Doctor of Economics, Belarus Academy of Agriculture; Master of Public Administration, Harvard University. Former: Head, Subject Division, Deputy Director, Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Projections; Director-General, Department of Policy; Director-General, Department of Planning and Projection, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD); Vice-Minister, MARD; Deputy Standing Secretary, An Giang's Provincial Party's Central Committee. Currently, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Member, Party Central Committee; Member, Vietnam National Assembly. Author of a number of research studies; Co-Author of the book Dragon Trail: Economic reform in Vietnam, edited by a group of authors of Harvard University; Author and Co-Author of a number of scientific articles published in Vietnamese and foreign journals.