Virginia Foote

Hanoi, Vietnam

Virginia B. Foote founded Bay Global Strategies, LLC with the goal to provide clients with critical knowledge and strategic planning for doing business in and with Vietnam. With over 20 years of experience in Vietnam and commendations including the President of Vietnam's Medal of Friendship (2007), Ms. Foote provides clients with top notch on-the-ground strategic advisory services, stakeholder engagement, and government relations.

Ms. Foote's extensive international experience ranges from investment banking to advising businesses, from leading NGO's to government consulting. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Foote served as President and Partner of Vietnam Partners LLC, providing investment banking and advisory services in Vietnam. With offices in New York City, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Washington, DC, Ms. Foote's work has included partnerships and advisories with Fortune 500 companies, major Vietnamese corporations, and small and medium size international companies, continuing today.

For three years, Ms. Foote served as Executive Vice President of the US-ASEAN Business Council, the membership trade association dedicated to improving relations between ASEAN countries and the U.S.

In 1989, Ms. Foote co-founded the non-profit U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council (USVTC) where she remains President today. Under Ms. Foote's leadership, USVTC played a leading role in normalization, the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and Vietnam's accession to the WTO and received the U.S. Ambassador's Award for Citizen Diplomacy (1999). Ms. Foote served as Chair for the U.S. Business Coalition for APEC 2006 and Chair of the U.S.-Vietnam WTO Coalition. USVTC continues to help efforts to build economic and political relationship between the US and Vietnam.  

She is currently a Governor on the American Chamber of Commerce - Hanoi and serves as President of the Board of the International Center. Ms. Foote also oversees humanitarian projects in Cambodia and Vietnam.

About Bay Global Strategies

Bay Global Strategies provides advisory services to help their clients understand and navigate the full business and government environment in Vietnam and beyond.