Wednesday 13th JUNE 2024 | Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City

In today’s dynamic landscape of work, CHROs and senior business leaders play a pivotal role in steering organisational, digital and workforce transformation, where many are proactively crafting innovative strategies to not only overcome challenges but also to ensure business growth and continuity.

The inaugural CHRO Vietnam 2024, jointly organised with Vietnam Human Resources Association (VNHR), will delve into key industry trends and discuss pertinent topics relating to evolving HR leadership, formulation of people and talent strategies, workforce upskilling, strategic deployment of innovative HR technologies, improving employee engagement and workplace experience, and much more.

Designed to empower your HR journey and guide your organisation towards value creation and success, join over 150 senior HR leaders in Vietnam for an exclusive opportunity to engage in high-level knowledge exchange, sharing of best practices and industry-focused networking.



Opening Remarks

Catherine Wong, Managing Director, HRM Asia

Chairperson’s Welcome Address
[KEYNOTE] Nurturing Future-Ready Workplaces of Excellence and Empowerment
  • Challenging the status quo and devising meaningful new ways of working
  • Incorporating DEI to positively impact employee engagement and productive collaboration
  • Promoting a culture of trust, empowerment and support in delivering high performance

Peeyush Sharma, Chief Executive Officer – Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam

[PANEL] Aligning Technology Imperatives and People Strategies to Scale Business Growth and Efficiency
  • Enhancing workforce agility and technology fluency to keep pace with transformative change
  • Cultivating digital mindset and capability building for future readiness
  • Fusing smart automation with the human touch to maximise business and customer value

Minh Huong, Country Head of HR - Vietnam –Standard Chartered Bank

Pham Lan Anh, CHRO – Generali Vietnam Life Insurance

Morning Tea Break
Creating a Holistic and Technology-Centric Total Talent Management Experience
  • Responding effectively to various workforce needs in a digital and globalised environment
  • Eliminating traditional talent silos and making informed resourcing decisions
  • Managing the employee lifecycle and leveraging digital tools from ‘hire to retire’
Maturing HR Leadership to Steer Organisational Development and Performance
  • Igniting future-focused leadership to drive transformative change
  • Aligning HR strategies with organisational values, culture and goals for a business win-win
  • Harnessing technology, data and digital tools to upscale the entire HR function
Investing in Learning Technologies for Optimised Business Value and Talent Outcomes
  • Deploying impactful L&D strategies to improve workforce competency and performance
  • Accelerating employee growth and ROI through workforce upskilling and reskilling
  • How important is talent scalability and what value does it bring?
  • Reserved for sponsor

Lunch & Networking
Revolutionising People Management with AI-Powered Workforce Optimisation
  • Leveraging data-driven insights for strategic workforce planning
  • Achieving productivity, cost efficiency and compliance with simple and adaptable workflows
  • Optimising critical resources and providing reliable and prompt service to customers

Reserved for Workforce Optimizer

[CASE STUDY] Fostering a Corporate Culture of Continuous Learning, Recognition, Wellness and Progress
  • Prioritising skills enhancement and mastery in the age of talent mobility and career growth
  • Benchmarking employee performance and devising an incentive and rewards scheme
  • Valuing employee well-being and workplace health with tailored programs and benefits
Elevating Employee Experience to Meet the Changing Needs of a Diverse Workforce
  • Approaching employee experience with care and purpose and taking it from good to great
  • No one-size-fits-all solution: Using real-time data to design and deliver quality experience
  • Gaining a competitive edge on employee retention and satisfaction with positive EX

Reserved for sponsor

Afternoon Tea Break
Embedding ESG Goals in your Business Governance and People Strategy
  • Challenges and the know-how to ESG governance and disclosure
  • What active role can HR play in advancing the ESG practice?
  • Adopting green taxonomy and establishing a proper framework for ESG reporting

Joanne Flinn, Chairwoman – The ESG Institute

[PANEL] Evolving Smart Workplaces to Spark Employee Empowerment and Productive Collaboration
  • Impact of digital transformation on workplace trends, work models and employee experience
  • Digitalising HR processes and making the transition to a self-serve culture
  • Establishing and scaling working practices to drive digital innovation and change

Kim-Anh Le, President | Managing Director – Vietnam Human Resources Association (VNHR) | Dynamic Consulting


Thuy Anh Tran, Country HR Director – Vietnam – Cargill

Tran Thi Thu, HR Director – Nutreco International Vietnam

Closing Remarks & End of Conference


Sustainability in Action
for CHROs

In conjunction with the CHRO series, HRM Asia will be launching a Masterclass series which offers HR leaders a chance to learn and hone their skills in special interest topics from experienced industry practitioners. Kicking off the masterclass series, the inaugural masterclass session entitled, "Sustainability in Action for CHROs" will be focusing on ESG to equip HR leaders with a solid perspective on the current ESG standards, pressures and future directions of Sustainability so that they can effectively guide the business and its people to attain the organisational ESG goals.

1 day workshop
14th June 2024


Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 700000

14th June 2024
9am - 9.15am

CHROs and the Sustainability Challenge

  • Sustainability and the role of the profession plays in transition to Carbon Neutral

Joanne Flinn, Chair of the ESG Institute

9.15am - 10.45am

ESG Masterclass #1: ESG Trends, Issues and Challenges

  • What is ESG
  • ESG trends and challenges in business
  • Implications to Leadership Responsibility
  • Understanding the additional duties of your company directors
  • Demystify Net Zero, Regenerative and Circularity
  • Understand ESG-123™ and how to guide your fellow business leader in sustainability
  • What is Sustainability Leadership today?

Joanne Flinn, Chair of the ESG Institute

Morning tea
15 mins
11am - 12.30 noon

ESG Masterclass #2: The Environment. Risk, Opportunities and Value

  • Science based origin of 'E'
  • Understand the 5 principles of ‘E’ related financial disclosure
  • Implications of Double Materiality
  • Evaluate implications to your Value Chain and what it means to people and culture
  • What people can do to reduce sustainability driven business risks
  • Principles for KPIs, metrics and measuring E from the HR perspective
1 hour
1.30pm - 3pm

ESG Masterclass #3: Social and Governance

  • Understand 7 elements of Social in the unique context of the HR profession
  • Sustainability updates to the 8 elements of good Governance
  • Four challenges faced by retail businesses
  • Identifying the impact of your business on social
  • The value HR brings to staying on customer procurement lists and avoiding greenwashing
Afternoon tea
15 mins

ESG Masterclass #4: Comply or Transform. Ready for the Future

  • Introduction to ESG linked reporting standards
  • What banks, insurers and investors are increasingly looking for
  • Creating an HR strategy for transformation using the ESG-123 Maturity Model™
  • How to select priorities to accelerate business results, your impact and show progress

Joanne Flinn, Chair of the ESG Institute


Participants of the full day are eligible to take the ESG-123 foundations Assessment

Successful candidates receive a certificate of achievement, a badge for use on their resume and LinkedIn Profile, and a year’s membership to the ESG Institute as an Associate Member

Online assessment


Specially designed for CHROs and human resource leaders, this programme will equip you with the most current ESG landscape, identify where your organisation is strong and where critical capacities are needed while getting you up to speed with Sustainability so that you can inspire your organisation, speak powerfully to your CFO on the business value for investing in your people and creating impact.

about the workshop

4 key points.
All in 1 day.

With the pressure for Sustainability and ESG disclosure coming from stakeholders ranging from employees, customers, regulators and investors, this one day workshop drills into 4 challenges leaders in Asia face.

Based on the book Greensight ~ The Sustainability Guide for Company Directors.

ESG landscape

Explore and have a clear understanding of the ESG landscape, and how to adequately approach it.

Pressure for change

Identify where and how the pressure for change is coming from, and the urgent need for transformation.

Gain clarity on key capabilities

Gain clarity on key capabilities required in the next 12-18 months

Articulate implications

With these insights, better articulate the implications of these in terms of business opportunities, risks and roles.

key topics covered

Lots to take home.
Much to takeaway.

This workshop is designed to give you a solid grounding in the current standards, pressures and future directions of Sustainability so that you can guide your business colleagues effectively.

On completion, you will be able to answer 5 important HR questions:

What is Sustainability in the work environment?

What’s happening to stakeholder expectations? And how does this impact HR?

What can you do to become a Sustainability Partner to the business?

How can you use Sustainability driven competency models?

How can you track and measure results?

At a personal level, you will enhance your leadership position by:

Simplifying the alphabet soup of acronyms that surround ESG

Helping your C-suite answer 3 critical questions

Demystifying Net Zero, Regenerative and Circularity

Integrating Sustainability into management and leadership

Outlining what to say to the CFO if and when you get pushback

How to avoid greenwashing and the resulting damage to your employer’s brand and employee value proposition







ticket prices and information for Vietnam chro

CHRO Vietnam 13 June 20241 - 3 tickets (USD)4 tickets and above (USD)

Early Bird (1 Feb to 30 April 2024)


Advanced Saver (1 May to 31 May 2024)


Regular Price (1 June to 13 June 2024)


ticket prices and information for Vietnam ESG masterclass

ESG Masterclass Vietnam 14 June 20241 - 3 tickets (USD)4 tickets and above (USD)

Early Bird (1 Feb to 30 April 2024)


Advanced Saver (1 May to 31 May 2024)


Regular Price (1 June to 14 June 2024)


ticket prices and information for Vietnam CHRO + ESG masterclass bundle

CHRO Vietnam 13 June 2024 + ESG Masterclass Vietnam 14 June 2024Bundle pricing (USD)

Early Bird (1 Feb to 30 April 2024)


Advanced Saver (1 May to 31 May 2024)


Regular Price (1 June to 13 June 2024)


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Minh Huong

Country Head of HR Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam

Minh Huong is currently the Country Head of HR at Standard Chartered Bank (SC), Vietnam.  She has 28 years of working experience for SC and held various senior leadership roles, such as Head of Credit Risk Control, Head of Wholesales Banking Operations, CIO responsible for Technology & Operations of SC, before moving to Country Head of HR role in 2014.  She was the first female and localised CIO within SC Group in 2009.

Under Minh Huong’s HR leadership, SC Vietnam has been recognised as the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by HR Asia for 5 consecutive years (2018 – 2022), Great Place to Work 2023 certified by GPTW and being the first entity in Vietnam and the third organisation worldwide certified for EDGE (Equity, Diversity and Gender Equality) at the highest LEAD level. Minh Huong always strikes a balance between her personal life and work by practicing mindfulness.

Tran Thi Thu

HR Director Nutreco International Vietnam

Tran Thi Thu is a seasoned HR professional with more than 18 years of experience in Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Renewable Energy, Trading, Real Estate and Aquaculture industries for global and Vietnamese organisations, including American Standard, Holcim and REE Corporation.  She is currently HR Director of Nutreco International Vietnam.

Possessing a HR generalist background with great exposure to talent development and HR business partnering skills, Thu has proven experience in developing and executing a wide range of compensation and benefits, succession planning, performance management, young talent, leadership development programs, talent management and initiatives for strategic HR projects.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Peeyush Sharma

Chief Executive Officer Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam

Mr. Peeyush Sharma, a visionary leader with a wealth of experience and passion spanning over 20 years within the Coca-Cola system, is currently the CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam (CCBV).  He has been instrumental in propelling the company to the forefront of the beverages industry in Vietnam, establishing it as one of Vietnam’s best places to work.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Peeyush has held diverse roles, steadily progressing in responsibilities, encompassing sales, commercial leadership, and senior general management across various territories.  At the core of his thought leadership lies a people-first philosophy, recognising that fostering individual growth sets the stage for high-performing organisations and drives sustained success.  With that, he is widely renowned as a culture architect, consistently delivering outstanding results and building sustainable businesses.

Under his inspiring leadership, CCBV has risen to become No.3 Most Sustainable Enterprises in Vietnam, No.2 Vietnam’s Best Workplaces, and one of the best companies to work for in Asia.  Continuing to lead the company towards new heights of excellence, Mr. Peeyush places a strong emphasis on innovation, inclusivity, sustainability and a commitment to making a positive impact on people, customers, partners and the communities it serves.

Ngo Thanh Phong

Country Sales Manager Workforce Optimizer

A pioneer in the AI-powered workforce optimisation management solution space, Phong is the country sales manager at Workforce Optimizer in Vietnam.  He started his career as the quality controller at Bayer, logistics transformer at Zuellig Pharma and Schneider Electric, SAP project management at Friesland Campina before moving on to Country Manager at Honeywell Logistics Solutions for 4 years (a Fortune 100 software-industrial company).

With the passion in digital business transformation journey, Phong commits to delivering a high standard level of customer service, advanced and accessible solutions to help maximise the workforce productivity in enterprises.

Pham Lan Anh

CHRO Generali Vietnam Life Insurance

Lan Anh graduated from RMIT University, majoring in banking and finance.  She has 10 years of experience working overseas in America and New Zealand.  She returned to Vietnam in 2009 and started her career in HR with Prudential Vietnam – The leading life insurance company in Vietnam.  She has been the business partner to work alongside and find solutions for business growth in terms of the people agenda.  After that, Lan Anh moved to Friesland Campina Vietnam in 2013 – A leading dairy company in Vietnam.  This is a different industry for Lan Anh to adapt with the new skills and knowledge to support the business in people strategy.

As part of her career development, Lan Anh moved to Head of HR in Generali Vietnam in 2018.  In this position, she covered all aspects of people development, including talent development, data analytics, productivity management, employee engagement and talent acquisition.  Given the strong infrastructure, Generali Vietnam has achieved best place to work in Vietnam, HR excellence in talent development and a happy workforce.  Lan Anh has been a strategic partner to enhance people strategy for business growth using data analytics.

Joanne Flinn

Author of Greensight, the Sustainability Guide for Company Directors, and Chairwoman of the ESG Institute

Joanne Flinn, author of Greensight, the Sustainability Guide for Company Directors,and Chairwoman of the ESG Institute, walks alongside the C- Suite to build durable, sustainable organisations and teams that deliver results. She facilitates executive workshops for business sustainability strategy (virtual and physical) and runs masterclasses to build the mindset and competencies your people need for sustainable businesses. She led the country practice for Financial Services Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, was the Head of Change on the ITExCo at DBS a leading Asian bank, published 3 books and has given two TEDx talks. Her clients range from leading ASEAN businesses to global brands.