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Ford appoints first Vietnamese Managing Director

Released at: 16:51, 10/07/2015

Ford appoints first Vietnamese Managing Director

Mr. Pham Van Dung to take the helm at Ford Vietnam from August 1.

by Minh Tuyet

Mr. Pham Van Dung has been appointed as Managing Director of Ford Vietnam and will take up the position on August 1. He is the first Vietnamese national to be hold the position and will report directly to President, Ford ASEAN, Mr. Mark Kaufman.

Mr. Dung will have overall responsibility for leading the continued growth of Ford’s operations in Vietnam, including both the company’s corporate functions and its Hai Duong assembly operations.

“We are proud and excited to be elevating a Vietnamese national, and someone as deserving as Mr. Dung, to lead our local operations for the first time,” said Mr. Kaufman. “Mr. Dung has been a key component of our Ford Vietnam executive team for a number of years and we are confident that he will continue to drive our growth and success as the leader of a very talented team.”

Mr. Dung joined Ford Vietnam in 1998 as a corporate accountant in finance. He has since served in roles of increasing responsibility as the company’s success and nationwide footprint have continued to grow. These include managing the company’s finance activities across each of its various functions, before assuming operational responsibility of the organization’s finances after becoming Ford Vietnam’s Finance Manager in 2006. He also served at Ford Australia in Melbourne from 2004 to 2005 in Finance for Marketing and Sales.

He has been active in Vietnam’s auto industry and business community, including the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association and the American Chamber of Commerce of Vietnam.

Ford’s sales in the first half rose 70 per cent year-on-year to 8,952 units; its best-ever result and following record full-year sales in 2014.

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