Diep Nhu Ngoc assumes the role of chairperson of the Board of Members and general director of Philip Morris Vietnam Co., Ltd. (PMV), and also vice chairperson of the Board of Members of Vinataba-Philip Morris JV cum branch director in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ngoc inherits a number of crucial responsibilities from her predecessor, including building organisational capability and commercial operation readiness, and overseeing the business activities of Vinataba-Philip Morris JV in Vietnam.
Joining PMV in 2018 as head of Commercial Operations, Ngoc has brought about changes in formulating strategies, revamping human resources, enhancing business platforms, and strengthening strategic relationships with partners.
|Diep Nhu Ngoc, general director of PMV |
These achievements are expected to lay a solid foundation for promoting sustainable growth in the future. Prior to working for PMV, Ngoc spent many years building business strategies in Southeast Asian countries, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
Ankur Modi, area vice president for South Asia and Indochina at PMI said, “People are the backbone of this organisation. At PMI, we evaluate and activate internal resources and the potential of employees, regardless of gender, nationality, language or expertise. This will help us accelerate progress towards the smoke-free vision that we are persistently and vigorously pursuing."
The appointment of the new general director demonstrates PMI's commitment to diversity and creating an inclusive and gender equal working environment.
"The appointment of female leaders to the management apparatus based on their competences meets the development goals of the organisation and contributes to promoting gender equality in management, nurturing and developing talents,” Modi added.
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