FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT Telecom Chu Thanh Ha and FPT Online Chairman Thang Duc Thang are the nominees in the vote of the past decade’s most influential person and company on the Internet.

Vietnam Internet Association in collaboration with ICTnews, IT journalists and customers voted to honor individuals and businesses that have the greatest influence on Vietnam Internet in a decade (2007 – 2017).

According to ICTnews, the Internet officially provided services in Vietnam on November 19, 1997. 20 years since its advent, the Internet has made great impacts on economic, political and social fields.

In 2007, the 10th anniversary of the Internet’s presence in Vietnam, ICTnews conducted a vote for 10 most influential people on Vietnam Internet in a decade (Two are from FPT, President Truong Gia Binh and Mr. Truong Dinh Anh, former Chairman of FPT Telecom). For the next decade, the Vietnam Internet Association (VIA), in collaboration with ICTnews, IT journalists and customers voted to honor individuals and businesses that have had the greatest impacts on the Internet in a decade.

Criteria for selecting individuals and businesses includes outstanding contributions, policy effectiveness and strategies to promote Vietnam Internet development, development of Internet subscribers, bringing Internet access to more people, application development, value-added services, digital content services on the Internet, and secure Internet environment promotion,…

Two agencies from FPT are on the list of most influential agencies on Vietnam Internet, which are FPT Telecom (Internet, Television and OTT service supplier) and FPT Online (VnExpress operator). And three individuals are FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, FPT Telecom Chairman Chu Thanh Ha and FPT Online President and Editor-in-Chief VnExpress Thang Duc Thang. Readers voted in HERE.

Ms. Chu Thanh Ha “is a rare highly-ranked female senior leader in FPT and Vietnamese technological industry,” Forbes Vietnam honored FPT Telecom Chairman as “Vietnam’s most influential woman in 2017”.

Immediately after graduating from Hanoi National Economics University in 1994, she joined FPT Corporation and has been continuously working for this biggest IT corporation in Vietnam for the past 23 years. By personal efforts, she was appointed to various leadership positions, and in October 2012 she was elected Chairman of FPT Telecom, an important subsidiary of Vietnam’s largest IT corporation. FPT Telecom is the provider of telecommunications and Internet services. The company is employing more than 7,000 people and has branches in 59 provinces.

In the two recent years, FPT Telecom has developed rapidly, with the number of subscribers growing 40 times, from less than 50,000 to nearly two million, including the Internet and Television.

Ms. Ha highly appreciates FPT Telecom’s fixed-line services, but her biggest goal is to bring the company into the mobile telecommunications market, becoming a full-service telecommunications company, meeting international standards with modern infrastructure, professional and creative staff.

Recently, a newspaper of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA), April issue, has selected Editor in Chief of VnExpress Thang Duc Thang to be in the cover page and the article about the most favorite Vietnamese newspaper to be the focus.

As the founder and has been running VnExpress for nearly 20 years, Thang is currently President a.k.a CEO of FPT Online and the Editor in Chief of VnExpress. “The first principle of journalists is to tell the truth and to announce the truth. Journalists need to be loyal to the public and provide readers with genuine information, “Thang shared with WAN-IFRA.

“For the time being, every day, VnExpress publishes an average of 500 news and articles. 95% of them are written by versatile journalists using the multi-platform editing tool of the publications. There are over 6.5 million regular users, contributing more than 32 million page views a day“, Thang explained.

Launched on the Internet on February 26, 2001, over the past 16 years, VnExpress has maintained the position of the most popular Vietnamese electronic newspaper.

Having been honored in the 10 year anniversary of Vietnam Internet in 2007, FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh has been nominated as an influential person for the next 10 years.

Not only being the godfather of FPT Telecom and FPT Online, FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh also makes an impression by contributing to promote the development of Vietnam Internet, encouraging and directly coordinating the application of new technologies, develop value-added services on the Internet, bring more service experience to customers, and simultaneously cooperate with agencies to ensure information security and defense.

There are two vote charts, including individuals’ and companies’. Organizers allow readers to choose one only. Besides the agencies and the FPT officer’s families, the event is also attended by many “heavy-weighted” candidates such as Viettel, VNPT, VNG, and many leaders of other associations …

Source: chungta

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