Mr. Le Tri Thong, Vice Chairman of PNJ’s Board of Directors, has just been appointed as the General Director of this gold enterprise. Mr. Thong is the brother of Le Diep Kieu Trang, the new CEO of Facebook Vietnam.
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) has just announced the decision to appoint senior staff. Mr. Le Tri Thong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PNJ, was appointed as General Director to replace Ms. Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, who was previously the Chairman and General Director of PNJ. Mr. Thong’s term lasted for 5 years, starting from April 21.
Mr. Le Tri Thong is the biological brother of Mrs. Le Diep Kieu Trang, who is very famous when he was appointed as Managing Director of Facebook in Vietnam market. In addition, Mr. Thong’s father, Mr. Le Van Tri, was also a senior leader at the Southern Rubber Industry Joint Stock Company (CSM) as a member of the Board of Directors cum Deputy General Director.
Mr. Le Tri Thong was born in 1979, graduated with an MBA from Oxford University, UK and is a chemical engineering engineer. He has had many different management positions in international corporations as well as organizations and businesses in Vietnam.
Before joining PNJ, he also worked at DongABank since 2008, a bank related to PNJ. In 2012, Mr. Thong took the role of Deputy General Director at DongABank and also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at two companies, Dong A Remittance Company and ViNa Smart Card Joint Stock Company – VNBC.
In 2014, he left DongABank to work as Deputy General Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In 2017, he was elected Vice Chairman of PNJ Company for the term 2017-2020.
Previously, PNJ’s general director position was held by Ms. Cao Thi Ngoc Dung since 2004. At the 2017 annual general meeting, Ms. Dung said she would be in office for at least two more years to prepare for a successor.
PNJ is one of the largest gold trading enterprises in Vietnam today with revenue in 2017 reaching over 10,000 billion VND. Specifically, in 2017, PNJ collected a total of 10,977 billion dong of net revenue, up 28% and reported net profit after tax of 725 billion, up 61% over the previous year.
* Source: zing News