Joana Hassan

Manager of Global Ethanol Programs
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Joana Hassan serves as the manager of global ethanol programs for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Hassan helps scale up global ethanol resources, implements programs and develops strategy for ethanol market development efforts.

Hassan previously served the Council as the ethanol programs coordinator, where she provided support to the global ethanol market development team, organized staff and member travel for visiting teams, facilitated program planning, correspondence, reports, and handled data management and contracting.

Hassan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College, and a master’s degree in business and management from the University of Maryland, College Park.


About The U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at