Euromoney Vietnam Global Investment Forum

Joakim Parker

Vietnam Mission Director

US Agency for International Development (USAID)


Joakim Parker, the director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam, has served in this position since September 2012. As lead for USAID/Vietnam and primary development adviser for the US embassy, he oversees development activities related to governance for broader-based and more inclusive growth, higher education, HIV/AIDS and avian influenza and other emerging pandemic threats, dioxin remediation at Da Nang airport, climate change, and support for persons with disabilities. A member of the Senior Foreign Service, he has worked for USAID in regional positions in Georgia, Peru and Ukraine. He also served in the US Peace Corps and the United Nations Environment Program in Africa. Mr Parker joined USAID in 1997 as a legal adviser after several years' legal practice with an international law firm. He holds degrees from Stanford University, University of California's Hastings College of Law, and University of the West Indies' Institute for International Relations.


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Wed 30 Sep 2015

JW Marriott, Hanoi