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Associate Professor Doctor Ngo Minh Thuy, Vice President of the University of Languages (ULIS) and International Studies of the Vietnam National University (VNU), is among four honorees honored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her outstanding contributions to Japan’s external affairs and Japan-Vietnam relations.
In 2018, Nguy Thi Khanh, director of the Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID), became the first person from Vietnam to win the Goldman Environmental Prize which is the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Khanh’s efforts have helped eliminate 115 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the country annually.
Chairman of Lam Son Sugar Joint Stock Corporation (Lasuco), Labor Hero Le Van Tam, has been regarded by Thanh Hoa farmers as a close friend of agriculture. After more than 30 years of running his business, Tam has led Lasuco as a pioneer in agricultural development in Thanh Hoa - the home of sugarcane.
Supermodel Jessica Minh Anh is an innovative fashion show producer with extraordinary visual concepts. Her impressive catwalks have received global media coverage from CNN, FOX, CNBC, ABC, CBS, Telemundo, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Paris Match.
Nguyen Thu Ha from the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute has created microorganisms to improve soil quality. Thought of as a vaccine for the soil, Ha’s microbial preparations won the gold prize at the Korea International Women’s Exposition in South Korea.
With over 30 international and national technological awards, Nguyen Hoa Binh is a popular name in the technology startup community. Binh has built his NextTech into a leading company in e-commerce, fintech, e-logistics, edtech and other technological areas.
Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Center and former South Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk has made major contributions to enhancing the relationship between Vietnam and South Korea.
Appointed as an associate professor at University Paris 7 at the age of 26, Phan Thi Ha Duong is currently the youngest woman in Vietnam to hold this title. Duong has also been honored by Forbes as one of 50 most influential women in Vietnam. 
With her special contributions to Vietnam’s ballet and contemporary dance, Tran Ly Ly has become the first female director of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. Ly is also on Forbes Vietnam’s list of the 50 most influential women in Vietnam. 
Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Nguyen Thi Van runs a graphic design company and a vocational center for people with disabilities. Van dreams of building a “seedling garden” which nurtures the dreams of people with disabilities.



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