Tho Quang Truong
Vietnamese, Master in International Business
What led to your interest in business?
I discovered my passion for business when opening a bookstore after I had finished high school. Moreover, doing business in an international environment helps me to improve my soft skills such as cross multicultural communication and team work.
Why did you decide to join BSL?
Small school for optimum performance; high reputation; convenient location in the hub of Europe; and recommendations from friends.
How has your experience been so far?
I enjoy studying in small classes as it allows for better communication between professors and students. Gaining practical skills and knowledge from professors who are real managers and practitioners has been another highlight for me. In addition, BSL’s multicultural environment, friendly and helpful staff, and interesting activities organized by the Student Council have made by experience truly enjoyable.
BSL provides a great learning environment that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop their future careers. Moreover, the friendly staff and multicultural atmosphere help students to achieve high performance and extend their network of contacts.
What are you passionate about? How will you bring your passion to your work in the future?
I am passionate about applying the sustainability values I have been exposed to during my studies at BSL to start my own firm. For example, I would love to encourage people in Vietnam to replace motorbikes by electric bikes reducing the urban pollution.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A leader in an innovation team that works towards contributing to society, such as Tesla and Google.
Who or what inspires you?
Electric vehicles and solar panel systems that can be the future of transportation. Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity, has been a great inspiration for me.
How do you see your professional future in 5 years from now? What will you be doing?
I would say it’s not easy to see the future. But I hope I will be working in an automobile firm or energy company that are doing sustainable projects.
I also wish I could launch an electric bike company in Vietnam to encourage people to switch to greener vehicles in order to reduce pollution in big cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
If you could make one significant change to the world, what would it be?
Building a system of solar panel and wind power in all poor countries that can help local people have electricity to improve the quality of life.