“I have called Vietnam home for many years now” – a sharing of our General Director
On the occasion of the Vietnam Independence Day (September 2nd), Vietnam Investment Review had an interview with DIGI-TEXX General Director – Mr. Alexander Bischoff. Below are some thoughts of Alex shared on the interview:
VIR: How do you feel about the development of Vietnam in the last few years?
Alex: Vietnam’s development is amazing. I like to take pictures and if you compare those taken during the last five years, you can see a lot of construction going on in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Danang. I hope the infrastructure can keep up with the growing traffic, especially in the downtown areas. Today most young Vietnamese can read, write, and speak decent English, and this opens many opportunities to connect to the outside world. In the area of education, the English language opens up doors to the latest research and will help the development of Vietnam.
VIR: DIGI-TEXX has been in Vietnam since the beginning of 2000s. Could you share your feeling and thoughts about the development of your company and how Vietnam contributed to the growth of DIGI-TEXX?
Alex: The founders of DIGI-TEXX made the right decision to set up the company in Vietnam. We were among the first business process outsourcing firms in the country, arriving several years before others showed up. If you are the first, you always have some advantages. One of which was that many Vietnamese studied in Germany and spoke the language. This helped to build immediate trust with our customers. It also made communication much easier. Throughout the years we have received a lot of support from Quang Trung Software City and from the local government. We were able to find loyal employees who were willing to contribute their ideas, time, and effort to build our company.
VIR: You live in Vietnam for a long time, do you feel so far away from Germany?
Alex: I have called Vietnam home for many years now. This is where I have put the center of my life. When I am away for more than two weeks I miss Ho Chi Minh City and when I arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, I am still excited to be home. Of course I am still very interested in what happens back in Germany, and I follow the news regularly. With the availability of communication systems, I can keep in close contact with my family and friends in Europe. It feels as if over the years Vietnam and Germany have come closer and the time difference become less important. Only when you hop on a plane and fly between the continents does the distance become apparent.
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