The 2013 Nikkei Asia Prize by Nikkei Inc, the leading media corporation in Japan has been awarded to Dr. Truong Gia Binh - Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer of FPT Corporation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Regional Growth in Information Technology industry. Dr. Truong is the first Vietnamese entrepreneur to be honored by Nikkei Inc. in 18 years. The official award is expected to be held in Tokyo, Japan on May 22nd.
Nikkei Asia is an annual event to recognize 3 individuals and organizations throughout Asia (except for Japan) with outstanding achievement and influence in improving life quality and establishing sustainable development in the region.
As the founder of FPT Corporation, the largest information technology company in Vietnam, Dr. Truong Gia Binh has been honored by Nikkei for his contribution to the development of Vietnam Information Technology industry with the foundation of Vietnam Software and IT Services Association which has been doing an excellent job as a channel to connect Vietnam software companies to governments, associations and clients; and FPT University to foster young and skilled IT experts.
"It was such a great honor to receive the award in the field of Regional Growth from Nikkei Inc. Japan has long been a strategic partner of Vietnam, and I believe, by co-operating with Japan – the world leader in technology, Vietnam’s software industry will be able to catch up with and even surpass other nations like India and China. We have long been proposing Vietnam as the new destination in research and development (R & D), IT Services and Software Outsourcing for Japan and other countries in the world.", said Dr.Truong Gia Binh.