Melbourne, Australia — 5 October, 2023 — DS3-Global, an innovative Australian company changing the delivering of humanitarian aid, proudly announces the appointment of Mr Huy Truong as the Chairperson of the Board. Mr Truong's entrepreneurial journey and contribution to social impact make him a perfect fit to lead DS3-Global as it seeks to tackle a global humanitarian challenge.
Arriving in Australia in 1978 as a boat refugee, Mr Truong's life story is one of resilience and determination. His diverse career spans a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from impactful not-for-profit initiatives to key roles in government and commercial sectors.
Notably, Mr Truong serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Thrive Refugee Enterprise, a transformative organization empowering refugees to thrive in their new communities. He is also a Member of the Immigration Minister’s Settlement Advisory Council and chairs the Economic Participation committee for refugees and migrants, reporting to the Advisory Council. Mr Truong’s involvement extends to key roles in organisations such as the Migrant Justice Institute, Centre for Policy Development, and Save the Children’s Impact Fund Investment Committee. His commercial acumen is reflected in his position as Managing Director of York Avenue Investment, along with his past roles as CEO and founder in various ventures, including ALI Group, Jurlique International, and Wishlist.com.au.
Educationally, Mr Truong holds an Economic Honours Degree from Monash University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
DS3-Global, renowned for its innovative emergency accommodation shelters, is excited to have Mr Truong on board. His passion for entrepreneurship, coupled with his commitment to aiding refugees and migrants, aligns perfectly with the company's core values. Mr Truong's appointment has been met with enthusiasm from the company's Founder, Peter Hines. Mr Hines expressed his excitement, stating, "I am thrilled to welcome Huy Truong to DS3-Global. His wealth of experience and insights will undoubtedly bolster our efforts in providing crucial shelter solutions to displaced communities globally. Huy's dedication to humanitarian initiatives will be invaluable in driving DS3-Global's mission forward."
Mr Truong shared his enthusiasm about joining DS3-Global, saying, "I am excited to be a part of DS3-Global, an organisation tackling a global humanitarian challenge. I am keen to contribute to our shared mission of providing innovative emergency accommodation solutions to those most in need."
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DS3-Global is an innovative Australian company changing the delivery of humanitarian aid. Through innovation, social impact, and sustainability, DS3-Global strives to create transformative solutions that empower communities and improve lives in times of crisis.
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According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2022 there were 108.4 million people worldwide who had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.