Vu Ba Phu
Director General, Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency
Mr. Vu Ba Phu is the Director General of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT). Since his promotion to this position, he has been actively steering Vietrade on a path to sustainability, in line with the government strategy and demands of the business community.
Previously, Mr. Phu served as the Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National Petroleum Group (PETROLIMEX), where he sharpened his knowledge on business and corporate governance. In other key positions he served as the Director General of the Planning Department, MOIT; the Director General – Minister Counsellor, Head of Commercial Section at the Embassy of Viet Nam to the European Council, Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; and the Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Competition Agency.
Mr. Phu holds a master’s degree in public management and economics. He has contributed to several publications on policy, e-commerce, the Vietnam trade outlook, and export development for potential export sectors.