Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo
Born (1970-06-07) June 7, 1970 (age 48)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Residence Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi[1]
Nationality Vietnamese
Alma mater D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (doctorate in economic management)
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (bachelors in financial credit management and labor economics)
Occupation President & CEO, VietJet Air
Organization VietJet Air
Home town Hanoi, Vietnam
Net worth $3.5 billion (March 2018)[2]
Spouse(s) Nguyen Thanh Hung
Children 2

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo (born June 7, 1970) is a Vietnamese businesswoman, and the President and CEO of VietJet Air.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5] She is listed in Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016.[6]

She is Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire, after she took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017.[2] She also has investments in bank and three resorts.[2]


  1. ^ "Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo - Phó Chủ tịch HĐQT HDBANK |". Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  2. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen". Forbes. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao takes VietJet from 'bikini flights' to IPO in 5 years". (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  4. ^ "How Bikini Airline Helped to Create Vietnam's First Woman Billionaire". Bloomberg. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  5. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016". Retrieved 2016-07-30.