Dr. Vu Tien Loc Member of Parliament of 14th Legislature (2016 – 2021) Chairman and President of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Chairman of The National Council on Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Enhancement Chairman of The National Comitee of Public Private Partnerhip Chairman of APEC CEO Summit 2017 Chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dr Vu Tien Loc has been President and Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) since 2003. He is a senior Member of the National Assembly since 2002, and is a member of its Economic Committee. Dr Loc is also President of ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Born in the northern coastal province of Thai Binh in 1960, Dr Loc holds a number of important positions. These include, but are not limited to: Chair of the Central Council for Vietnamese Businesses, Co-Chair of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), and Vice Chair of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedures Reform. Dr Loc has been at the forefront of establishing formal business associations and having business and entrepreneurship recognized by Government and the Party as a praiseworthy sector. Such has been Dr Loc’s centrality to business advocacy is that in 2013 he proposed to – and convinced – the National Assembly that business and entrepreneurship be recognized in the Constitution of Vietnam. Dr Loc is Founder and Chair of the National Program on Improving Vietnam’s Competitiveness. He has overseen creation of the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) and the Ministerial Effectiveness Index (MEI) in order to motivate the reform process and improve authorities’ governance. He has chaired and directed the implementation of first development programs for Small and Medium Enterprises for almost two decades. Besides, Dr Loc is a champion of creating favourable conditions for micro-enterprises and start-ups. Dr Vu Tien Loc has a PhD in Economics. He has chaired many research projects and lectured at several major universities in Vietnam and abroad./.