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Chau Cao NZTE MGT 21

Chau Cao




RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
Co-sponsor: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise


Sales Excellence Manager, APAC
Munters, Hanoi, Vietnam

“The Master of Global Trade program inspires me to become a better professional in laying a strong foundation to promote sustainable global trade.”

Alumni background

Chau is a business development and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience at multinational corporations. Currently, she serves as the Sales Excellence at Munters, where she leads sales process improvements for the APAC region. She leads initiatives relating to pricing strategy, partner programs, and value-based sales.

Prior to joining Munters, Chau held several managerial positions at multinational corporations, including Area Sales Director and Head of the Vietnam Representative Office of SKIOLD Group, and Business Development Manager of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Vietnam. She also held leadership roles in operations and marketing with the British Council, the East Meets West Foundation, and T&A Ogilvy.

Chau earned a bachelor's degree in International Economics from Hanoi National University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She completed her second Master's degree in Global Trade from RMIT University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program in 2021.

Personal statement

Starting off with a strong passion for international business, I took my first career steps by completing my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration in the 2000s. Since then, I have undergone a process of personal growth in different business roles, including my current one as a Business Development Manager at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

The Master of Global Trade program is a natural next step for me. It provides the most current knowledge of global trade, international exposure and networking opportunities. Through this course, I will become more effective in supporting New Zealand businesses in Vietnam.

The program presents a powerful pathway to professional advancement, preparing me to pursue a long-term career in trade. My focus will be on providing consultancy services for international companies exporting to Vietnam and for local exporters entering the global trade system.

My desire to be part of the program started when I first met Hinrich Foundation and RMIT teams to learn about their vision. I admired their passion and was thoroughly impressed by how motivated and successful the scholars and alumni have been. I was inspired to become a better professional in the field of trade, helping lay a strong foundation for the promotion of sustainable and inclusive trade between Vietnam and the world.

I would like to be an active alumna of the Hinrich Foundation and RMIT, participating in and supporting their events and projects in Vietnam, leveraging my network for knowledge-sharing initiatives, and being an industry mentor for RMIT. Hence, I will be contributing to the Foundation's mission of ‘developing the talent that will drive the sustainable transformation of trade and global value chains.’