Lan Luong Dinh has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as value chain manager based in Hanoi, Vietnam. As value chain manager, Lan will lead the development and implementation of the research for development activities associated with the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam, and develop and manage the national partnerships required for those activities. In addition, he will be responsible for formulating locally grounded country value chain strategies to guide research and intervention activities of the program and overseeing and coordinating the implementation of field activities associated with the program. Lan has been engaged in agriculture and rural development, especially agriculture value chains, for more than 18 years now. He has carried out value chain analyses/researches and intervention design for a large number of value chains in Vietnam and other Asian countries. Lan holds an MSc in agricultural economics from South Korea, BA in international trade and BSc in agriculture from Hanoi. Prior to joining ILRI, Lan worked for INGOs (Oxfam, World Vision International) and a government research institution (National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection).