|EVN general director Đặng Hoàng An has become deputy minister of industry and trade from May 15. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed a decision to appoint EVN general director Đặng Hoàng An to the position of deputy minister of industry and trade.
With the appointment, the position of the ministry’s fifth deputy minister has been filled after it was left vacant for nearly a year due to the dismissal of former deputy minister Hồ Thị Kim Thoa.
The decision came into effect on May 15.
An was born in 1965 in Hưng Yên Province, but his native village is in the northern province of Bắc Giang’s Hiệp Hòa District.
He graduated from the University of Electrical Machines Plzen (Czech Republic) in 1988 with a degree in electrical system engineering. He then pursued his master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in 1997, specialising in Electrical System Management, and gained his MBA in 2004.
An has 20 years of experience working in the power sector, including 10 years at EVN in different positions, such as deputy director of the national power system dispatching centre (A0), head of EVN Technical Power Network Department, deputy director of Electricity Transmission Company 1, head of EVN Planning Department and EVN deputy general director in July 2015.
Prior to his stint in the power sector, An worked at the Institute of Industrial Planning and Design (under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) from 1990 to October 1991 and at the Institute of Scientific Management (under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment) from November 1991 to January 1993. — VNS