Adecco Vietnam Announced 2019 Vietnam ‘CEO for One Month’

May 29, 2019 Press Release,Event & Activity

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 29th 2019: Adecco Vietnam has selected the winner of this year ‘CEO for One Month’ program. 

The successful 'CEO for 1 month' candidate will work alongside Mr. Andree Mangels, General Director, Adecco Malaysia & Vietnam in July 2019. Gaining the once-in-a-lifetime experience, the newly-appointed will accompany Andree in his daily tasks of running the business in HCMC and Hanoi offices and acquire a privileged overview of management in a complex, global organization.

Ngoc Nghiem – a Foreign Trade University student has been chosen to be 2019 Vietnam ‘CEO for One Month’. With the experience as the Vice President, Global Talent & Business Development of AIESEC in FTU Hanoi; and various programs (Unilever Leadership Training Program, Nielsen Case Competition, Talented Candidates), Ngoc establishes herself as a young talent in recruitment and leadership roles. Ngoc is also the first candidate through our six years of history, who is currently working with us as a Recruitment Intern while winning the title.

The unique program, now in its sixth year, provides opportunities for candidates to step into the shoes of business leaders in 47 countries within the Adecco Group’s global network. After completing their national ‘CEO for One Month’ assignment, ten of these talented candidates will be selected to attend a rigorous but inspiring boot camp in London - where their collaboration and innovation skills will be tested. The only one will then be selected to shadow The Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze, for one month. It is the experience of a lifetime and has a long-lasting impact on the individuals who take part.

Mr Andree Mangels, General Director, Adecco Malaysia & Vietnam, shares:

“Youth unemployment is a well-documented phenomenon in Vietnam: over 500,000 youngsters are unemployed, in which 126,900 has a Bachelor’s Degree, according to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs. Despite completing the education program, many still haven’t acquired work experience – which is crucial for the employer. We want to bring this opportunity to Vietnam youth. The ‘CEO for One Month’ program is a unique opportunity. It helps young people thrive in their careers and increase their confidence and exposure, by giving them highly effective work-based learning inside a Fortune 500 company. It is a testament to the strength of the program that many candidates join us and our customers in permanent roles after it has finished.

Pham Phuong Linh, Adecco Vietnam 2018 CEO for One Month reflects on her experience:

“The program is an exclusive chance to grow, which helps me to gain experiences and insights that I don’t think I will have at 21 years old. I have never considered that I’ll have the experience of a CEO, running a Global Fortune 500 company when I just graduated. The program opened many doors to connect with company leaders, understand the core values of the recruitment industry, and get a big picture as a CEO.

Ngoc will start her ‘CEO for One Month’ term on July 1st 2019. Follow our social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for the most recent updates on Ngoc’s life as the 2019 Vietnam ‘CEO for One Month’.


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Ms. Thao Duong – Senior Marketing Executive or +84 907 521 535