ABOUT
THE FOUNDERS

Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong
Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong
Chairman of Vingroup - Founder of the VinFuture Foundation
Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong (born 1968) currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vingroup, a Vietnamese conglomerate. In 1993, after graduating from the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute in Russia, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong launched his first business by opening a restaurant in Ukraine. Following this, he founded Technocom (the predecessor of Vingroup), pioneering innovation in the food and beverage industry with the renowned brand of instant noodles called “Mivina”.

Throughout the 1990s, under Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong’s leadership, Technocom established a strong foothold in Ukraine thanks to its significant contribution to the country’s budget and the provision of employment for thousands of local residents.

In 2002, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong began focusing his investment in Vietnam with the aspiration to revitalize his homeland and improve the quality of people’s lives.

In 2013, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong became the first Vietnamese to join the Forbes distinguished list of the World’s Billionaires. His net worth is now estimated to be US $7 billion, placing him 1st in Vietnam and 344th on Forbes' list of billionaires.

In 2020, he co-founded the VinFuture Foundation and VinFuture Prize with his wife, Madam Pham Thu Huong, with the mission of honoring and supporting breakthrough science and technology research that has significant proven impacts, or the potential to improve the lives of billions of people on Earth,
as well as promoting the establishment of a sustainable living environment for future generations.

For his outstanding contributions to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong was named one of the 15 “Heroes of Philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region” for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021.

Madam Pham Thu Huong
Madam Pham Thu Huong
Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vingroup - Co-Founder of VinFuture Foundation
Madam Pham Thu Huong (born 1969) serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vingroup. She is married to Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong. Madam Pham Thu Huong earned a Master of International Law from the National University of Kyiv in Ukraine.

She has been working alongside Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong from his early entrepreneurial days in Ukraine and is one of Vingroup's most influential senior leaders.

Madam Pham Thu Huong regularly appears on the list of the wealthiest people in Vietnam's stock market.

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