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Tam Nguyen

Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corp

Tam is the general manager of bechtel.org, a social enterprise by Bechtel that is dedicated to building resilient and sustainable communities around the world. Concurrently, he is the global head of sustainability for Bechtel Corporation. He leads the formulation and implementation of Bechtel’s enterprise sustainability strategy and program. This includes corporate initiatives and services, stakeholder engagement and policy planning, business process and technology applications. Tam is a member of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Advisory Council, vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee and the Sustainable Development Goals task force of the U.S. Council for International Business, and a board member of Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation.

Tam has twenty years of progressive, diversified experience launching and leading new corporate policies, strategies and programs in sustainability and public affairs. He has authored numerous publications on social responsibility in the extractive sectors and continues to speak at international forums on the role of business in society and teach courses on corporate intrapreneurship.  

Educated in the United States, Europe, and Asia, he is a graduate of George Washington University, and holds a doctorate in business administration and two masters’ degrees in international business and international development.