Nguyễn Cát Thảo is the founder and CEO of Global Ready LLC, a Cultural Intelligence company helping clients to succeed in a globalized world. She is the first person from Vietnam to be certified in Cultural Intelligence by the Cultural Intelligence Center (US). Cat Thao is Board Chair and co-founder of the Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue. She founded and managed Ernst & Young Law Vietnam LLC after being Vietnam/Cambodia chief strategy officer for a multi-billion dollar investment fund. She was Regional Director for an Australian education company and management board member of two affiliate joint ventures in Vietnam and Myanmar. She was the first Asian person in Australia to be the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations General Assembly and was also a member of the Australian non-government delegation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva. Cat Thao was former Board Chair of Loreto Vietnam education charity. She graduated under full scholarship from Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Sydney University). In 2019, she was selected to participate in the CSC Leaders program from 53 countries in the Commonwealth. Her memoir, We Are Here, was a finalist in the NSW Literary Awards (Australia).