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Crystal Lam

Managing Director, Vinawood

Crystal Thao Lam is the second generation leader of Vinawood Ltd., Vietnam’s largest wood component manufacturer specializing in customized window covering, millwork and architectural mouldings -- exporting worldwide to both developed and emerging markets. Throughout the 14 years of shedding much blood, sweat and tears; externally, Ms. Lam lead the firm’s expansion into new markets, product categories and strategic ventures. Internally, championed bold change management initiatives, transforming a patriarchal corporate culture to an environment of equality, accountability and grit. Ms. Lam is extremely vocal in supporting female leaders, declaring Vietnamese Women as “The Secret Weapon of Vietnam,” and often speaking for events such as the Forbes Women’s Summit and more. A California native, Ms. Lam is a proud alum of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Rhetoric and a B.A. in International Political Economy. Ms. Lam also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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