2022 Indo-Pacific Fellow
Ho Thai Binh
Binh is a social entrepreneur working in public health in Vietnam. In 2018, he founded Survival Skills Vietnam with the mission to reduce preventable deaths and injuries in Vietnam via first aid education to international standards. At the same time, he founded SiGen which develops and commercialises new rainfall catch basin technologies in solving mosquito-borne diseases and odour pollution problems in urban environments.
Before his entrepreneurial career, Binh worked as an investment promotion specialist in the Department of Industry and Trade of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. He contributed to the founding of Japan Desk Ba Ria-Vung Tau office – a joint initiative between the local government and Japan International Cooperation Agency to involve Japanese experts and businesses in the improvement of industrial policies. He represented the provincial leaders in the Japan Desk to help international businesses assess investment opportunities and advise various government offices on international cooperation opportunities.
Although his career is no longer in the field of international cooperation, he is an active member in various international associations and fellowship programs to promote friendship and cooperation opportunities across countries.