Nguyen Anh Tuan

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Global Forum

Director, Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation

Nguyen Anh Tuan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Global Forum, and Director of Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation.

Tuan was the Founder and Chairman of the VietNamNet Media Group and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet, Vietnam’s preeminent online newspaper. Additionally, Tuan was the Founder and CEO of VASC Software and Media Company and VietNet, the first Internet service provider in Vietnam. Under Tuan’s leadership, VietNamNet has raised significant political issues resulting in several Vietnamese Government reforms. For his contributions to his native land, the Government of Vietnam named Tuan one of the nation’s 10 most outstanding young talents in 1996.

In 2009, Tuan conceived of an annual global initiative making September 9th World Compassion and Reconciliation Day. In 2011, he became a Pacific Leadership Fellow at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California San Diego. From February 2011 to July 2014 Tuan was an Associate of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He later became a Visiting Scholar at the College of Communication, Boston University for the academic years 2014-2015, and 2015-2016.

In December of 2012, Tuan co-founded the Boston Global Forum with Governor Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Three years later, Tuan and Governor Dukakis cofounded Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, where Tuan serves as Director.

In an effort to enhance cybersecurity worldwide, Tuan created Global Cybersecurity Day, produced the recent BGF-G7 Summit Initiative, and co-authored the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC). In November of 2017, Tuan and Governor Dukakis founded AI World Society Initiative.