Her Excellency Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is the President of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the country’s legislative body. She also serves as a member of the 12th Political Bureau (politburo) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and as the Chairwoman of the National Election Council. She is the most influential woman in the country.
A Master of Economics and a Bachelor in Finance and State Budgeting, Mrs. Kim Ngan began her career in 1975, when she served in various finance departments of economic zones across the country. Between 1991 and 1995 she progressed through various official positions at the Provincial Labour Confederation. In 2001, she was elected Member of the Party Central Committee, the highest authority within the Communist Party of Vietnam elected by the Party National Congresses.
Over the years, Mrs. Kim Ngan has held several key ministerial portfolios including Finance, Commerce, Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. She was subsequently elected as Vice President of the National Assembly, and was named as its President in 2016.