Nguyễn Tấn Dũng

Prime Minister of Vietnam

Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (born 17 November 1949) is a Vietnamese politician who was prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 27 June 2006 to his retirement in 2016. He was elected to the post by National Assembly and nominated by his predecessor Phan Văn Khải who retired from office.

Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (2014)
6th Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
27 June 2006 – 7 April 2016
PresidentNguyễn Minh Triết
Trương Tấn Sang
Trần Đại Quang
DeputyNguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded byPhan Văn Khải
Succeeded byNguyễn Xuân Phúc
First Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
29 September 1997 – 27 June 2006
Prime MinisterPhan Văn Khải
Preceded byPhan Văn Khải
Succeeded byNguyễn Sinh Hùng
Governor of the State Bank
In office
May 1998 – 11 December 1999
Preceded byCao Si Kiem
Succeeded byLe Duc Thuy
Head of the Party Central Committee Economic Commission
In office
June 1996 – August 1997
Preceded byPhan Diễn
Succeeded byTrương Tấn Sang
Deputy Minister of Public Security
In office
January 1995 – August 1998
Personal details
Born (1949-11-17) 17 November 1949 (age 74)
Cà Mau, South Vietnam (now Vietnam)
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam
Spouse(s)Trần Thanh Kiệm
Military service
Allegiance Vietnam
Branch/service People's Army
Years of service1961–1984
Battles/warsVietnam War

Nguyễn Tấn Dũng became member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 10 June 1967. He became member of the Politburo of the party in 1996. He became deputy prime minister of Vietnam in 1997. In 1998 he served as the governor of the State Bank of Vietnam. He was elected Prime Minister on 27 June 2006 after his predecessor Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải decided to retire. He was re-elected on 25 July 2011. In 7 April 2016 he wasn't able to maintain his post in the party and stepped down from his position as Prime Minister.