Nguyen Thi Mai Lan, PhD

Nguyen Thi Mai Lan, PhD

Senior Lecturer​, College of Business and Management

College of Business and Management


Dr. Alex Nguyen obtained her PhD in Finance from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Before joining VinUniversity, she has had 9 years of teaching experience in both Vietnam and AustraliaPrior to her teaching career, Dr. Alex had diverse industry experience at KPMG, VietinBank, and CMC corporation. She is currently the co-founder of a Facebook page named “Ca phe Fin”, that provides financial management consulting services for Vietnamese SMEs.  

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  • Financial analysts
  • Corporate finance
  • Banking


  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting 


  • Nguyen, L. T. M., Cheong, C. S., & Zurbruegg, R. (2021). Brokerage M&As and the peer effect on analyst forecast accuracy. International Review of Financial Analysis73, 101650. 
  • Nguyen, L. T. M., & Dinh, P. H. (2021). Ex-ante risk management and financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic: a study of Vietnamese firms. China Finance Review International. 
  • Nguyen, C.K., Nguyen, A.Q., Nguyen, N.Q., Nguyen, T.T.M., Chu, A.N., and Nguyen, L.T.M. (2021) Cash Holding and Financial Stability during a Crisis: A Case Study of Vietnamese Firms in Covid-19 Pandemic, Forum for Social Economics, Forthcoming 
  • Nguyen, L.T.M. and Duong, S. (2022). Policy Response to Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on the Vietnamese Economy: An Analysis of Social Media. In Shifting Economic, Financial and Banking Paradigm (pp. 47-61). Springer, Cham.


  • 2015 – 2018: Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship 
  • 2015: Employee of the Year Award – FPT University 
  • 2012: Best New Lecturer Award – FPT University 
  • 2012: Westminster Business School Prize 
  • 2011 – 2012: Westminster International Scholarship 
  • 2010: First Laureate – Foreign Trade University 


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Finance, the University of Adelaide, Australia 
  • Master of Science in Finance and Accounting, University of Westminster, UK 
  • Bachelor of International Business Economics, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam 
  • CFA level III