CEO Vu Van Tien
My hometown was very poor. People around me had a hard time making a living. One of the main reasons was the Vietnam War that lasted until I was a high school student. After the war was over, we had peace. I went to a military technology university and an economics university at the same time. I liked studying, and thus studied hard and graduated from both.
When I was working after graduation, I was having complaints about working conditions. Then the laws changed and private companies were legalized. Vietnam itself was trying to integrate into the international economy. Thus, I established my company in 1993.
The number of foreign partners gradually increased and my company began producing motorcycles. In 1995, we formed a joint venture with Honda Motor Co. The production volume of motorcycles began with several tens of thousands and has now reached to several million. This was also a great opportunity to learn various things from Japanese people and companies ? new technology and know-how on using human resources. At first, we borrowed lots of money from banks and other entities. As the motorcycle business kept making a profit, we paid back the debts.
Looking back, I understand it is important to have hope when there is risk. What I am always thinking is that we will not lose everything no matter how unlucky we are. I would like to make my company bigger, give chances to work to many people and contribute to the country and society.
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