Skip to content

Employee Background

Below you can read all about the The Trade Council's employees in Vietnam. The team consists of both Vietnamese and Danish staff who offer highly qualified consultancy services within their individual expertise areas. Their offered services will be based on extensive local knowledge and many years of experience working with different sectors.

Mr. TROELS JAKOBSEN, Head of Commercial Section in Vietnam (Hanoi)

Main areas of work
- Establishment of businesses within sales, production and distribution
- Contact to authorities and ministries
- Synergy between trade and development
- Trade policies
- Life-Sciences

Profile
Troels began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 with main responsibility within export credits and a Danish member of Phare and Tacis programme committees. From 1995 to 1999, he was Trade Attaché in the Embassy of Denmark in Bonn focusing primarily on ICT and the food industry. In the years 1999 to 2004, Troels was Commercial Counsellor in the Danish Consulate General in Los Angeles, where his focus was within ICT and biotech. Main priorities was to help Danish companies enter the US market. Further, he was responsible for Danish participation in CES, game developers conferences, international security conferences and more.
In 2004 to 2008, Troels was the responsible for the activities of the Trade Council of Denmark in Spain and Portugal and managed the team of export advisors at the Embassy of Denmark in Madrid.
After almost ten years abroad, he moved back to Copenhagen to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he, among others, worked with business development of the Trade Council, implementing new IT systems to facilitate knowledge sharing worldwide and was responsible for all resource management in the Trade Council. 
In 2016, he started as the Head of the Trade Department in the embassy of Denmark in Helsinki, in which he helped Danish firm export goods and services to Nordic and Baltic region. As of 2019, Troels is the Commercial Counsellor in Vietnam, Hanoi, he is team leader for the TC Asean Energy, Environment and Water team consisting of advisors in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jarkata, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Manilla and Bangkok.

He is also for more than 10 years an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business.

Educational background
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Contacts
E-mail: TROJAK@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (24) 3935 2928
MOBILE +84 913 270 374

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ms. Tran Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of Danish Economic & Commercial Office (DECO) and Trade and Investment Adviser (HCMC)


Main areas of work
- Energy, Water and Environment
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Finance and Investment
- Food and Retail
- CSR

Profile
Mai joined Embassy of Denmark, Economic and Commercial Office in HCMC (DECO) in September 2017 as Head of DECO and Trade and Investment Advisor. With extensive experience and knowledge in both private and public sectors in Vietnam, Mai has engaged in providing services for market entry strategies, industry analysis, opportunity identification and marketing campaigns for a number of Danish companies.
Prior to joining DECO, Mai had been Head of Investment section at UK’s Department for International Trade, British Embassy Vietnam and for many years working in private sector with companies in Telecommunication, Real Estate and Utilities.

Educational background
Master of Science in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment, University of York, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Economics, National Economics University, Vietnam

 

Contacts
E-mail: TTTMAI@UM.DK 
DIRECT +84 (28) 3821 9373 EXT. 21
MOBILE +84 93 827 3068

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Ms. VU PHUONG LAN, Trade and Investment Adviser (Hanoi)

Main areas of work
- Healthcare
- Oil & gas
- Logistics and shipping
- Garment

Profile
Lan joined the Commercial section in 2011 after working in a similar position at Embassy of Netherlands in Vietnam for a couple of years. She has actively worked with Danish companies extensively across quite a number of industries. Her focus area of work comprises of supporting and assisting Danish healthcare, garment, oil & gas, logistics and shipping companies in entering as well as expanding their presence in Vietnam. She has developed and maintained a close network to authorities, associations and businesses in these relevant sectors.

Educational background
Master of Business Administration, Asian Institute of Management, The Philippines
Bachelor of Business Management, Hanoi University, Vietnam

Contacts
E-mail: LANPVU@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (24) 3823 1888
MOBILE +84 945 109 339

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ms NGUYEN THI THU HANG, Trade and Investment Adviser (Hanoi)

Main areas of work
- Food
- Agriculture
- Fishery
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Education

Profile
Hang has over 14 years of practical experience working in the area of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, intellectual property and education which equip her with a deep understanding of the sectors as well as building up a wide network all over the country. Prior to joining the Embassy, Hang worked as a consultant on the agro business for Oxfam Quebec in Hanoi.

The aforementioned jobs have led her to engage in assisting the Danish companies in entering the Vietnamese market or doing commercial activities in Vietnam.

Educational background
Master of Education Administration, New England University, Australia

Contacts
E-mail: NTHANG@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (24) 3823 1888
MOBILE +84 912 002 165

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Ms. HANG THI THU LE, Trade and Investment Adviser (Hanoi)

Main areas of work
- Food
- Machinery

Profile   
Hang has five years of professional experience as a trade and investment advisor. Prior to joining the Embassy of Denmark, she worked for Korean Trade and Investment Promotion Agency under Korean Embassy in the positions of market researcher and investment consultant. Her thorough knowledge in different sectors and networks with Vietnamese government authorities, associations and Vietnamese business circles have been enriched, constantly broadened and tightened when she worked for the Embassy of Brazil as a trade officer.

Educational background
Master of Marketing, Sales and Services, ESCP Europe in collaboration with IAE de Paris Bachelor of Business English, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Contacts
E-mail: HANGLE@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (24) 39352956
MOBILE +84 904 235 128

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ms. NGUYEN HUYNH ANH, Trade and Investment Adviser DECO (HCMC)

Main areas of work
- Furniture
- Design
- Lifestyle
- Handicrafts
- ICT

Profile
Anh has joined the Embassy of Denmark, Economic and Commercial Office in Ho Chi Minh City (DECO) in April 2012 as a Trade and Investment Advisor. Prior to joining the Embassy, Anh has been working 3 years as a Senior Consultant at one Big Four consulting firms, which brought her professional and practical experience in tax issues, industry analysis, market entry, and business establishment. Anh has been working with many clients across different industries that helps enrich her diversified knowledge and network. She specializes in such areas as Furniture, Design, Lifestyle, Handicraft, and ICT. Anh has also developed and maintained a close connection with the authorities in Ho Chi Minh City and business associations in relevant sectors.

Educational background
Master of Business Administration, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Commerce, RMIT University, Australia

Contacts
E-mail: ANHNHU@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (8) 3821 9373 EXT. 12
MOBILE +84 908 680 070

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Mr. TRAN VIET HAI, Trade and Investment Adviser DECO (HCMC)

Main areas of work
- Retail and distribution
- Information Technology
- Financial Services

Profile
Hai has extended experience in providing corporate services to organization clients, from different countries and doing business in different industries. Hai has assisted his clients in application for licenses required for their operations in Vietnam. In addition, Hai also usually provides advisory services to his clients regarding regulatory, taxation and operational issues of Vietnam.

Prior to joining DECO, Hai has 5 years of professional experience in the Market Entry Group of a Big Four international accounting firm. Hai’s client portfolio includes: Fonterra, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Electric, Robert Bosch, TE Connectivity, Toyota Financial Services, TÜV Rheinland.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics, Vietnam

Contacts
E-mail: HAIRV@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (8) 3821 9373 EXT. 16
MOBILE +84 983 019 840

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mr. HOANG THI THU HIEN, Trade and Investment Adviser DECO (HCMC)

Main areas of work
- Taxation and labour
- Logistics and shipping
- CSR

Profile
Hien joined Embassy of Denmark, Economic and Commercial Office in HCMC (DECO) in September 2013 as a Trade and Investment Advisor. Prior to joining DECO Hien has 6 years of professional experience in Big Four international consulting firms, providing tax, labor compliance and advisory services to diversified companies.

At DECO, Hien mainly focuses on tax, labor and other Vietnamese regulatory requirements. Hien also assists in business set up including market entry analysis, licensing procedure for organization clients.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Foreign economics, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

Contacts
E-mail: HIENHT@UM.DK
DIRECT +84 (8) 3821 9373 EXT. 23
MOBILE +84 905 307 545

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

To contact the Trade Council please click here