Dinh Ba Thanh is the Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC – the largest Media, Entertainment and Technology Group in Vietnam. He is today the recipient of two prestigious awards at the ACES Awards 2018 and the Asia HRD Awards 2018: the Eminent Leaders in Asia Award and Movers & Shakers Award.
In 11.10.2018, the ACES and Asia HRD award ceremonies were held at the Fairmont Hotel, Singapore and White Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.
DatVietVAC was founded in 1994, with operations in three companies: DatViet Media (Vietnam’s premier media company), DatViet OOH (Vietnam’s first Out-of-home advertising company) and DDB Vietnam (Vietnam’s first affiliate media agency). Their combination, under the banner of DatVietVAC, had a goal to transform the media and entertainment landscape of Vietnam and further.
Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC Mr Dinh Ba Thanh received the Eminent Leaders Awards, Singapore
Since inception, DatVietVAC has grown to include 11 companies, each of which has made its mark in a different field of Vietnam’s media and entertainment industry. These include Dong Tay Promotion, the largest production house for reality TV shows; TK-L, the first and largest television licensing company; M&T Pictures, Vietnam’s largest production house for TV drama; DID TV, the first private TV channel in Vietnam and Nomad MGMT, the first international talent management agency in Vietnam.
Operating within the DatVietVAC group, Nomad MGMT has become the foremost talents management agency in Vietnam, working to the highest international standards.
In 2017, VNR500 ranked DatVietVAC the first in Vietnam’s Media and Television industry; FAST500 ranked it the eleventh overall in a league of Vietnam’s fastest growing companies.
DatVietVAC continues to be the forefront of Vietnam’s Media and Entertainment industry. By integrating media, entertainment and technology on a vertical model, its hub has become the largest in Vietnam, transforming the nature of entertainment and media, and access to these across Vietnam. Its multimedia ecosystem commands the first place in streaming with 6 billion views and 13 million subscribers. September 2018 marked a milestone when DatVietVAC reached a monthly average of 1 billion views. Much of DatVietVAC’s output exemplifies the type of media that is actively changing the face of entertainment in Vietnam.
‘The Lightning Quizze’, produced by Dong Tay Promotion and ‘Stick Rice, Plain Rice’, Vietnam’s no.1 family movie, are typical of this movement.
Story of Yanxi Palace (Diên Hy Công Lược) and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (Như Ý Truyện) (copyrighted to TKL in Vietnam) were released in the third quarter of 2018 and have become the two most successful dramas in Vietnamese television history.
Story of Yanxi Palace (Diên Hy Công Lược) and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (Như Ý Truyện) (copyrighted to TKL in Vietnam)
At the 2018 Asean Economic Forum, held in Hanoi, from September 11, 2018 to September 13, 2018, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc listed DatVietVAC together with Vingroup and Viettel as key factors in Vietnam’s growing prosperity and competitiveness with international corporations. The event was attended by 850 leaders from ASEAN, more than 70 government ministers and 550 CEOs and Chairmen.
Mr. Dinh Ba Thanh was unable to attend the Movers and Shakers Awards due to an urgent business trip. Mr. Trieu The Hiep attended in his place.
The two awards marked Mr. Dinh Ba Thanh outstanding journey leading DatVietVAC to become the largest Media, Entertainment and Technology Group in Vietnam.