Advisory Council

MEMBERS OF ADVISORY COUNCIL

CURATOR TRAN LUONG
Art Curator

Painter Tran Luong, born in 1960 in Hanoi, Vietnam, graduated from Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 1983. He is the co-founder of Nha San Studio and a founding member of the neo-Expressionist painter group Gang of Five. He has been an Art Advisor at Song Foundation since 2014, with the annual fundraising activity through auctioning artworks by the Resilient Housing Program.


NGUYEN SU
Culture Specialist

Mr. Nguyen Su is the Former Secretary of Hoi An City Party Committee (Quang Nam).


Prof. Dr. NGUYEN VAN NAM
Law Specialist

Prof. D.Sc. Nguyen Van Nam, currently residing in Germany, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Ho Chi Minh City University in 1981. Having been living in Germany since 1986, he also graduated from university with majors in Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Economics at the Free University of Berlin (FU) in West Berlin and the Jurisprudence major at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HUB).


Dr. NGUYEN NGOC HUY
Climate Change Specialist

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Huy has 15 years of experience in research on storms, droughts, floods, extreme weather events, climate change, environment and livelihoods. He has been working as an advisor to United Nations organizations and international organizations in different countries on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.


Dr. NGO BAO CHAU
Education Specialist

Prof. Dr. Ngo Bao Chau, born in 1972, is currently a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, the University of Chicago, USA and the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal. Since 2009, Mr. Chau has been initiating and participating in various activities to raise public awareness and social criticism. With his expertise and special interest in education, he accepted the position of Education Advisor at Song Foundation.


Dr. NGO THI BICH DAO
Planning Specialist

Ms. Dao Ngo is an architect, a doctor of landscape planning, the founder of An Nhien Farm and the brains behind the successful pilot three-layer soft embankment model to prevent riverine erosion in Quang Nam.


Dr. CAO THANH NGHIEP
Architecture & Heritage Specialist

Architect Cao Thanh Nghiep is a member of the Vietnam Association of Architects. He has won such prestigious awards as the National Architecture Award on Preservation and Restoration in 2012, the Green Architecture Award in 2013 and the National Architecture Award on Planning in 2014. He has also been designing and restoring various architectural heritages in Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh City and other places.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. NGUYEN LAN HIEU
Doctor, Medical Specialist

Nguyen Lan Hieu is a Vietnamese doctor, associate professor, doctor of medicine, and politician. He is a member of the 14th National Assembly of Vietnam in the 2016-2021 tenure.


Dr. TRAN THANH LE
Geology & Hydrology Specialist

Dr. Tran Thanh Le is currently a lecturer in the Department of Water Resource Management, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment.


Dr. LE PHAT QUOI
Forestry Specialist

Dr. Le Phat Quoi is currently the Head of the Department of Natural Resources, the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and a national expert on Peatland Protection Project in Southeast Asia. Dr. Quoi was a member of the Mekong Delta Land Survey and Mapping from 1982 to 1992 and the co-manager of the Mekong River Basin Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Program from 2004 to 2006.


Dr. PHAM ANH TUAN
Fisheries Specialist

Dr. Pham Anh Tuan is the former Deputy Director General of Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries. He is an advisor on Song Foundation’s livelihood activities.


Dr. NGUYEN THI HAU
Culture & Heritage Specialist

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hau was born in 1958 in Hanoi. Her hometown is An Giang and she is now residing in Ho Chi Minh City. She graduated with a degree in History from the Ho Chi Minh City University in 1980, which is now VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She was a Doctor of Archeology at the Institute of Social Sciences in Ho Chi Minh City in 1997. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hau is currently the Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Historical Science, the General Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City History Association.


Dr. HOANG THUC HAO
Architecture Specialist

Dr. Hoang Thuc Hao was born in 1971 in Hanoi. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, National University of Civil Engineering in 1992 and a Master’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Turin – Italy in 2002. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Association of Architects, a member of the Vietnam Green Architecture Council, the Chairman of the Association of Architects of the National University of Civil Engineering, and the founder of 1+1>2 Architecture Office.


Dr. NGUYEN THE THANH
Journalist

Nguyen The Thanh is a well-known journalist; a member of the Editorial Council of Nguoi Do Thi magazine; the former Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and a member of the Executive Committee of Vietnam Women’s Union of Ho Chi Minh City. From the 1990s up to now, she has always been showing her interest, participating in and supporting non-mainstream cultural and artistic activities, and is highly respected by people inside and outside the art world.


Dr. NGUYEN HANH NGUYEN
Architecture Specialist

Dr. Architect. Nguyen Hanh Nguyen is currently the Head of the Department of Theory & History of Architecture, Faculty of Interior Design, University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City.