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Jimmy chats to the CEO of Vietcetera, 
Hao Tran.

Tune in to this podcast episode with host Hao Tran, CEO of Vietcetera to find out about Jimmy’s empowering journey and his opinion on the outlook of tourism and hospitality industry in the future. Listen here.

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On Radio 1, Rome's Rai Radio, Jimmy speaks to reporter, Francesca Baronio on the KOTO story.

Francesca Baronio

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KOTO - An inspiring journey towards greater sustainability

Tram Anh Pham

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Media Coverage

In the Headlines

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Rachel Bui

The Hanoi restaurant where empowerment is on the menu

Jane Sit

Vietnam Cafe Is Meal Ticket for Street Kids

David Lamb

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The “Godfather” of Vietnamese Social Enterprises

Viet Nam News

Meanwhile: A recipe that rescues Hanoi's street kids

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Meet Jimmy, the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

Bex Shapiro

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Street kids to five star chefs: an interview with Jimmy Pham

Adrian Holle

Delicious Vietnamese recipes with a serving of inspiration

Susan Jung

Jimmy Pham On Fostering Empathy And Seizing Moments As A Social Entrepreneur

Indio Myles

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Jimmy Pham appointed Member of the Order of Australia


This Vietnamese-Australian Is Turning Hanoi’s Impoverished Kids Into Top Chefs

Madeleine Keck

Entrepreneur Jimmy Pham went back to Vietnam to help lift others out of poverty

Tibor Krausz

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Giving food for thought

The Age

Jimmy Pham on leaving a positive tourism footprint through social enterprise

Kerry Newsome

Jimmy Phạm, Sáng lập Trường đào tạo nghề KOTO: Hạnh phúc với công việc đầy cảm xúc

Hoàng Oanh

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Elite Talks with Jimmy Pham

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Vietnam's Hard Knocks Kitchen

Adam Liaw

Have the Courage to Open Up Your Future: Jimmy Pham / Founder of KOTO

NHK Japan

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Everything is a Learning Process

Swinburne University of Technology Vietnam

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Jimmy Pham AM is an entrepreneur, businessman, mentor and educator who has transformed the lives of many marginalised young people in Vietnam through KOTO, the social enterprise he founded in 1999.

We were delighted to have Jimmy as a guest speaker at a leadership course we rain in Singapore this month. He is a compelling storyteller. He highlihted the leadership qualities required in all business, whether social enterprise or commercial and brought a fresh perspectives to challenged for consideration by the team.

If you want to understand the real impact of 'tough love' in leadership then there is no one better than Jimmy. His presentation was engaging, challenging and humorous and we look forward to working with him in the future to bring his special leadership approach to a wider audience.

Dagmar Schmidmaier AM & Michelle Woolven (The Thinking Woman and Co)
September 2022

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