Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Binh Kirtley is drawn to two diverse fields: filmmaking and finance. In recent years she has been called “the film whisperer” by American movie directors, due to her uncanny ability to understand visual storytelling and improve the film editing process. She also has served as a lyrical advisor to songwriters and Associate Director for a feature documentary on the traditional religion of West Africa.
Binh is particularly accomplished in the financial sector, where she has always been intrigued by the science of money, by global economic decision-making, by management strategy, and by business empowerment.
To broaden her horizons, she left Vietnam at the age of 20 to study in Australia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Queensland. During this time, she was elected Vice-President and Director of Talent Management of AIESEC (a worldwide organization for international students).
Subsequently, Binh returned to Vietnam to become a Financial Supervisor at Prudential, an international life insurance company with more than 1,500 employees locally.
Binh’s unquenchable thirst for advanced knowledge next led her to Switzerland, where in late 2016 she acquired a Master of Science in Finance from HEC Lausanne, one of the world’s leading institutions for studying High Finance.
Today she lives in Paris, where she works as Finance & Operations Consultant at Murex Worldwide Headquarters. She is involved in cutting-edge financial software development, client communications and support, and client-site relations.
Moreover, she often assists her journalist-filmmaker husband Michael Kirtley in his worldwide feature productions. The two of them just returned from a trip to Vietnam, where they began planning for a major media event in 2020 promoting friendship between Vietnam and America.
Binh’s favorite saying is: “Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence,” by Jorge Luis Borges.