Mr. Phan Thanh Son

Chief Business Development Officer, FPT IS


Mr. Son has over 25 years’ experience in ICT sales management, channel management, business development, consulting, technical and general management. He has worked with customers in various industry segments including Public Sector, Telco, FSI, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Education, Military, Real Estate/Construction/Hospitality, Retail, Education, Healthcare and Transportation.

Joining FPT Information System (FPT IS – a member of FPT Corporation) since Apr 2017 as Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Son was expected to promote the research and application of new technologies & solutions and bring technological inspiration to the business activities of the FPT IS, increasing the quality of projects and ensuring improved services for customers. From 2019, he got the new role as Chief Business Development Officer for FPT IS to lead the new business opportunities for future growth and in new areas including Digital Industries.

FPT IS is the leading company in Vietnam and the region with 25 years experiences in providing system integration, IT services, solutions and services for Public Sector, Public Finance, Banking – Finance, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Transportation, Utilities…

Prior to FPT Information System, Son worked for corporations including Cisco, Equant (now Orange Business Services), Vietsovpetro, Tradivico-IBC and T&C in various roles. Most recently he was an independent ICT advisor and a senior consultant for Simitri, Miller Heiman. Son was Country Manager cum Partner Operation Manager, CTO of Cisco Systems Vietnam. During his 15 years with Cisco, Son was widely recognized by customers, partners, and the public for his critical role in driving success for the Cisco business in Vietnam. He represented Cisco as Cisco Vietnam CTO/GD in Vietnam public associations and forums. He regularly speaks at public forums and events on future technology trends and opportunities, including Digital Transformation, Internet of Everything/ Internet of Things, Smart Cities, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Education 3.0, STEM/STEAM Education and Cyber Security. He worked closely with government, private and NGO organizations such as Ministries, Cities, Corporations, UNESCO, USTDA, WEF to explore and accelerate the strategic partnerships between digital technology ecosystem and the organizations for national/ industry digital transformational initiatives.

Son holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from HCMC Polytechnic and studied Communications at Vietnam Academy of Military Technology. He successfully completed the 10 month Leadership Excellence and Accelerated Development program by Harvard Business Publishing under Harvard Business School.