Michael has been working and living in Vietnam for over twenty years and been involved with education projects for more than a decade and feels very passionate about providing educational opportunities for young children.
He founded Wisdomland together with like-minded partners and continues to lead the team of educators and administrators at the Wisdomland Preschools.
Prior to Wisdomland, he has co-founded the European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) and as its CEO oversaw the development of EIS into an IB continuum school within less than three years.
In career, stations included the CEO position of a Cable TV operator in Ho Chi Minh City and of a Joint Venture between Siemens and VNPT. He has earlier worked in Malaysia, and Indonesia and his home country Germany.
Dr. Kurt Berlin
Board Member of Wisdomland Preschools
As a trained scientist, Kurt first pursued a career at Tufts University in Boston followed by the Max-Planck-Institute in Berlin, where he co-founded a successful Biotechnology company which went public in Frankfurt.
Seeing excellent education as the key success factor for societies as well as individuals, he co-founded and joined Phorms, a chain of private bilingual schools in Germany. As a co-founder and director of Nobel Education Network, he established several new schools following the International Baccalaureate, amongst them European International School in HCMC where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2010-2015.
Today he is Managing Director and a founder of Stepke, a chain of German Kindergartens.
Ms. Minh Phuong Nguyen
COO of Wisdomland Preschools
Phuong joined Wisdomland in January 2020 and in her role as a COO she oversees all operational and academic affairs across schools. She is a seasoned educator with a 20-year track record in leadership positions.
Most recently before joining Wisdomland, Phuong headed the largest campus of the Vietnam Australia International Group of Schools with 3,000 students and more than 200 educators and administrators.
She will also involve with development strategies for the Preschool business and we will also draw on her expertise for development of Primary School Operations.