Nam Pham

Nam Pham possesses comprehensive experience in non-profit, government, and banking sectors in both domestic and international environments. Since December 2010, Nam has been the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID), the first Vietnamese American community development corporation in the US founded by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in 1994.

Located in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Boston, Viet-AID’s mission is to build a strong Vietnamese American community and a vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood. Viet-AID works towards this mission by building a community center, building community leadership and capacity, promoting youth leadership, developing affordable housing, and fostering economic development.

Nam has been a banker for more than 20 years in both lending and credit for premier community banks and large commercial banks. He was New England chief lending officer then chief credit officer for United Commercial Bank. Prior to that he was Vice President for Regional Lending for Citizens Bank and Asia Pacific Desk Officer for Bank of Boston. Nam also coauthors Lending Tools Kit for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

From 1994 to 2000 Nam served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. He has been a key note speaker and consultant on Asian American cultural and political issues. Nam also was a Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University.

In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and composing poetry.

Nam earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota‘s Carlson School of Management, and MPA in Political Economy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.



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