Thao Griffiths is currently Policy Advisor to the Chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2016, she spent a year in Switzerland at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Prior to that, Thao was known for her work as Country Director of VVAF, an American NGO focusing on development issues and the US-Vietnam people-to- people diplomacy. Since March 2016, she serves as an inaugural member of the Advisory Committee of the Australian Government in Vietnam. Thao studied at the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Academy of Diplomacy and hold a Masters in Systems Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne and a Masters in International Relations from American University in Washington DC. She has 19 years’ experience in management, public health, development, climate change, security policy, and IT related business. In the private sector, she worked with Boeing, Bombardier Inc., Planned Systems International PSI, VOXIVA Inc., Microsoft Asia Pacific, and Cofffey. She has been a GCSP Security Leadership Fellow (Switzerland), an Endeavour Fellow (Australia), a Fulbright scholar (US), and an inaugural Eisenhower Fellow (US) from Vietnam in 2013.