Meet our team

Programme

Dam Trong Tuan - Representative, Rikolto in Vietnam, Good Food for Cities (GF4C) Programme Manager

Tuan Dam obtained a Bachelor’s Science in Forestry Management from the Vietnam National University of Forestry and a Master of Arts in Development Studies Science on Local and Regional Development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague - the Netherlands. Before joining Rikolto, he has more than 20 years of experience working in various local and international development organizations. In his early career, he was both project/programme officer and managerial positions for the grants funded by German BMZ, PARTNER Canada, ICCO-The Netherlands, CCFD-France, NPA-Norway, MISEREOR, SODI- Germany, EU, and IFAD. He successfully delivered achievements for results-based and multi-track projects/programes in complex and challenging settings and across from local and national to the Mekong and the Asia Pacific Regions. These projects/ programmes focus on strengthening institutional development and local capacity in farming, promoting green alternatives and agroecological value chains for sustainable and equitable economic growth including cross-cutting topics i.e., environmental sustainability and gender equity. Since 25 March 2022, he has been responsible for Representative of Rikolto in Vietnam and FSC Programme Manager of Rikolto in Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Den - Good Food for Cities (GF4C) Programme Officer

Den holds a Bachelor in Agronomy from Hanoi Agricultural University. Prior to joining Rikolto, she worked as a project officer for the Rural Development Services Center (RDSC). Her experience includes formulation and provision of technical training and capacity building for CBOs, production groups, and agriculture co-operative chain development with program partners in Viet Tri City. She is a proactive and enthusiastic worker, with experience in delivering/overseeing training, both technical and related to business management. Recently Den has completed the Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) training and obtained a score of over 90%.

Hang Duong - Good Food for Cities (GF4C) Programme Officer

Hang Duong holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Banking from Hanoi University (Vietnam) and a Master's Degree of Management in Agribusiness from Lincoln University (New Zealand). Before joining Rikolto, she has more than 8 years of experience working on community development projects in non-government organizations including WARECOD (Vietnam), Good Neighbors International (Korea) and SNV (Netherlands). At Rikolto, Hang is working in the Good Food for Cities programme as the Programme Officer.

Le Tuan - Senior Rice Programme Officer

Tuan Le obtained a Master's Degree in International Business from La Trobe University, Australia in 2012. Before joining Rikolto as a Senior Rice Programme Officer in November 2017, Tuan had 4 years of experience working in the rice sector in the Mekong Delta, during which he worked as a trading and planning deputy manager for Orient Rice Co., Ltd – a joint venture rice mill between Vinafood 1 and Louis Dreyfus Company. Drawing on his experience in the business sector, Tuan is now dedicated to contributing to the sustainable development of the rice sector in Vietnam.


Operations

Nguyen Thi Nhu Hoa - Head of Operations

Hoa obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economy and Accounting from the Commercial University in Hanoi. Before joining Rikolto Vietnam in April 2000, she had 7 years of working experience in the business sector as an accountant and chief accountant for both Vietnamese and international organizations. Previous positions within Rikolto include the positions of Accountant (2000-2005) and Financial Officer (2005-2006). She moved into the position of Finance and Administration Manager in July 2006. As the main responsible for the Finance/Administration unit, she ensures its efficient and effective operation, in order to contribute to the mission of Rikolto. In March 2022, Hoa became Head of Operations of Rikolto in Vietnam.

Ngo Thi Thu Phuong - Finance Officer

Phuong obtained a Master of Business Administration at the Franco-Vietnamese Center for Management Training (CFVG) of the Hanoi National Economic University. Before joining Rikolto as an accountant, Phuong worked for Gide Loyrette Nouel, a French lawyer's firm in Hanoi, and for Médecins du Monde, a French NGO, where she mainly worked in finance. Phuong joined the Rikolto team in September 2006. She is highly responsible, precise, and reliable.

Do Thi Tiep - Administrative Officer

Tiep graduated from Hanoi University Business and Technology, majoring in Business Management. Before Rikolto, she has been working as an Admin Officer in a manufactory for more than 3 years. She always enjoys supporting people and wants to contribute to creating a nice, effective, and professional working environment. Her dream is to travel around the world to meet different people and experience diverse cultures.

Vuong Tuyet Nhung – Communications Officer

Nhung obtained a Master of Public Relations at the Vietnam Academy of Journalism and Communication. She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages with a major in English from the University of Foreign Languages (Hanoi University). Nhung has 13 years of experience in communication, branding and visibility management, program promotion, media relations, and campaign strategies. She has developed communication products across different platforms, including media, websites, and other social media channels. Nhung joined the Rikolto team in September 2020.