The First Philanthropy By Students Worldwide For VietNam

Đoàn Viết Đại Từ: Chairman of OpenAsia

He created his first company in Sydney in 1986 and resettled in Vietnam in 1994 to found Lazard Openasia, Lazard Frères’ investment banking arm for Indochina. After a management buyout in 1998 with his two partners, he diversified Openasia Group activities from advisory services to retail, distribution, technology services, and corporate investment.

Openasia's retail and distribution portfolio in Vietnam includes Hermès, Kenzo, Hugo Boss, Chopard, Bang&Olufsen, L’Atelier, Alba Thanh Tan, Catherine Denoual, Starbucks, SmilesCard, Audi and Eurocopter.

Openasia is a strategic equity partner with a few large multinationals in real estate, insurance brokerage and service industry.

DaiTu was Vice-Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1998 to 2005 and is Vice-Chairman of the French Government Foreign Trade Advisors’ group in Vietnam since 2005.

 

Phillip Noyce: Film Director
 

Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce developed an interest in films at an early age, producing his first short at 17. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the University of Sydney's law school, but switched to fine arts. In 1972, Noyce was accepted into the Australian Film and Television School. He first made a 19-minute short about a vaudeville pageant, called That’s Showbiz (1973), and his next short, a 44-minute documentary about two very different brothers (Castor and Pollux, 1973) won the Sydney Film Festival's Rouben Mamoulien award. God Knows Why, But It Works (1975), a docudrama about medical care among the Aborigines, marked Noyce's debut as a professional filmmaker.

After 1998's The Bone Collector, Noyce decided to take a break from Hollywood. He made in his native Australia the "stolen generation" picture Rabbit-Proof Fence, which achieved great acclaim and won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film in 2002. Noyce also achieved great acclaim in the United States for The Quiet American, a 2002 film which gave Michael Caine an Academy Award Best Actor nomination. After doing Catch a Fire (2006) in South Africa, Noyce decided to make another big budget studio film with 2010's Salt.
 

Đinh Bá Thành: Founder, Group Chairman, and CEO of DatVietVAC Group Holdings,

Mr. Thành is a Founder, Group Chairman and CEO of DatVietVAC Group Holdings, a marketing communications, media & entertainment powerhouse in Vietnam. He has more than 20 years of creating and managing businesses in Vietnam. He started DatVietVAC in 1993, the country's first privately owned advertising and media foundation, building it from the ground up to become the leading media powerhouse in Vietnam today.

Currently, Mr. Thành serves as Chairman of World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Vietnam. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the UK Prudential Balanced Fund in Vietnam. In addition, he holds the position of Country Chairman of the Chief Executives Organization (CEO).