Nguyen Viet Ha, BowerGroupAsia Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Ha has been the Managing Director of BowerGroupAsia Vietnam Company Ltd., a subsidiary of BowerGroupAsia Inc. (BGA), a U.S. based strategic advisory firm, since 2007. Ha and her colleagues at BGA have been working with American companies on engaging the local government authorities, promoting the U.S-Vietnam relations, and advocacy for business-friendly policies.

Before joining BGA, Ha led governance and law programs at The Asia Foundation (TAF). She managed the TAF’s program on improving the transparency and public participation in legislative process. Her works contributed into the later development of the Law on Promulgation of Legislations in 2008. Between 1997 and 2005, Ha practiced law at Russin & Vecchi. Besides providing legal advice on various business issues, she also participated in developing a number of laws and regulations in Vietnam such Investment Law, Enterprise Law, Electricity Law, Tendering Law, and decree on money laundering in early 2000s.

Ha earned a master’s degree in international policies from George Washington University (USA). She also holds a master’s degree in international commercial law from the University of Nottingham (England) and bachelor’s degrees in law and foreign languages from prestigious Vietnamese universities. She is a member of Hanoi Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. She is also an honorary member of the Center for International Legal Studies.