Nam Pham, Designee for Jay Ash
Assistant Secretary for Business Development, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Nam Pham possesses comprehensive experience in non-profit, government, and banking sectors in both domestic and international environments. Nam recently joined the Baker/Polito Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Business Development which oversees the Mass. Office of Business Development, Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass. Film Office and Mass. Office of International Trade & Investment. Previously Nam was the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID), the first Vietnamese American community development corporation in the US founded by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in 1994.
Nam has been a commercial banker for more than 20 years in both lending and credit for premier community banks and large commercial banks. In 2010, Nam coauthored Lending Tool Kits for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.
From 1994 to 2000 Nam served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment.
Nam has been a community leader for the past 30 years, serving on numerous boards. Currently, he is the President of the Vietnamese American Volunteers Association, a board member of the Boston Election Commission and Boston Neighborhood Network. Nam earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and MPA in Political Economy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.