General Director T&AOgilvy
Nguyen Thanh Son is an entrepreneur and well-known communications expert. He founded T&A Communications in November 1996 and grew the company to 60 communications experts agency, representing about 30 interntional brands. In 2008, WPP, a worldwide brand communications group acquired a part of T&A and turned it into a joint venture called T&A Ogilvy
At T&A, his primary roles are overall development planning, alliance and partnership, new communications practices development. As Chief Knowledge Officer, he provides training program for both internal and external audiences.
Prior to founding T&A Communications, Son served as a Desk Officer for the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), where he supervised trade promotion in ASEAN countries and in the US.
Son began his career as a desk editor at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in the World News Section. A native of Hanoi, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations with a master in International Journalism in 1994
Son is a USIS Business Fellow (Class of 2002) and a Rockefeller Fellow (Class 2005). In 2006, he received the prestigious Asia Leadership Fellow from Japanese Government and Japan Foundation ( he is the youngest fellow in ALFP’s history). He is widely known as a literary critic and an expert in cross-cultural integration. His first book, My Literary Criticism, was an instant success and a bestseller. He contributes to a number of publications and serves as editor for two online magazines. He also lectures on communications at the Hanoi National University in Vietnam.
Son is an investor and BOD member of Forinco Invest, an investment company that build and operates cancer treatment facilities in Vietnam, BioZ Vietnam, a biotech company.
Son lives in HCMC with his wife, actress Hong Anh