A Vietnamese national, Van completed studies in English and French at the Hanoi University for Foreign Study as well as studying General Business Management at the Hanoi Economic University. Other accolades include a Certificate of Hotel Manager and Marketing, a Certificate of International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a Test of English in Communication (TOEIC), a Certificate of Hotel Management, a Certificate of Accountant and a Certificate of Computer Office Software.
Most recently he held the position of General Manager and Director of Sales at the Hanoi Delight hotel and the Namngu Hotel in Hanoi. Previous experience includes being the Hotel General Manager at the Tuong Phat LTD Co, the General / Business Director at the Thai thinh Joint stock company (Asean resort) and General Manager & Sales Director at the Prince Hotel, Hue. From 2003 to October 2006 he was the Chief executive officer and Business management at Vinh LTD Company in Hanoi. And he was the Front Office / Sales Manager at the Prince Hotel, Hanoi.