AES Vietnam President Joseph Uddo elected chair of AmCham Hanoi for 2024

January 4, 2024

The board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Hanoi) elected Mr. Joseph Uddo as its new Chairman for 2024. He succeeds Mr. John Rockhold who held the post in 2022 and 2023. With this election, Mr. Uddo is expected to serve as National Chairman of AmCham Vietnam this year.

Mr. Uddo said, “I look forward to working with AmCham members to further foster and deepen economic, social and business ties between Vietnam and the United States. He added, “It is with great humility that I take on this position to strengthen AmCham as the voice of American businesses in Vietnam in order to create a competitive and sustainable business climate for companies and investors here. I look forward to working with my AmCham colleagues across the country to ensure the organization’s ongoing success.”

Mr. Uddo currently serves as President of AES Vietnam, the largest US foreign direct investment in Vietnam and a next-generation energy company with over four decades of experience helping the world transition to clean, reliable energy. He is responsible for all aspects of AES’ business activities in Vietnam including the operation of the 1,242 MW Mong Duong 2 Thermal Power Plant, the development of the 2,250 MW Son My 2 combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) Power Plant together with the Son My LNG Terminal Project, the development of renewable energy projects and the commercialization in market of AES renewable technology investments such as Fluence and 5B. AES has offices in Hanoi, HCMC, Binh Thuan Province and Quang Ninh Province.

Prior to moving to Vietnam, Mr. Uddo served the AES Corporation as Vice President of Market Development, managing a commercial portfolio which included developing energy resilience solutions for the United States Government as well as various business development objectives across AES’ international businesses. He previously served in various energy policy and diplomatic roles in the U.S. Government.

Founded in 1994, AmCham Hanoi is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to increase trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam. AmCham members represent billions of dollars in foreign investment, tens of thousands of direct employees, hundreds of thousands of indirect employees, and a significant share of Vietnam’s exports and tax revenues. The United States is one of the top foreign investors in Vietnam and its biggest export market.

AmCham works closely with our partners in the Government of Vietnam to enable a business environment that attracts additional investment and drives innovation and sustainable growth in the country.

For more information, please contact:

Nguyen Thi Thu Hien

Communication specialist


Tel: 0943 575 959

AES Vietnam


About AES in Vietnam

Our vision is to be a leading sustainable power company in Vietnam that provides safe, reliable and affordable energy.

AES, through its subsidiary, AES Mong Duong Power Company Limited, has successfully developed and arranged financing for the Mong Duong 2 Power Project of 1,242 MW with total investment of approximately $2.1 billion. This project represents approximately 2.3% of the country’s installed capacity. To learn more, please visit

In November 2017, AES signed an MOU with PV Gas in the presence of the U.S. and Vietnamese presidents to develop the Son My LNG Terminal Project. In November 2019, AES also signed an MOU with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop a 2.2GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant under the BOT scheme, which will be located in Binh Thuan Province. In October 2020, AES Vietnam and PV GAS inked a Term Sheet of the Joint Venture Agreement for Son My LNG terminal. Together, the CCGT and terminal are expected to play a major role in shaping Vietnam’s energy future by diversifying the energy mix with imported LNG and meeting the country’s increasing demand for sustainable and affordable electricity. For more information, visit:

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