What: AmCham Luncheon on Vietnam and the Top 5 Global Education Trends
When: Thursday, September 10, 12:00pm – 1:45pm
Where: Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road,Tay Ho District, Hanoi
As parents, almost nothing is more important than making sure children receive a high-quality education. Education is also increasingly seen by governments as a major contributor to national wealth and economic development. In addition, the increasingly competitive external environment has called for continuous improvement of countries’ quality assurance standards and international criterion of their education systems. This effort is complicated by budget priorities, fast-growing populations and ever-changing education trends. To discuss the prevailing trends that are shaping global education and how Vietnam fits into the education growth landscape, AmCham is pleased to welcome Christine Ozden, Group CEO of Apollo English and British Education Partnership, for a lunchtime discussion on September 10 at the Sheraton Hotel. Christine is an education and media executive and has lived and worked across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She now lives in Vietnam. Christine has an extensive career working in general management positions for global education businesses and held a number of senior roles with the world’s largest education corporation, Pearson, where she managed both their UK K-12 businesses as well as their European Higher Education business unit. Most recently she was based in Dubai from where she oversaw Pearson’s education portfolio in her role as President, Middle East & Africa. Christine has also worked as a consultant to organizations such as Google and the World Bank. She is currently the Group CEO of Apollo English and British Education Partnership. Established in 1994, Apollo is the first 100% foreign-owned education and training organization licensed in Vietnam. Apollo is the country’s leading provider of English language training to the corporate sector with training centers in four major cities. Its sister company, British Education Partnership, provides quality English language teaching provision to state and private schools. This lunch discussion will provide a view on the wider world of education and what educators, investors, and parents are talking about, especially as it relates to education in Vietnam.