President’s Message

Hello and Welcome to the ESI Institute!

ESI Institute of Leadership & Management is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders across disciplines who make a positive difference in the region. The greatest strength of any institution is its people, so to all in the ESI Institute of Management community—and beyond—thank you for visiting and for supporting our school.

Dr. Steve Pham
Founding President

Dr Steve Pham is an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, author, and senior lecturer at the ESI Institute of Management. He currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer for various universities and institutes in areas of Leadership, International Human Resource Management, and Research Methods. Steve maintains a research focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and is interested in collaboration, making good decisions and ideas that help grow and develop businesses and communities. More specifically, this includes research projects on global leadership, strategic management, global trends of talent management and learning and development, applied psychology in human resources management, school counselling and youth mentorship.

Dr Steve is the founder of Education Services International and serves as Chief Executive Officer and senior education advisor of The ESI Group. In this capacity, Steve oversees the entire ESI group strategy, governance, and all aspects of the group’s education services and business activities. He also serves as the Founding Principal/President of ESI Institute of Management.

Dr. Steve has attended and presented at many international education conferences in SEA region such as the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Council of International Schools (CIS), International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), and connected with many international school leaders and HR practitioners in the region. In addition, he has provided counseling, coaching and school administrative leadership training sessions for school leaders and expatriate communities at many international schools and public schools in Vietnam.

Dr. Steve lives with his wife and two daughters Adelie and Ainsley in Saigon, Vietnam.