Founders & Advisors

Our passionate people

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Australian-Vietnamese Jimmy Pham is the founder of a not-for-profit social enterprise KOTO which stands for “Know One, Teach One” in Vietnam. For over two decades, his unwavering commitment and resilience have played a pivotal role in bringing positive change to the lives of many disadvantaged youth in the country. Jimmy was passionate about using his experience, networks and resources to help launch VietHarvest, creating a collaborative and impact-driven eco-system.

Jimmy Pham
Co-Founder & Advisor | Ha Noi, VN
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First generation Australian-born of Vietnamese heritage, Louise has worked in the Australian food rescue scene for more than a decade and is a leader in the social impact sector. Her desire to connect with, learn from and contribute to her Vietnamese heritage has led her to drive this initiative to expand OzHarvest’s model to impact even more lives.

Louise Tran
Co-Founder & Advisor | Sydney, AUS
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A global citizen dedicated to living a full life of purpose. Amrit is a creator and a collaborator. He has lived and worked for more than a decade in South East Asia across large NGOs in the development sector, most recently at Save the Children managing humanitarian relief projects. Amrit is passionate about bringing this social enterprise and the mission of saving food and stopping hunger to life.

Amrit Misra
Country Manager

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Ronni-Kahn

CEO & Founder of OzHarvest and a global leader in social entrepreneurship. Ronni has extensive international networks across Australasia, Europe, USA, South Africa and more.

Ronni Kahn AO - Sydney, AUS
CEO & Founder OzHarvest
Jenny-Margetts

Jenny has a background in agronomy and has previously held R&D and business management roles in both corporate and family businesses. She runs her own consulting business, which provides industry and business development advice and services to a range of clients, principally from the horticulture sector including multiple projects based in Vietnam.

Jenny Margetts - Brisbane, AUS
Agriculture Consultant
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Melissa is a Partner at Allen’s legal firm and her team have committed to providing pro bono legal support to establish the new entity.

Melissa Keane - Ha Noi, VN
Partner, Allens
Sylvia-Nguyen

Sylvia is in real estate and hospitality development in Vietnam with Alphanam Group. She’s passionate about the role of the private sector in sustainable development.

Sylvia Nguyen - Ha Noi, VN
Board Director Alphanam
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Thao Nguyen is the Co-Founder of Australia-Vietnam Youth Dialogue and is the Managing Director of Global Ready LLC which provides cultural intelligence training services.

Thao Nguyen - HCMC, VN
MD, Global Ready LLC
Nguyen-Le-Lefarm

Lefarm specializes in the investment, production, export and import of Vietnam agricultural products. The company successfully launched the locally-produced Cavendish bananas to major local supermarkets, as well as export market.

Nguyen Le - HCMC, VN
Founder & MD, Lefarm
Janet-Salem

Janet is an expert in sustainable consumption and production. She has worked for the United Nations for over 13 years in Paris, Vienna and now Bangkok, where she leads the Asia and the Pacific work on sustainable lifestyles and innovation.

Janet Salem - Bangkok, TH
Programme Manager, Sustainable Consumption and Production, United Nations Environment
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Tuan is a social researcher and development professional with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of poverty alleviation, social justice, and governance.

Tuan Van Ta - Ha Noi, VN
Asia Regional Director, Action on Poverty