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AN INTRODUCTION TO VINH HOAN
Its still early days for the aquaculture industry. Yet aquaculture is already playing a vital role in the global economy and holds vast potential as a source of sustainable nutrition and wellness products. Developing that potential is the focus of Vinh Hoan. As an international leader in sustainable aquaculture, we lead both by example with our own products and by education with our research division. The more our business succeeds, the more aquaculture succeeds and thats everybodys business.
OUR VISION FOR A BETTER WORLD AND HOW WE'RE GETTING THERE
Consumers should not have to choose between feeding their family and sustaining the environment. We believe both are possible if aquaculture can be developed in a manner that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. Meeting this challenge is the goal of every employee at Vinh Hoan and is the focus of our work and innovation across each of our three divisions.
Vinh Foods- Providing premium seafood from sustainable aquaculture
Vinh Aquaculture - Helping advance sustainable tropical aquaculture with a combination of research, development, education, and on-site training
Vinh Wellness - Providing premium wellness products derived from sustainable aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry still in its infancy, yet it offers tremendous promise. Done right, it can create jobs, stimulate local economies, feed the world, and provide innovative wellness products in a way that's both environmentally and economically sustainable.
The world we envision is one where aquaculture is the norm, providing an abundant supply of safe food and wellness products without environmental or economic trade-offs. That is the mission we have set for ourselves at Vinh Hoan. We've already made remarkable strides, successfully pioneering new approaches to sustainable aquaculture, environmental protection, and workforce development. But, our journey is just beginning.
THE STORY OF VINH HOAN
Truong Thi Le Khanh was born on the Mekong Delta in 1961. Her parents had a small fish farm where Mrs. Khanh worked as a child. From the start, she was enamored with food and healthy cooking. She wanted to become a chef, but lacked the opportunity to pursue her passion professionally. Instead, she attended the University of Finance and Accounting in Ho Chi Minh City. After graduation, she worked for many years as financial controller for state-owned fish farms. There, she learned about the aquaculture industry and the important role it would play in the world's future
As privatization of the aquaculture industry became more widespread in the mid-1990s, Mrs. Khanh decided to leave her job with the state and start her own aquaculture business. Her vision wasnt just to raise and sell fish. She wanted to use her passion for food combined with fifteen years of experience in aquaculture to make a difference and create the kind of company her baby daughter could grow up to be proud of.
With that as her starting point, Mrs. Khanh adopted the most advanced aquaculture techniques and farming practices, then worked tirelessly to improve them. To ensure the entire process met her standards, Mrs. Khanh developed the company in a vertically-integrated fashion.
Her formula worked. What started as one small fish farm soon grew to one of the largest aquaculture firms in the country and the largest Pangasius producer in the world. In 2007, the company was introduced on the Vietnamese Stock Market. Forbes magazine has recognized Vinh Hoan as one of the best publicly-traded companies in Vietnam and Mrs. Khanh as one of the country's top ten successful businesswomen.
Today Mrs. Khahn is actively pursuing her passion for delicious and healthy food as Vinh Hoan's Chairman of the Board. The company has changed a lot over the years, but Mrs. Khanhs' focus remains the same today as it was in 1997 challenging convention to create a world where sustainable aquaculture practices have become the norm , creating both products and prosperity.