Vietnam’s Leadership Reshuffle: Dynamics, Implications and Prospects
VIETNAM STUDIES PROGRAMME
About the Webinar
Vietnam has recently undergone a major leadership shakeup, with the state president and two deputy prime ministers being replaced in quick succession. This has sparked concerns among investors and raised questions about the country’s political stability at a time when its economy is struggling to overcome strong headwinds generated by both domestic problems and global geopolitical and economic uncertainties.
This webinar will delve into the reasons behind these leadership changes, and their implications for the country’s domestic and foreign policy. It will also provide an initial assessment of potential further developments and the nation’s economic and political prospects in the lead up to the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, slated for early 2026.
About the Speakers
Linh Nguyen is an Associate Director at Control Risks, a global risk consultancy, covering Southeast Asia. She has provided strategic advice to a variety of clients on potential partnerships, market entries, business conflicts and other commercial opportunities in the region. As the lead analyst for Vietnam, Linh assists clients in navigating the country’s complex, ever-changing and normally opaque political and economic environment to ensure success. Prior to Control Risks, Linh was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, with postings in Hanoi, Jakarta and London, and a decade of experience reporting across Southeast Asia. She holds an MSc in Asian Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and an undergraduate degree in International Economics from the Vietnam National University – Hanoi.
Nguyen Khac Giang is a Visiting Fellow at the Vietnam Studies Programme of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and previously served as the Head of the Political Research Unit of the Hanoi-based Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR). He holds a PhD in Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington, and is an oft-quoted expert on Vietnamese affairs, having written extensively for major Vietnamese and English news outlets.
This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.
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