Ms Nguyen Phi Van
Chairwomen, ASEAN Business Angel Alliance

Nguyen Phi Van holds an MBA from Australia majoring in marketing communication. Her experience spans over 20 years as a senior executive in brand, retail, and franchise development across global emerging markets in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

She has engaged in various national projects in developing the creative economy and the entrepreneurship network for various governments and is currently advisor to Project 844 under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam on startup & innovation, chairwoman of ASEAN Business Angel Network, Open Innovation Vietnam, and is an angel investor with a portfolio of 23 companies.

Phi Van is 2015 award winner of Retail Leadership presented by Asia Retail Congress, 2017 & 2018 award winner of 100 Top Great Retail Minds presented by World Retail Congress, 2019 award winner of ASEAN Outstanding Business Award, and has been curated in Top 100 powerful women of the global franchise industry 2019 & 2020. Phi Van is the author of seven books, “Franchising – The Short Route to Global Markets”, “Cross The Rice Field, Reach The World”, “Go Global: An MSME’s guide to global franchising”, “I, The Future and The World”, “In Search of Myself”, “Nym - My Future Self”, and recently “Opening the Future”.