Nguyễn Thiện Nhân

In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Nguyễn, but is often simplified to Nguyen in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Nhân.
Nguyễn Thiện Nhân
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front
Assumed office
5 September 2013
Preceded by Huỳnh Đảm
Member of the Politburo
Assumed office
11 May 2013
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
2 August 2007  11 November 2013
Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Personal details
Born (1953-06-12) 12 June 1953
Cà Mau Province
Political party Communist Party

Nguyễn Thiện Nhân (born 12 June 1953, in Cà Mau Province), is the Chair of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.[1] He was a Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam between 2007 and 2013, and was Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam between 2006 and 2010. He is a member of the 11th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He had been the 1st vice mayor of Ho Chi Minh City before being appointed Minister of Education on June 28, 2006, by Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng. He was appointed by the National Assembly, upon recommendation of Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam.[2] He got a PhD in cybernetics at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in East Germany in 1979.

In 1993, he studied and earned an MPA of governance at the University of Oregon and a course of Investment Project Assessment at Harvard University, USA. He has been the professor at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Nguyễn Thiện Nhân is known for some efforts in reform of Vietnamese education system, widely supported by the Vietnamese public. He is also one of the high senior officials in Vietnamese government who has a good command of English along with Hoàng Trung Hải, another vice prime minister. He is fluent in English and German.[3]

Nguyễn Thiện Nhân's father is Nguyễn Thiện Thanh, a professor.


  2. Approval of the new members in the Cabinet on August 2, 2007, Người Lao Động News
  3. "Deputy ministers required to meet foreign language standards". Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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