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H.E.Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong (Minister at Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

H.E.Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong

Minister at Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dr. Vu Tien Loc (Chairman and President at VCCI)

Dr. Vu Tien Loc

Chairman and President at VCCI
H.E.Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman (Ambassador at the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

H.E.Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman

Ambassador at the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Mr. Carsten Schittek

Head of Trade and Economic Affairs at EU Delegation
Dr. Albert T. Lieberg (FAO Representative in Vietnam)

Dr. Albert T. Lieberg

FAO Representative in Vietnam

Mr. Lieberg, born 1963, holding German and Estonian citizenship, speaks fluently five languages, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munchen (Germany) in Development Policy Planning, a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences.
Besides working for other multilateral organizations (World Bank, European Commission, UNDP, IFAD, WFP and others), Mr. Lieberg has since 1988 been rendering services continuously to FAO through a long series of assignments for a variety of Departments and in over fifty (50) different countries of Asia, Africa and Latin-America. Beyond his conceptual, managerial and technical capacity, Mr. Lieberg has gained solid knowledge of UN policies and procedures over the last two decades and is highly experienced in inter-agency cooperation and negotiations with governments and bi/multi-lateral development partners/donors.
For the past twenty years Mr. Lieberg has been working exclusively as Team-Leader and Senior Advisor on a series of high-level UN assignments - at the country as well as at the corporate level - and leading multi-disciplinary teams of national and international staff/consultants on partially complex and delicate missions. The focus of his assignments has been centred on rural/agricultural development strategy/policy and programme planning - including analysis, formulation and evaluation of frameworks, programmes and projects - with particular emphasis on poverty alleviation and income generation, food security and sustainable livelihoods, investment for development, post-conflict/post-disaster emergency/rehabilitation and related transition

Mr. Tran Thanh Hai (Deputy Director General, Agency of Foreign Trade at MOIT)

Mr. Tran Thanh Hai

Deputy Director General, Agency of Foreign Trade at MOIT
Mr. Kohei Sakata (Head of Customer Experience and Digital Strategy for Asia Pacific Crop Science Division at Bayer)

Mr. Kohei Sakata

Head of Customer Experience and Digital Strategy for Asia Pacific Crop Science Division at Bayer

Kohei Sakata is Head of Customer Experience and Digital Strategy for the Crop Science Division of Bayer, covering the whole Asia Pacific region including Australia/New Zealand, Greater China, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

Prior to taking on this role in April 2019, Kohei was Managing Director for Bayer Vietnam Ltd., as well as Country Commercial Lead for the Crop Science business in Vietnam since 2016. He first began his career with Bayer in Japan in 2013, as the Head of Marketing for Bayer CropScience K.K. Before joining Bayer, Kohei was Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company’s Japan office, a role he held since 2004.

Dr. Brian Hull (Country Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam)

Dr. Brian Hull

Country Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam

Dr. Brian Hull was born in Ireland. He joined ABB in 2000 in the Low Voltage Systems (LVS) business in the UK and then held various management roles including Managing Director for LVS in the UK, Managing Director for Measurement and Analytics in the UK and Ireland. Brian was Country Managing Director of ABB in Oman and Bahrain for 4 years before becoming Country Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam in 2017.
Brian brings many years of experience and a deep knowledge of key market trends and innovative technology solutions focusing on future-proof operations through digital transformation. He is passionate about smart technologies for cities, manufacturers, utilities and public services.

Mr. Willem Van Walt Meijer (General Director of Nedspice Processing Vietnam)

Mr. Willem Van Walt Meijer

General Director of Nedspice Processing Vietnam
Ms. Julie Ly (Sales and Marketing Manager at Control Union Vietnam Co., Ltd)

Ms. Julie Ly

Sales and Marketing Manager at Control Union Vietnam Co., Ltd

Julie Ly graduated with Hons Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University and held several sales and marketing positions at Deloitte, Pepsico, and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Julie Ly is now the Sales and Marketing Manager at Control Union focusing on sustainability and quality control within the agriculture, aquaculture, and textiles markets. Control Union was founded in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1920 rooted in agricultural inspections and has now grown to over 70 offices globally.

Mr. Nguyen Cao Tri (President at NS BlueScope Lysaght Vietnam)

Mr. Nguyen Cao Tri

President at NS BlueScope Lysaght Vietnam

Tri joined NS BlueScope Vietnam as a Vice President – Residential Retail & SME Business in 2016 and currently holds President role of NS BlueScope Lysaght Vietnam. In this position, Tri is responsible for leading growth for BlueScope’s downstream business in the country. As an Australian expert in steel solution with many advance technologies and solution (PEB solution, Agri-shed, Roofing and walling steel cladding composite steel decking,…), Lysaght business has been fulfilling Tri’s passion in innovation and bringing more values to customers
Most recently, Tri was Head of Super premium portfolio cum Trade Marketing Director for Ab Inbev, Customer Marketing Director for Diageo Vietnam. Prior than that, Tri had been in different senior management roles for consumers electronics brands as Samsung, Sony Ericsson which enriches his experiences across both sales and marketing functions.

Mr. Vincent Gothknecht (Chief Representative at I. Schroeder KG)

Mr. Vincent Gothknecht

Chief Representative at I. Schroeder KG
Mr. Vincent Mourou (Co-founder/General Director)

Mr. Vincent Mourou

Co-founder/General Director
Mr. Kha Thanh Hoang (Supply Chain Supervisor at Les Vergers Du Mékong)

Mr. Kha Thanh Hoang

Supply Chain Supervisor at Les Vergers Du Mékong

Ms. Nguyen Cam Trang

Deputy Director General of Agency of Foreign Trade, MOIT
Mr. Huynh Tien Dung (Country Director of IDH Vietnam)

Mr. Huynh Tien Dung

Country Director of IDH Vietnam

Dung is IDH Vietnam Country Director since 2017. Before joining IDH, he worked as Program Manager at WWF Vietnam and Sustainable Landscape Team Leader with SNV. He also had more than 10 years of working with government (MONRE and MOFI).
During his career, he has worked and has a lot of experiences in numerous areas of environmental sustainability including agriculture commodities, aquaculture and fisheries, climate change, biodiversity, wildlife and timber trade, forestry, wetlands, sustainable landscapes, etc.


Mr. Nguyen Nhu Cuong

Director General of Department of Crop Production, MARD
Mr. Nguyen Hai Minh (Vice Chairman at EuroCham Vietnam)

Mr. Nguyen Hai Minh

Vice Chairman at EuroCham Vietnam

Minh is Partner in charge of Tax & Business Advisory Services at Mazars Vietnam. Minh is also Vice-Chairman of EuroCham, and Executive Committee Member of the Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CEEC). Minh supports international groups and foreign invested companies doing business in Vietnam via technical advice and various advocacy activities toward Vietnamese Government agencies. He is active in promoting business cooperation between Vietnam and European countries.


Mr. Thierry Rocaboy

Chairman at EuroCham Food, Agri and Aqua Business Sector Committee (FAABS)
Mr. Kha Thanh Hoang (Supply Chain Supervisor at Les Vergers Du Mekong)

Mr. Kha Thanh Hoang

Supply Chain Supervisor at Les Vergers Du Mekong
Mr. Ywert Visser (Vice Chairman at EuroCham)

Mr. Ywert Visser

Vice Chairman at EuroCham