HCMC – The People’s Council of HCMC this morning, August 24, elected the permanent deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, Phan Van Mai, as new chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee.
Mai took over the post from Nguyen Thanh Phong, who had been just picked by the Politburo as deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.
Mai was born on February 25, 1973 in Thanh Phu Dong Commune, Giong Trom District, Ben Tre Province.
He held various positions including secretary of the Ben Tre Provincial Communist Youth Union, secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, standing secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation.
In 2014, he served as deputy secretary of the Ben Tre Provincial Party Committee and chairman of the provincial People’s Council.
At the 12th National Party Congress, he was elected as member of the Party Central Committee. By August 2019, he continued to be elected as secretary of the Ben Tre Provincial Party Committee for the 2015-2020 tenure.
In June 2021, the Politburo assigned Mai to hold the post of permanent deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee.
The existing Standing Board of the HCMC Party Committee includes Nguyen Van Nen, secretary of the municipal Party Committee, and three deputy secretaries: Phan Van Mai, Nguyen Ho Hai and chairwoman of the People’s Council of HCMC Nguyen Thi Le.