Our Team

Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien
Executive Director

Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien is the founder and former Executive Director of Towards Transparency (TT) from 2009 to 2012. After that, she moved to Europe and  worked as the Global Transparency Education Network Coordinator – a new global network supported by Transparency International from April 2013 to May 2014. In the same period, she joined TT’s Advisory Board as a Senior Advisor. Vien went back to Vietnam and took her chef executive role at TT in September, 2016.

Prior to establishing TT, Vien has worked 12 years with international NGOs and held a number of leadership and management positions. Vien has worked as National Programme Manager and Senior Governance Advisor at SNV in Hanoi. She served as a selected non-Dutch member of The Third Chamber (the Dutch shadow Parliament on International Development Cooperation) in 2003 and 2007. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNDP and a number of donor agencies, focusing specifically on anti – corruption and governance issues. Vien holds a Masters degree on Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland.

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Le Thanh Ha
Manager, Finance and Administration

Ha joined TT in 2009 and was appointed to her present role Finance and Administration Manager in 2012. Prior to joining TT, Ha had 13 year experiences working in finance and administration with various international and local organizations including UN agency, International and Local NGOs. Ha holds a BA degree on Economics from the National Economics University in Hanoi and a BA degree on English from Hanoi Open University.

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Christian Levon

International Senior Advisor

Christian Levon joined TT at the beginning of 2017. He works as an International Senior Advisor with a focus on promoting business integrity. Prior to this, his 35 year career brought him to work in French diplomatic missions in Israel, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Vietnam (2008-2012), and Lithuania. He served as trade and/or economic counsellor for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, promoting bilateral trade and economic growth.

Having worked 5 years at the French Permanent Representation to the EU (in charge of EU external Development programmes) and 5 years at the European Commission in Brussels (negotiating FTAs in the field of government procurement), Christian Levon is very familiar with the European institutions.

Christian holds a Master degree in Economics from Nice University (France) and a MBA from Jerusalem Hebrew University (Israel). He took early retirement as a French civil servant to return to Vietnam in 2016 to join his wife, Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien. He works on a pro-bono basis and speaks French, English, German and Hebrew (currently learning Vietnamese).

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Pham Thanh Trung
Programme Manager

Trung joined Towards Transparency (TT) in 2014 as Senior Programme Officer for Partnership and Advocacy. And now he is Programme Manager for Law and Advocacy. Before joining TT, Trung had worked for some international and regional organizations in Vietnam and Thailand mainly on the issue of Greater Mekong sub-region cooperation, public reform, promotion of democracy and the rule of law.

Trung holds a Master Degree (Gender and Peacebuilding) from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace where he spent one year as a fellow of the Asia Leader Programme, a Graduate Diploma (International Relations) from London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Laws (Economic Law and International Law) from Hanoi Law University.

Trung enjoys reading, travelling, discovering new culture and tasting different kinds of coffee around the world.

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Programme Support Officer, Law and Advocacy

Linh joined Towards Transparency (TT) in 2016 as Programme Support Officer in Law and Advocacy team. Prior to this, she worked as Wildlife Crime Officer at Education for Nature-Vietnam, English teaching assistant at The FES English, intern at The North law firm and Nguyen Cuong law firm and associates, volunteers at many NGOs such as ENV, Wild-act, Vietnam Friends and Heritage and worked as freelance translator. She holds a Bachelor of Law from Hanoi Law University. slim-line png

Vu Hai Yen
Programme Officer, Law and Advocacy

Yen joined Towards Transparency (TT) in 2014 as Program Officer in the Law and Advocacy team. Prior to this, Yen served as an Associate in YKVN law firm, providing clients with legal advice in various areas of law, ranging from business law, labor law to land law. Before that, Yen worked for Legal Department of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, specializing in international trade matters. Yen holds a Master in International Business Law from the University of Ghent, Belgium.

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Luu Thi Xuan Dung

Finance and Administration Officer

Dung joined Towards Transparency in 2012 as Finance and Administration Officer. Her experience spans the fields of  administration, professional customer service, finance-accounting and  business development. Dung has worked for both private sector, state-own company as well as multi-national corporations. Dung holds a BA in foreign languages from Hanoi University for Teachers of Foreign Languages and another BA in Finance & Banking  from Hanoi National University of Economics.

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