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Hang Trinh

Hang Trinh




RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2023


Trade Policy Advisor - Agriculture & Market Access
British Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam

“This program brings together a diverse and incredible community of trade practitioners. There is so much we can share and learn from each other to transform the future of trade.”

Alumni background

Hang Trinh brings over 15 years of experience in international development and sustainability to her current role as Trade Policy Advisor for Agriculture and Market Access at the British Embassy in Hanoi. With a strong focus on international cooperation, Hang has spent her career working in both non-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions.

In her current role, Hang leads the market access portfolio for key and complex UK exports of agricultural products, food, and beverages. Additionally, her responsibilities encompass broader policy areas related to the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, ensuring smooth trade relations between the two nations.

Prior to joining the British Embassy, Hang served as a Policy Advisor for the New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi, primarily focusing on the agriculture sector. In this role, she played a pivotal role in facilitating trade between New Zealand and Vietnam by providing valuable advice and guidance to stakeholders on food safety policies and market access regulations.

Hang's dedication to fostering transparency and efficiency extends beyond trade policy. She played a key role in the development and success of the USAID/Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Project, which aimed to improve understanding and transparency around administrative procedures.

Hang holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics from Hanoi Open University and a Master's degree in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. She earned a Graduate Diploma in Global Trade from RMIT University in 2022 through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program.

Personal statement

I wish to expand my technical knowledge of trade and turn my focus towards its wide scale in relation to industry operations and business management. While the current work in agricultural trade and market access has offered me the knowledge, insights and regulatory engagement in the sphere of policy, I nurture an aspiration towards exploring and understanding the industry’s dynamics, its operation, business development and practice, and strategy formation.

What the Master of Global Trade program offers is really unique and relevant – a combination of academic knowledge and industrial practices crafted for the sustainable future of trade. In the context of the global pandemic shaking the world’s ground and disrupting trade, this program is a valuable opportunity for me to gain in-depth practical knowledge, play an active role in the industry and adapt to new challenges. I also appreciate how the program factors in courses such as Leadership and Ethics, and Managing Across Cultures in its design. These matters truly align with my values and professional ethics, and I am looking forward to being enlightened and engaged in the course discussion.

I believe this program will empower me to become a confident leader in trade. With the support and sharing from the Hinrich Foundation community, I believe the amount of knowledge, understanding and engagement I obtain will be invaluable for my career development.