Author Profile

Tuan Minh Pham | Founder and CEO, Topica Edtech Group

Current Position and Past Experience
Tuan M. PHAM, Ph.D is Founder and CEO of Topica Edtech Group, the leading enabler of high-quality online university degree programs in South East Asia. Topica cooperates with 7 universities including top-tier institutions in Vietnam, and a major university in the Philippines. Topica also offers an online English tutoring program TopMito, which was the first in the world to launch a Google Glass app for English tutoring; and it runs the Vietnam chapters of the Silicon-Valley accelerator Founder Institute.

Previously, Pham served as a Vice Dean at Hanoi University of Technology, a Dean at Hanoi Open University, and a Senior Visiting Scholar at University of California, San Diego. Before that, he served as a management consultant at McKinsey&Company in Budapest, an investment officer at Extramedia Ventures in Singapore and New York, and a software architect at Integra Software in Budapest.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Pham received a PhD and an MSc from Budapest University of Technology, and an MBA from New York University.

Pham was honored by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2012, and by Founder Institute as Highest Rated Mentor in Asia in 2011. He is Steering Committee Member of Asia Pacific Incubation Network, and Central Committee Commissioner of Vietnam Youth Association.