Nguyen Thanh Son
Nguyễn Thanh Sơn is an entrepreneur, lecturer, author and communications expert. He founded T&A Communications in November 1996 and grew the company to 60 communications experts agency, representing more than 30 international brands. In 2008, WPP, the world-largest brand communications group acquired a part of T&A and turned it into a joint venture called T&A Ogilvy. Sơn now serves as General Director of T&A Ogilvy and supervises the operations of T&A Ogilvy, Ogilvy PR, Ogilvy Action and T&A Brand Academy. Prior to founding T&A Communications, Sơn served as a Desk Officer for the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), where he supervised trade promotion in ASEAN countries and in the US. A native of Hanoi, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations with a master in International Journalism in 1994. Sơn is a USIS Business Fellow (Class of 2002) and a Rockefeller Fellow (Class 2005). In 2006, he received the prestigious Asia Leadership Fellow from Japanese Government and Japan Foundation (he is the youngest fellow in ALFP’s history). He is widely known as a literary critic and an expert in cross-cultural integration. He also lectures on communications at the Hanoi National University in Vietnam. Sơn is an investor and BOD member of Forinco Invest, an investment company that builds and operates cancer treatment facilities in Vietnam. He also is the Chairman of Blue Productions Limited, a production house in Ho Chi Minh City. Son lives in HCMC with his wife, actress Hong Anh.