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Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz
Agriculture Manager , International Agriculture
Hanoi, Vietnam
Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz is an Agriculture and Rural Development Professional setting up agricultural production of medicinal crops in Vietnam. Previously, he was employed as Technical Director on 2,511 ha of organic date palm farms in Saudi Arabia. As Senior Advisor for Germany's GIZ, Volker improved commercial rice (7,000 ha) and vegetable (2,700 ha) production in Cambodia.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
Professional Experience:
Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz is currently Agriculture Manager for TH Herbals Joint Stock Company based in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is setting up large-scale multi-site agricultural production of medicinal crops incl. Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) and passionfruit.

In 2012, he worked as Director Agriculture Division for Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group on advanced agricultural operations on six organic date palm farms totaling 2,511 ha in Saudi Arabia. Earlier, Volker was a Technical Advisor for Germany's GIZ and working in Cambodia on improving commercial rice (7,000 ha) and vegetable (2,700 ha) production. During 2009-2010, he was Agriculture Manager at Jenaan Investment, an investment firm based in Abu Dhabi. He was stationed in Egypt and was in charge of managing agronomic practices for 5,685 ha forage crops including Alfalfa. Before this assignment, he worked as Director Quality Management at Van Der Hamm, a fruit & vegetable wholesaler in Germany. Earlier, Dr. Kleinhenz was working as Chief Agronomist for FieldFresh Foods, a vegetable producer and exporter with 2,688 ha in India.

Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz has 20 years of experience in World Agricultural Industry. He has been working with farms in Germany, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Australia. Besides his expertise in open field and greenhouse crop, soil, irrigation, fertilization and plant protection technologies, he is proficient in management of agricultural operations, and in rural development.
Education:
Technical University Munich, Freising/Germany

1992 - 1997: Ph.D. (Dr. agr.)
- Ph.D. thesis: "Technologies for Sustainable Vegetable Production in the Tropical Lowlands"

1986 - 1992: M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. agr. univ.)
- M.Sc. thesis: "Intercropping with legumes in the tropics"
- Studies of "Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences"
Affiliations and Achievements:
Since 03/2013: TH Herbals Joint Stock Company, Hanoi/Vietnam
Agriculture Manager

08/2012 - 02/2013: Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group, Jeddah/Saudi Arabia
Technical Director Agriculture Division

04 - 05/2012: Atheneum Partners and Monitor, Ha Tinh/Vietnam
Agriculture Consultant

03/2012: Gulf Craft, Malé/Maldives
Agriculture Consultant

2010 - 2012: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Phnom Penh/Cambodia
Senior Advisor

2009 - 2010: Jenaan Investment L.L.C., Cairo/Egypt
Manager Agriculture Division

2007 - 2009: Van der Hamm Fruit Trading Company Pvt. Ltd., Mannheim/Germany
Director Quality Management

2005 - 2006: FieldFresh Foods Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon/India
Chief Agronomist and Head - R&D

2001 - 2004: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok/Thailand
Project Consultant

2000 - 2001: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC), Tainan/Taiwan
Associate Scientist for Crop and Soil Management

1997 - 2000: Central Queensland University (CQU), Rockhampton/Australia
Research Officer

1997: K+S Group (International Potash Institute), Kassel/Germany
Freelance Author

1996 - 1997, 1991 - 1992: Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture (LfL), Freising/Germany
Programmer

1992 - 1995: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC), Tainan/Taiwan
Research Scholar

Recent Publication:
- KLEINHENZ, V., CHEA, S., HUN, N., 2013: Survey of rice cropping systems in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia. Rice Science, 20(2), 154-164.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, German
    Nationality:
    Germany
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/volkerkleinhenz
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