Dr Le Dang Doanh is currently a Senior Fellow of the Economic College, Hanoi National University (HNU) and member of the Scholar Board of Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM). He was a board member of the (private, independent) Institute of Development Studies, Hanoi, from November 2007 until the IDS was self-dissolved on 14 September 2009. Before that, Dr Le Dang Doanh was a senior economist and advisor to the Minister of Planning and Investment until his retirement in July 2007.
Dr. Le Dang Doanh served as Senior Advisor to the Sacombank from 2010 to 2012, as Independent member of the Director Board of the (SOE-equitized) Joint-Stock Company Ralaco in Hanoi in two terms from 2010 to 2012. He is Member of the Advisory Board of the Vietnam Holding Asset Management based in Switzerland.
In December 2012 he has been elected as Member of the National Board of the Vietnam’s Association of Economists and Member of the National Board of the Society Vietnam-US.
He is Member of the Advisory Board of Saigon Economic Times, Vietnam Financial Review, International Studies.
The UN has appointed him as Member of the Committees for Development Plolicy from January the 1 2016 to December the 31 2018.
He is an active independent consultant for economic issues in Vietnam.
Dr Le has also been a member of the (advisory) research commission of the Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1993 until June 2006; the president of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) between 1993 and 2001; vice-president of the CIEM from 1990 to 1993; and the senior economist to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Van Linh from 1989 until 1990.
In addition, Dr Le has lectured at universities and academies in Hanoi, and spent time as a visiting professor at the Nihon University in Tokyo. He has served on various boards and committees, including: the commission for state-owned enterprise reform; the research group of the Prime Minister for socio-economic and administration reform; the commission for finance and monetary policy; the Vietnam-Japan Research Council; and the commission for finance and foreign exchange in East and South East Asia of the Ministry of Finance of Japan, nominated by Minister Myazawa.
Dr Le is a widely published author, who has written newspaper articles, chapters for academic publications, and contributed to working papers and economic reviews.
Dr Le attended the Technical University of Leuna-Merseburg in Germany, where his work was awarded a high distinction. He pursued his postgraduate studies at the Academy of National Economy, Moscow, and the University of National Economy, Hanoi.
He has been awarded with the Merit Cross First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Order of Independence Third Class from SR Vietnam.