A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Chandler
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Chandler

Lessons from a Covid-19 year: wise leadership, of countries and companies, is about trust

  • The success of New Zealand and Vietnam in containing the coronavirus pandemic shows that the richest countries aren’t necessarily the best at managing a crisis
  • Amid the political turmoil and shortcomings of global governments, the private sector has, in many areas, risen to the occasion

A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone at a street cafe in Hanoi. Vietnam has contained the coronavirus faster than much of Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Richard Chandler

Richard Chandler

Richard F. Chandler is the founder and chairman of the Clermont Group, an international business group with businesses in health care, financial services and electric aviation. He is also the founder of the social impact organisation the Chandler Foundation, as well as the Chandler Institute of Governance, a privately-funded, non-profit organisation established to support national leadership and good governance.