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Ha Tram, managing director of Oriflame Vietnam, is a visionary leader with a passion for business and positive change. With her background in financial management and strategic planning, she spearheaded Oriflame Vietnam’s impressive turnaround, achieving three-digit sales growth consecutively from 2016 to 2018.

In the dynamic and ever-evolving beauty and wellness industry, the role of a managing director is crucial in steering a company towards success. One individual who exemplifies these qualities is Ha Tram, managing director of Oriflame Vietnam. From a young age, Ha Tram harbored a fascination with the intricacies of the business world and its potential to bring about positive change. Her journey began as chief financial officer at Otis Elevator, where she honed her skills in financial management and strategic planning. This experience laid the foundation for her subsequent professional endeavors.

Tram’s journey within Oriflame Vietnam began in 2002 when she joined the company as CFO. Her remarkable trajectory led to her appointment as CEO in 2015. Her impact on the company was profound, particularly in the realm of direct sales. Under her leadership, Oriflame Vietnam witnessed an impressive turnaround, experiencing three-digit sales growth rates over three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018. Ha Tram’s strategic decision-making, adept team leadership, and innovative approaches were instrumental in achieving these remarkable results. Her journey serves as an inspiring example of how a managing director can not only drive financial success but also foster a holistic approach to business that prioritizes people, innovation, and excellence.

In my journey as a business leader, I have cultivated expertise in pivotal areas that have significantly contributed to my success. A cornerstone of my skills lies in Strategic Planning and Execution, where I excel in developing plans that align with an organization’s mission and effectively executing them. This proficiency stems from a comprehensive understanding of the market, competition, and the unique value proposition, translating these insights into actionable strategies.

As a former CFO, Financial Management is a forte, with a keen focus on ensuring the financial health, sustainability, and growth of the company. My skills encompass budgeting, financial forecasting, and a strategic eye for identifying opportunities for both cost savings and revenue growth.

Oriflame empowers a skilled network of Brand Partners to meet the beauty and wellness needs of Vietnamese customers

Embracing a servant leadership philosophy, Team Leadership and Development represent another area of strength. I am committed to supporting my team’s growth, empowering them to take ownership of their work, and fostering a collaborative and open communication environment. Motivating and inspiring my team is a key aspect of my leadership style.

A Customer-Centric Approach underscores my commitment to understanding and fulfilling customer needs. Finally, I champion Continuous Improvement within the organization, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. Regular evaluation of processes and feedback helps identify areas for improvement, and I actively apply innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, quality, and overall customer satisfaction.

Oriflame Vietnam stands as a prominent player in the direct sales industry, specializing in beauty and wellness products. Holding the position of managing director at Oriflame Vietnam involves a multifaceted range of responsibilities.

At the core of my role is the oversight of all company functions, ensuring the alignment of our operations with strategic goals while maintaining smooth and efficient processes. This encompasses the management of various departments, including sales, marketing, finance, and human resources among others. My role as the managing director of Oriflame Vietnam revolves around ensuring the continual growth and prosperity of the company, striving to maintain a workplace that radiates positivity for our employees and steadfastly supporting our distributors while delivering top-quality products to our valued customers.

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My recent accomplishment of completing my first 21 kms in the ‘VPBank VnExpress Marathon 2024’ signifies more than physical endurance; it reflects my unwavering dedication. I aim to inspire my team and brand partners with a never-give-up attitude.

Much like the marathon’s challenges, the business world presents hurdles. Market volatility demands swift adaptation, resource constraints require optimization, and competition fosters growth. Leadership fatigue is countered by effective delegation and self-care, while risk management entails calculated decisions. Approaching these obstacles with a runner’s mindset involves focusing on milestones, learning from setbacks, and embracing community support. Overcoming these challenges underscores our team’s resilience, emphasizing adaptability, communication, and a clear vision in navigating uncertain terrain.

A pivotal achievement in my professional trajectory was orchestrating the remarkable turnaround of Oriflame Vietnam, achieving three-digit sales growth consistently from 2016 to 2018. This success can be attributed to strategic decision-making, effective team leadership, and a commitment to innovation.

CEO Ha Tram joins a ceremony to honor top Brand Partners with house awards

Throughout my career, my success mantra has been encapsulated in the phrase ‘leading is serving’. Embracing the philosophy of servant leadership, I firmly believe that a leader’s primary role is to serve their team. This guiding principle permeates every responsibility I undertake, emphasizing a spirit of service. Whether catering to the needs of customers, employees, or stakeholders, I prioritize service as the foundation of my approach. This philosophy has been a guiding light for my decisions and actions, proving instrumental in building robust relationships and attaining business success.

Practically, this involves fostering the development of the team, empowering them to take ownership of their work, and cultivating a culture of collaboration and open communication. Such an approach has played a pivotal role in creating a positive work environment and driving a culture of continuous improvement within the organizations I have led.

I anticipate the ongoing growth of women’s representation in Vietnam’s business landscape, signaling a shift from its traditionally male-dominated nature. Women, with their inherent nurturing qualities and heightened emotional intelligence, contribute significantly to leadership and problem-solving. To strengthen their representation further, breaking down barriers is imperative.

Ha Tram has been named one of Vietnam’s Top 10 Global Women Leaders for 2024. This prestigious recognition by The Global Woman Leader highlights her extensive industry experience, expertise as a business leader, and an inspirational professional journey. The award committee acknowledged Tram’s dedication to inspiring the next generation of Asian women in business.

 

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