Luu Le Khanh Tien
HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2023
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTHead of Sales, Footwear
“The MGT Program is providing me a life-changing opportunity to absorb practical, relevant business knowledge, as well as a connection to a diverse community of highly-capable trade leaders.”
Luu Le Khanh Tien joined Avery Dennison as a Sales Executive in 2016 and was responsible for driving sales across global brands including Target, Puma, Uniqlo and Walmart. She led collaboration efforts between the Global Commercial Team and the local factory sales team to build a long-term strategy for footwear sales, support market entry operations for new products, and to establish more mutually beneficial interactions between factories and retail representatives. She now helms the department as the Head of Sales.
Prior to Avery Dennison, Tien worked for Holcim Vietnam as a management trainee rotating across areas such as commercial, operations and supply chain. She later worked as a Sales and Marketing Executive at Precio Fishbone.
Tien graduated from Foreign Trade University in 2014 with a bachelor ‘s degree in International Finance.
Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to see the big picture within the international apparel and footwear sourcing industry. I have learned how strategies are shaped over time, how to be agile and the importance of adapting to a more sustainable business model.
Being a Hinrich Foundation Global Trade leader will allow me to build upon what I’ve already learned and provide me with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing both my organization and my industry.
The MGT will also give me insights into a range of other business sectors including agriculture, technology, logistics and healthcare. This will help me “connect the dots” between different aspects and areas of trade, providing me exposure to a wide range of new approaches and management styles. I am particular excited to work with teammates from diverse backgrounds so I can learn from them and apply what I learn to enhance my current role and aid my organization.
Being part of the Hinrich Alumni community will provide a lifetime of opportunities to network with, learn from, and share ideas with a host of cross-sector professionals industrial partners. I am grateful for the chance to meet and study with extraordinary people, and to be inspired by them to become a better version of myself and make a positive impact on society.