DG Vu Ho is a seasoned diplomat with over 20 years of rich experience in ASEAN affairs. Prior to assuming the current position, he has served different roles at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam including Desk Officer of Department of Economic Affairs (1993), Department of Southeast Asia (1993 – 1994), and ASEAN Department (1994 – 2005); Assistant Director-General, and then Deputy Director-General of ASEAN Department (2005 – 2013); Acting Director-General of the ASEAN Department (2016 – 2017) and Director-General of the ASEAN Department since 2017. He was appointed as Deputy ASEAN SOM Leader in 2021 and then Acting ASEAN SOM Leader in March 2022.
In his overseas posting, he was the Third Secretary of Viet Nam’s Embassy in Washington DC (1999 – 2002) and the Vice Consul-General of Viet Nam’s Consulate General in Houston (2013-2016).
Before beginning his diplomat career, he was the Chief of Office of Izvestia Russian Daily Newspapers (1988 – 1989) and Officer of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) (1992 – 1993).
DG Vu Ho graduated from the University of Language and International Studies in Hanoi, Vietnam National University, and gained his MA in Economics and International Relations from the Russian Foreign Trade Academy and Johns Hopkins University, respectively.