Van Pham is an international doctorate student of Mass Communication at the Scripps College of Journalism, Ohio University. With nearly 20 years of experience, Van is a highly experienced PR and communication professional with a track record of success across a range of industries in Vietnam.
Van's experience includes roles as Head of Marketing and Communication at Keppel Land Vietnam, Communications and External Affairs Director at Philip Morris International (PMI), PR & Communications Director at Vietnam USA Society English Centers (VUS), PR & Communication Director at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University Vietnam and managing her own communication agency called Publik Communications.
Throughout her career, Van has demonstrated an exceptional ability to set up, develop, and execute policies, targets, and strategies for companies, as well as oversee day-to-day activities. She has also developed an extensive network of contacts, including over 500 nationwide journalists and reporters across a range of fields, from basic to high-level positions, as well as government officials, regulators, and business leaders in Vietnam.
In addition to her networking abilities, Van has developed strong leadership and management capabilities, with intensive experience in marketing, PR, interaction strategy and planning, event organizing, and TV show production. She has produced and published various print ads, editorials, advertorials, TV commercials, TV features, sales brief films, and introductory films, among others. Her expertise in event organizing has resulted in the successful execution of hundreds of events for RMIT, Publik's clients, and VUS. Furthermore, she has produced over 200 TV programs broadcasted in VTV, Vietnam’s nationwide television.
In addition to her extensive professional background, Van is a dedicated researcher with a passion for addressing pressing issues in the fields of communication and society. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, including cyberbullying, the impact of heat-not-burn tobacco products, and gender-related communication dynamics.