary individuals with good hearts and great minds who can strive towards realizing the power of science and technology in overcoming our toughest global challenges. I have always believed that science and technology are vital forces for human development, which can help create a more peaceful, prosperous, and happier life for people around the world.

Recognizing this need, my wife Phạm Thu Hương and I have founded the VinFuture Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization, with the hope to further the mission of creating positive change in the lives of people through science and technology. The Foundation aims to recognize and support breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations which have the potential to contribute to resolving global challenges.

The core component of the Foundation is the VinFuture Prize, which honors exceptional minds worldwide, whose scientific and technological achievements have the potential to create meaningful change and transform the lives of millions of people around the world.

I strongly believe that the VinFuture Foundation and the VinFuture Prize will not only promote creativity in science and technology, but also push the frontiers of human knowledge, all with the aim of improving people’s lives.

Mr. Phạm Nhật Vượng
Chairman, VinFuture Foundation


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