Dr Thai Lai started his career in Siemens in 1997 in the company’s Corporate Research unit in Princeton, USA. He then took on various corporate strategy, product development, sales and management roles in the now-defunct mobile phones division, as well as the Healthcare, Energy and Building Technologies divisions, in the US, Europe and Asia.
Dr Thai Lai Pham, CEO of Siemens ASEAN and Singapore (Photo: Siemens)
As Country CEO of Siemens Vietnam, Dr Thai Lai has grown the business and led Siemens to become a key infrastructure partner for the country. Siemens has most recently helped VinFast, Vietnam’s first volume car manufacturer, to build Southeast Asia’s first fully digital factory, and equipped Trung Nam Solar Park, Vietnam’s largest solar farm, with an electrical Balance of Plant solution.
In his new role as Siemens ASEAN’s CEO, Dr Thai Lai will help to sharpen the company’s industrial core of Digital Industries, Smart Infrastructure and Mobility businesses in the region.
Dr. Pham was born in Vietnam and grew up in Europe. He is the first Vietnamese CEO in Siemens’s history in Vietnam. After almost 30 years abroad, he’s very pleased to return “home” with his family, and is looking forward to a bright future with Vietnam./.