Nam PhanAssistant Secretary for Business Development & International Trade
Nam has joined the Baker/Polito Administration since January 2015 as the Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade. He oversees the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass. Film Office, Mass Sport Marketing Office, and Mass. Office of International Trade & Investment. Previously, Nam was the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. (VietAID) from 2011-2015.
He has served on various boards. He cofounded Van Lang Vietnamese Language Center in Boston, serving 400 youths per year for the past 16 years.
Nam had been a commercial banker for more than 20 years in both lending and credit for premier community banks and large commercial banks. From 1994 to 2000 Nam served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment.
He has served on various boards. He cofounded Van Lang Vietnamese Language Center in Boston, serving 400 youths per year for the past 16 years. Currently, he chairs the Board of Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation and MassVentures, both are quasi-public lending and venture capital firms.
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.