Startup Vietnam Foundation Strengthens Board of Directors with Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

2019-05-03 15:42 1609

HO CHI MINH, Vietnam, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 2019 will be the major milestone of Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) as they announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Doan Kieu My to serve as Chief Marketing Officer effective May 1, 2019.

In this role, Ms. Doan Kieu My (Kimiko) will be responsible for working across key areas that drive growth to create and implement a long term vision and enterprise-wide execution of growth-generating strategies.

Established in 2014, Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) is the first and only Socialized and Non-profit Foundation to support open innovation ecosystem in Vietnam. SVF is the team of dedicated experts and contributors, driven by the same vision: to be the leader in building Vietnam Open Innovation Ecosystem. At present, SVF has strategic partnerships with local governments in more than 25 provinces and cities in Vietnam, and other countries such as the US, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Europe.

"In addition to our shared philosophy for creating impacts, Kimiko's impressive experience will be strategic to SVF as we recognize the need for an executive-level role to focus exclusively on driving overall growth for optimized and scalable results. YellowBlocks' extensive network and Kimiko's hands-on experience in global business development, marketing and project management will provide insight that will help SVF team remain focused on our goal to create more national impacts and breakthrough innovations in the years to come," said Mr. Pham Duy Hieu, Vice Chairman of SVF.

Ms. Kimiko is an entrepreneur and business strategy consultant specialised in innovation and emerging technologies. She graduated with merit from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and holds the first-class honour MBA at the University of Gloucestershire (UK). In 2018, she founded YellowBlocks, an emerging tech ecosystem connector from Vietnam to the world. Within the first 6 months, YellowBlocks has established partnerships with more than 60 global and local partners and extended its reach to nearly 100,000 tech audiences.

Ms. Kimiko shared, "Joining SVF feels like coming home. For the last 5 years, I have been engaging with multiple members in this ecosystem and always astonished by their selfless commitment and devotion to the society. Great things have to be written down, and inspire forward. Together with our talented team, I am committed to scale up the impact towards Vietnam startups, entrepreneurs and open innovation ecosystem."

Startup Vietnam Foundation also officially announced other key members in the the Board of Directors such as Mr. Tony Wheeler as Senior Advisor in Global Strategy, Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc as Senior Advisor in Investment, Ms. Ha Nguyen as Director of Accelerator Program. Ms. Mandy Nguyen as Director of Ecosystem Development shared,  "Over the last 5 years, we have impacted more than 1,000 local startups and 10,000 entrepreneurs as well as multiple local governments.

In June 2019, there will be a major announcement about our nation-wide impact initiatives that will truly represent our mission "For You, For Vietnam", Mr. Nguyen Duy - COO of SVF revealed.

About Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF)

Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) is the first Socialized and Non-profit Fund to support open innovation ecosystem in Vietnam by providing open information, curating open training and sourcing the best partners for startups and entrepreneurs at all stage, and from all region. With the ultimate mission "For You, For Vietnam", we have actively supported in creating and developing innovation programs for open innovation ecosystem via engaging with multiple local and global stakeholders from the government, universities, accelerators, incubators, mentor communities, investors.


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