Dam Thi Hoang Lan, MSD Vietnam

Lan Dam has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry with her passion and dedication to improving the quality of Vietnamese people’s health. Having worked in different organizations including the General Department of Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health, Lan has been actively engaged in many healthcare projects and policy-shaping programs aimed at increasing patient access to new innovative treatments and improving healthcare outcomes of local communities.

She joined MSD in 2016 as the Director, External Affairs. At MSD, she manages the Policy and Government Relations, Market Access and Communications team, which provide opportunities for her to continue taking part in strengthening healthcare systems in Vietnam and to contribute to the development of sustainable business and continued investments of the innovative pharmaceutical industry.

She also has a passion for promoting sustainability – “meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

Lan Dam has been a member of AmCham HCMC Board of Governors and served as its Board liaison of the Healthcare committee.

Lan Dam holds a Medical Doctor degree from Hanoi Medical University, a Doctor of Business Administration degree from American Heritage University of Southern California, the U.S., and a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge, (UK). Her other BSc degrees include those from Vietnam National University, Hanoi and National Economics University.

Given the complexity of healthcare policies and the fact that a representative of the healthcare sector is missing from the list of AmCham Hanoi Board of Governors, I believe my knowledge, experience and my passion are sufficient for taking on the role at AmCham Hanoi. The new role will continue helping me find the leverage points to address the key challenges impacting on the business of our member companies and to deliver a better quality of healthcare to the Vietnamese people.

Moreover, I believe I will also contribute to a more gender balanced leadership in AmCham Hanoi Board of Governors.