Lê Đăng Doanh, member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and Senior Fellow, Economy College, Hanoi National University, will give a en open lecture on the current socio-economic development in Vietnam.
Lê Đăng Doanh is a senior economist who has served as adviser to several Prime Ministers of Vietnam (Võ Văn Kiệt 1993-1997, Phan Văn Khải 1997-2006), for the president of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM), 1993-2001; vice-president of the CIEM from 1990-1993; and as Senior Economist to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Linh, 1989-1990. Until 2007 he was a senior economist and advisor to the Minister of Planning and Investment. Currently Dr Doanh is appointed by the General Secretary of the United Nations as Member of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations and he is a Senior Fellow of the Economic College, Hanoi National University, and serves as member of the Scholar Board of Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM). Dr Doanh became well-known to the general public in his role as board member of Vietnam’s first independent research institute and thinktank, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Hanoi, which was dissolved in September 2009. He has served as Senior Advisor to the Sacombank from 2010 to 2012, as Independent member of the Director Board of the (SOE-equitized) Joint-Stock Company Ralaco in Hanoi in two terms from 2010 to 2012. He is Member of the Advisory Board of the Vietnam Holding Asset Management based in UK from 2001 to March 2018. In December 2012 he was elected Member of the National Board of the Vietnam’s Association of Economists and Member of the National Board of the Society Vietnam-US. He is Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Journal of Southeast Asian Economics (Singapore), Advisory Board of Saigon Economic Times, Vietnam Financial Review, International Studies in Hanoi and is an active independent consultant for economic issues in Vietnam. In addition to these official duties he has also lectured at universities and academies in Hanoi, and spent time as a visiting professor at the Nihon University in Tokyo, served on various boards and committees, including the commission for state-owned enterprise reform of the Premier Minister; the Research Group of the Prime Minister for Socio-Economic and Administration reform; the Commission for Finance and Monetary Policy; the Vietnam-Japan Research Council; and the commission for finance and foreign exchange in East and South East Asia of the Ministry of Finance of Japan, nominated by Minister Myazawa. He received his education in Germany at the Technical University of Leuna-Merseburg and subsequently pursued his postgraduate studies at the Academy of National Economy, Moscow, and the University of National Economy, Hanoi. Dr Doanh is a widely published author, who has written newspaper articles, chapters for academic publications, and contributed to working papers and economic reviews.