Director of Operations, Vingroup-Penn Alliance
Tazeen Noor-Mclaughlin is the Director of Operations for the Vingroup-Penn Alliance, in the Penn Center for Global Health (CGH). In this role, she serves as project manager with responsibility for day-to-day fiscal and logistical activities for on-time delivery of work products on behalf of Penn. In addition, she is the primary liaison for Penn faculty and Vingroup counterparts, based in Vietnam. The alliance with Vingroup - Vietnam's largest conglomerate - is one in which Penn is partnering as an advisor to create new medical and nursing schools as part of the non-profit, VinUniversity as well as improving quality of care throughout Vingroup's healthcare system, Vinmec. This project has the potential to improve healthcare education and delivery across Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Tazeen previously served as the Senior Coordinator for Research and New Ventures in CGH. In this role, she worked with CGH leadership to consider and launch prospective and new ventures and to further CGH’s strategic goals, facilitated global health research funding, and managed the CGH Scholar program, designed to engage and connect extraordinary global health thought‐leaders and practitioners at Penn and across the globe.
Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Tazeen worked as a strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and TASC, Inc., with a focus on public sector clients in Washington DC; she advised clients on organizational effectiveness and managing change. She has also worked as a communications consultant at an international education nonprofit in Indonesia and conducted research at Bangladesh-based microcredit nonprofit, the Grameen Bank. She began her career as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of State.
Tazeen holds a Masters in International Affairs from George Washington University with a concentration in International Organizations and Law, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in three majors: International Relations, Economics and English. When she’s not at work, Tazeen enjoys geeking out about human behavior/classical South Asian music/fashion, being a foodie/coffee connoseiur or planning her next big trip.