Gojek’s Vietnam unit loses second CEO within a year

Christy Le, CEO of Gojek’s Vietnam affiliate GoViet, is leaving her post after five months, local news outlet Zing.vn reported.

This is the second departure from the same role in less than a year. Le’s predecessor, Duc Nguyen, left in March along with chief growth officer Linh Nguyen.

Photo: GoViet

GoViet has confirmed her exit. “When we start out on a journey with new leadership, it is always with the best of intentions. However, after five months at the company, Christy has decided to take a different path. We always work hard to find a mutually agreeable way forward but were unable to do so in this instance, so we wish her the best in her future endeavors,” a spokesperson said.

“We are confident that the existing management team in Vietnam, supported by the knowledge and expertise of our international team, will ensure Go-Viet continues to create a positive impact while enjoying the exponential growth we’ve seen over the past year,” the company representative added.

According to a report by ABI Research, GoViet has 10.3% of the ride-hailing market in the country, compared to Grab’s 72.9%.

Prior to GoViet, Le was the country director of Vietnam for Facebook as well as a co-founder of Misfit Wearables, a smartwatch maker that was acquired by Fossil Group for US$260 million in 2015.