Update: 11:08 | 23/09/2021
Le Hong Thuy Tien, CEO of Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG), was bestowed the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy by the Italian president, one of the highest recognitions for foreigners.
The merit and insignia contribute to affirming the imprint of the businesswoman in the Vietnamese and international markets in business development and social activities.
Le Hong Thuy Tien holds the merit and the insignia of the knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Republic of Italy.
On behalf of the President of the Republic of Italy Sergio Mattarella, Dante Brandi, Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City emphasized Tien's leadership ability that has contributed to IPPG's sustainable development, becoming a reference model in the sector of high, medium and consumer goods.
According to the Italian Consul, Tien has always acted as an effective promoter of female participation in business in Vietnam, and the cause of meritocracy and equal treatment in the private sector. She has inspired many young Vietnamese entrepreneurs.
"In her professional capacity, Tien has constantly contributed to the development of the group to Italian standards of excellence. She has effectively boosted economic relations between both countries for the consolidation of Italian economic and cultural interests in Vietnam," added Brandi.
The businesswoman also has numerous charitable activities in Vietnam and abroad, like fundraising initiatives from primary Italian and Vietnamese health facilities for research therapy that contrast the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
IPPG is the leading enterprise operating in non-aviation business investment, import and export to trade centers and distribution of international luxury fashion in Vietnam.
Under Tien's management, IPPG from a company distributing only three fashion brands in 2010 has become a multi-industry business group with the distribution of over 100 world famous brands like Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace ... with double-digit annual revenue growth and more than 1,000 retail stores at major airports nationwide.
Le Hong Thuy Tien was awarded the Merit Global Trade Ambassador 2017 from the Los Angeles women's board of enterprises.
Last year, the enterprise contributed VND1,950 billion($85 million) to the state budget and created jobs for more than 25,000 domestic workers.
IPPG has received more than 350 badges, medals, certificates of merit and medals from the president, prime minister and ministries, chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and more than 50 provinces and cities nationwide.
The knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy is awarded by the President of the Republic of Italy to Italian individuals abroad, or foreigners who have made a special contribution to promote friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and other countries. In Vietnam, this merit has been awarded to a number of senior leaders, individuals and entrepreneurs in the fields of politics, economics, justice and culture.