Ms. Thuy graduated from University of Foreign Language (Ha Noi National University) and Institute for International Relations (now Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam) before working for the External Affairs Department (Office of the National Assembly) for one year and then for the Agency of Foreign Trade (Ministry of Industry and Trade) since 2005.
Ms. Thuy has experience in designing foreign trade policies; in collaborating with business community as well as with various Associations; in negotiating FTAs with trading partners of Viet Nam and ASEAN. Standing first in the ranking list of the recruitment exam to become the official of the Ministry of Trade (now Ministry of Industry and Trade) in 2005; being selected as the only one candidate from Viet Nam for the Full Scholarship Master Course of Public Management 2013 – 2014 in Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore) and Harvard Kennedy School (US); getting Grade A for the graduate thesis “The Textile and Garment Industry in all FTAs (including TPP and VN – EU FTA) joined by Viet Nam”; top 10 of the most outstanding essays of “Women and Leadership” in the Fall Semester 2013 of Harvard Kennedy School; getting the highest Grade in the Exam to upgrade to “Senior Qualification Officials” in Dec 2016; Thuy is now President of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – Viet Nam Alumni Chapter; Member of the Organizing Committee – Viet Nam – Singapore Friendship Association; Collaborator in some Harvard-related activities in Viet Nam.
Working in the Public Sector; directly involving in the process of drafting, designing foreign trade related policies, Ms. Thuy is especially and deeply interested and involved in the process of production, export-import and doing business of entrepreneurs, with the desire to create policies of facilitating trade and maximizing the value production chain of Viet Nam in close relation with regional and global ones. Directly drafting and completing the topic of “Self-Certification”, thus contributing to the simplification of the most important administrative procedures for exporters and importers when they don’t need to apply for a Certificate of Origin anymore. Instead of that, they self-certify the origin for goods imported/ exported by them. This is a very crucial turning point for enterprises because the C/O is the most important legal paper for Customs Authority to check whether the goods are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under FTAs.
Favorite saying “the Wisdom is enriched by what it receives; the Heart is enriched by what it gives”