The private reception in honor of newly appointed Fulbright University Vietnam, President Dr. Scott Fritzen


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Friday, 25.08.2023. Vietnam Partners joined the private reception in honor of newly appointed Fulbright University Vietnam, President Dr. Scott Fritzen hosted by the U.S. Consul General, Susan Burns. Thank you for inviting us to your Residence. Dr. Scott Fritzen starts as the university’s second president at Fulbright from July 1, 2023.

In 1994-1995, Dr. Scott first lived in Vietnam as a graduate student working with a number of UN agencies and NGOs and becoming the first American to receive a Fulbright scholarship in the post-war era. At the same time, Bradley was based in Hanoi acting as a Representative of Citibank and Citigroup in Vietnam, Bradley and Dr. Scott has been getting to know each other through involvement at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi those days when Brad was the first Chairman of the community, then pursued international/ professional Banking & Business and Scott pursued his international/ professional career path in Education years later.

Dr. Scott Fritzen - President, Fulbright University Vietnam taking pictures with Bradley Lalonde and Phoenix Nguyen, Business Development and Assistant to Chairman of VP-LLC.

More exciting to know that Dr. Scott Fritzen and our Chairman Bradley both grew up and finished high-school in Flint, Michigan. While Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Michigan State University, and Bradley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Michigan.

By that, we wish Dr. Scott all the best for the new chapter with Fulbright University Vietnam, and Vietnam Partners hopes to join hands supporting not only capital advisory for the new campus in District 9 but the professional training programs for Vietnamese’s Executives level involving with the University of Michigan as well.

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Vietnam Partners is the leading boutique investment banking and advisory with over 20 years history in the United States and Vietnam relations. Formed as an independent company in 2003, its founders trace their on-the-ground engagement in Vietnam back to 1994, Vietnam Partners is focusing on four key pillars as Corporate Access, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital & Advisory Solutions following decades of building businesses in emerging markets around the world. The firm is operating the head-office in New York and the representative office in Ho Chi Minh City.


Fulbright University Vietnam is Vietnam’s first independent, not-for-profit, liberal arts university. Globally integrated but deeply embedded in Vietnamese society, Fulbright is dedicated to providing a world-class education, utilizing the latest advancements in institutional design, teaching, learning, technology and other fields to create an institution that is both innovative and globally relevant. Importantly, Fulbright is committed to serving Vietnamese society through rigorous research and responsible civic engagement. 

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