Bloomberg 50 highlights those who changed the global business landscape in measurable ways in 2018.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, President and CEO of Vietjet Air, has been listed as the first Vietnamese representative in the annual Bloomberg 50 (B50) from the world’s leading business and financial publication.
Ms. Thao is Chairwoman of Sovico Holdings, President and CEO of Vietjet Air, and Standing Vice Chairwoman of HDBank. She holds a Ph.D in Economic Cybernetics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Credit-Finance.
In 2017 and 2018, she successfully listed Vietjet and HDBank on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE). The market capitalization of both companies is in the billions of dollars and she is now the second-richest person on Vietnam’s stock market.
She was also the subject of a Harvard Business School case study this year.
Topping the 2018 B50 list were prestigious leaders and entrepreneurs such as Mr. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ms. Amy Hood, Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft, Mr. Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Ms. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Leanne Caret, President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security at Boeing, and South African President Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa.
The B50 highlights those who changed the global business landscape in measurable ways in 2018. Different from other traditional power lists, the B50 showcases those who changed the equation in 2018 in measurable, quantifiable ways, thanks to the utilization of Bloomberg’s worldwide resources of 2,400 journalists, proprietary data, and analytics.
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Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age carrier, offering flexible, cost-saving tickets and perse services to meet customer demand.
It was named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline 2018” and received the highest ranking for safety, with seven stars, in 2018, by the world’s only safety and product rating website, AirlineRatings.com. The airline was also listed as one of the world’s 50 best in healthy financing and operations, by Airfinance Journal, in 2018./.