Associate Program Director
Ngoc (Brian) Thang is the Associate Program Director at Network 20/20. He is also the co-founder and advisor of Leaders of The Future Organization, a ten-year-old nonprofit providing leadership and professional development training for high school students in Vietnam, and a member of the Board of Trustee of the Project Incubator for Young Social Entrepreneur, a youth organization that disrupts the opportunity gap in Vietnam by enhancing leadership capacity among disadvantaged youths who are passionate about making a difference in their home regions and Vietnam.
Before Network 20/20, Brian’s experience has focused on economic policy initiatives at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and legal advocacy for communities affected by economic investments and corruption during his work at the Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center, a grassroots NGO in Vietnam. His past research covers issues of regional disputes in the South China Sea and the development of global surgery policy in Tanzania.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Law from Hanoi Law University and a master’s degree in Global Affairs from the University of Notre Dame.