Tran Trong Chien is currently an international consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) joint office in Hanoi, Vietnam. From 1996 to 2000, he served as a consultant to both the Council and ASA in Hoangvan, Vietnam. Prior to holding this position, he spent a year working for CP Thailand. However, for most of his career – almost 20 years - he worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam.
Chien studied animal science from 1967 to 1967 at the Hanoi Agricultural University. In 1980, Mr. Chien studied Animal Production in Germany. He perfected his English proficiency at the Hanoi College of Foreign Languages in 1984. Chien again found himself abroad when he continued his studies in the Netherlands and England in 1985.
Chien has been happily married since 1976 and has a son and a daughter.
The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and their products. The Council has nine international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.