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Meet our Judges

Round 1

Dr. HUYNH TAN LOI

Lecturer of Faculty of Environment, Van Lang University

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University – Japan
  • Master in Environment Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand
  • Bachelor of Environmental Technology and Management, Van Lang University

Experience

  • Speaker and Judge for Youth Speak Competition 2020 hosted by AIESEC;
  • Trainer of the project “Learning and skills training for children, period of 2022 – 2026” funded by the UNICEF;
  • Trainer of the project “Raising awareness and management capacity in climate change adaptation” hosted by DONRE;
  • Researcher of international and national projects in environmental and sustainability fields;
  • SDGs board of VLU. 

Dr. HUYNH TAN LOI

DR. NGUYEN SY TUAN

DR. NGUYEN SY TUAN

Dr. Tuan Nguyen-Sy serves as the head of the Lab for Computational Mechanics at Cosari, Van Lang University. He earned his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University Paris-Est in France, specializing in computational mechanics. With over a decade of experience in the energy industry, Dr. Nguyen-Sy has applied his extensive background in engineering, mechanics, and physics to address critical challenges. In recent years, his research has pivoted towards machine learning, exploring its potential in addressing real-world issues such as predictive modeling, computer vision, and large language models. Passionate about harnessing cutting-edge AI techniques, Dr. Nguyen-Sy is dedicated to advancing sustainability goals. He regularly organizes workshops on machine learning applications and, through his work, aims to educate the next generation of scientists. His goal is to equip them with the skills necessary to contribute to solving global issues related to environmental and energy security.

MR. ELIOT WRIGHT

Director of the Edge Hill University Language Centre. He has worked in education for 25 years as an academic leader, manager and teacher. His expertise lies in higher education leadership in particular the leadership of university language centers and related activity such as the leadership of pathway programmes, transnational higher education, learning and teaching strategy and academic quality assurance. Since 2009, He has held leadership posts for UK universities operating transnationally: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, UCLan-Hebei, Muscat University in Oman, in partnership with Aston and Cranfield Universities, and in the UK in my current role as the Director of the Edge Hill University (EHU) Language Centre.

Mr. ELIOT WRIGHT

Round 2

Dr. HUYNH TAN LOI

Lecturer of Faculty of Environment, Van Lang University 

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University – Japan
  • Master in Environment Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand
  • Bachelor of Environmental Technology and Management, Van Lang University

Experience

  • Speaker and Judge for Youth Speak Competition 2020 hosted by AIESEC;
  • Trainer of the project “Learning and skills training for children, period of 2022 – 2026” funded by the UNICEF;
  • Trainer of the project “Raising awareness and management capacity in climate change adaptation” hosted by DONRE;
  • Researcher of international and national projects in environmental and sustainability fields

 

Dr. HUYNH TAN LOI

DR. ERIC HERTZLER

DR. ERIC HERTZLER

Eric Hertzler is a global educator graduated in Economics and Management from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay and in Law from University Aix-Marseille; Panthéon-Assas, and Leiden University (Netherlands). He is currently the Vice Dean of International Relations at the IAE Paris-Est, School of Management at University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC) and the co-program director of Master International MBA. He was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and visiting professor in programs in Economics and Management in many universities across the world (Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Spain, Germany…). He has 20 years of experience in Higher Education and he is passionate about change and the cross cultural issues of the Globalization. He also has 20 years of experience of teaching Law, Economics and Management, on field working experience in Brazil, Belgium and California. He mentored students in internship and apprenticeship for more than 20 years in SMEs and top 500 companies around the world. His fields of interest are Markets of Higher Education, Regional Integration, Global Management, Innovation, Corporate & IP Law and Cross Cultural issues. He published Principles of Management 1 and 2 at Pearson Education.

Mr Nicholas Collier 

    • Learning Adviser, Learning and Teaching , Academic Division, The University of Newcastle

Nicholas is a Learning Advisor at the University of Newcastle, where he works with students on their academic language, writing and speaking skills during their studies. Before arriving in Newcastle in 2009, he taught English in Japan and Saudi Arabia, where he met every imaginable sort of student and covered every imaginable sort of material. If one job involved teaching medical vocabulary to hospital staff in the middle of the desert, another might involve teaching colours to kindergarten students in the middle of a high-rise city. Another might involve teaching modern literature to retirees, Japanese grammar to adult learners, or everything in between.  

  

Born and raised in Australia, he has travelled widely in Asia, and speaks several languages (he tried learning Vietnamese three years ago, but wasn’t very good at it). Qualified in education, philosophy, linguistics, English literature and Indonesian history, he also writes and illustrates, and is known among his colleagues for travelling ridiculously long distances on foot. Before being asked to participate in Van Lang University’s debating tournament, he worked on presentation, public speaking and debating with students from many backgrounds.  

Mr. NICHOLAS COLLIER

Ms. Kim Francois

Ms. Kim Francois

Kim Francois is Board Member of BeLuxCham Vietnam. After having worked and lived in China for almost 13 years, Kim moved to Vietnam during the summer of 2022 and uses her work experience of 10+ years as Managing Director of Materialise. Materialise, one of the world leaders in 3D imaging and 3D printing, has been one of the leading innovative enterprises to implement 3D printing for sustainable manufacturing in industries from medical to automotive, aviation and aerospace, and consumer goods. Before joining BeLuxCham, Kim was the Global Business Development Director of HeyGears, one of the fastest growing Chinese companies using Industry 4.0 technologies to transform healthcare into a sustainable industry that provides customized solutions for all its customers. Kim uses her former working experience and focus on sustainability to bring growth to the Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, for which she served as Executive Director throughout its celebratory 20 years anniversary in 2023.
Kim became part of the Women in Business (WIB) board of directors in July 2023, and was a board member of EuroCham from August 2023 till March 2024.

Kim has an MBA from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and has a major in sinology at the University of Leuven.

Final Round

Dr. AZRIEY MAZLAN

  • Consul Education
  • Education Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City 

Education

  • University Putra Malaysia(Doctorate in Human Communication, Master in Corporate Communication, Bachelor’s degree in Communication) 
Experience
  • Several years at the Ministry of Health in the
    Human Resource Department and the Prime Minister’s
    Department under the Public Complaints Bureau.
  • Administrative & Diplomatic Officer in the Malaysian Goverment in 2008.

Dr. AZRIEY MAZLAN

Mr. NICHOLAS COLLIER

Mr Nicholas Collier 

  • Learning Adviser, Learning and Teaching , Academic Division, The University of Newcastle

Nicholas is a Learning Advisor at the University of Newcastle, where he works with students on their academic language, writing and speaking skills during their studies. Before arriving in Newcastle in 2009, he taught English in Japan and Saudi Arabia, where he met every imaginable sort of student and covered every imaginable sort of material. If one job involved teaching medical vocabulary to hospital staff in the middle of the desert, another might involve teaching colours to kindergarten students in the middle of a high-rise city. Another might involve teaching modern literature to retirees, Japanese grammar to adult learners, or everything in between.  

 

Born and raised in Australia, he has travelled widely in Asia, and speaks several languages (he tried learning Vietnamese three years ago, but wasn’t very good at it). Qualified in education, philosophy, linguistics, English literature and Indonesian history, he also writes and illustrates, and is known among his colleagues for travelling ridiculously long distances on foot. Before being asked to participate in Van Lang University’s debating tournament, he worked on presentation, public speaking and debating with students from many backgrounds. 

DR. ERIC HERTZLER

Eric Hertzler is a global educator graduated in Economics and Management from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay and in Law from University Aix-Marseille; Panthéon-Assas, and Leiden University (Netherlands). He is currently the Vice Dean of International Relations at the IAE Paris-Est, School of Management at University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC) and the co-program director of Master International MBA. He was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and visiting professor in programs in Economics and Management in many universities across the world (Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Spain, Germany…). He has 20 years of experience in Higher Education and he is passionate about change and the cross cultural issues of the Globalization. He also has 20 years of experience of teaching Law, Economics and Management, on field working experience in Brazil, Belgium and California. He mentored students in internship and apprenticeship for more than 20 years in SMEs and top 500 companies around the world. His fields of interest are Markets of Higher Education, Regional Integration, Global Management, Innovation, Corporate & IP Law and Cross Cultural issues. He published Principles of Management 1 and 2 at Pearson Education.

DR. ERIC HERTZLER

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