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New Zealander narrates Vietnam’s resilience

By Vuong Anh

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HCMC – A book, “Wayne in Vietnam: In the Land of Resilience”, narrates the story of Wayne Besant, CEO of AIA Vietnam, who has lived in Vietnam for seven years. These stories are about Vietnam, the country Besant considers his second home, its resilience and its people.

Wayne Besant collaborated with Hoa Lai, a Vietnamese writer, to write 11 chapters of the Vietnamese English bilingual book within 18 months.

Speaking at the book launch on June 16, Besant said through the book, he wanted to share his stories about Vietnam and his seven-year journey in the country with everyone, especially his friends and colleagues from other countries, to help them learn more about Vietnam.

Born in New Zealand, Besant moved to Vietnam in 2015. During his seven years in Vietnam, he traveled to 53 provinces and cities, where he met interesting people and gained valuable experiences. He also realized it is the hard-working, resilient and committed people who contribute to Vietnam’s success. These personalities are also the foundation for him and his colleagues to advance in their careers.

Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Ba Chieu Social Sponsoring Center, which was established by a former New Zealand Ambassador 25 years ago to take care of orphaned girls.

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