Vietjet president and CEO named Asia-Pacific CEO of the Year

18:34 | 06/11/2019
Vietjet president and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been named the APAC CEO of the Year at the 2019 Aviation 100 Awards held today in Hong Kong.
vietjet president and ceo named asia pacific ceo of the year
Vietjet president and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

One of the world’s most prestigious awards in the world of aviation, the Aviation 100 Awards are based primarily on an independent and objective industry survey. The title APAC CEO of the Year was awarded to Vietjet's CEO not only for her success as the leader of Vietjet but also for the airline’s vast contributions to the growth of the aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

One of a few female leaders in the global aviation industry, Thao has been honoured with numerous awards and accolades since the airline’s first flight took off in 2011. In September 2019, one of the world’s most renowned magazines, Forbes announced her to be one of Asia's Most Powerful Businesswomen. She was also ranked 44th on the list of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list by Forbes in 2018, up 11 notches from the year before.

Previously, Vietjet’s CEO has also been honoured as the leading female entrepreneur of the ASEAN and leading female entrepreneur of Vietnam at the ASEAN Business Awards 2018. She has also been named in the 2018 Bloomberg 50 list, which honours 50 icons and innovators who have been changing the global business landscape each year. Thao was also Vietnam's representative in a Harvard Business School case study.

The Aviation 100 Awards is held annually and recognises the year’s most outstanding performers in the world’s aerospace industry.

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionised the aviation industry in Vietnam but has also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management, effective operations and performance, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline was awarded the highest ranking for safety with seven stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019.

The airline has also been named as the Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organisations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

By Nguyen Huong

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