Kim-Chi Trinh is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Before entering academia, she worked for nearly a decade in the financial services industry where she last served as a Country Manager of Aetna International's Vietnam operation and a Board Member of its Southeast Asia Board of Directors.
As a professor who has taught Business Strategy to MBAs, undergraduates, and executives in the U.S. and Asia, Dr. Trinh is well-known for her dynamic, interactive teaching style. She has been awarded recognition from both students and faculty as Best MBA Lecturer of the Year and Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Dr. Trinh's research links theory and practice in the areas of organizational learning and renewal, strategic alliances, and corporate governance. Her research has appeared in the OECD's White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia, the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, the Handbook of 21st Century Management, and the European Management Review.
Dr. Trinh also provides strategic advisory services to corporations and non-profit organizations active in Southeast Asia. Currently, she serves on a number of Board of Advisors in Vietnam, including VietnamNet, FPT Vietnam, the Global Corporate Network, and the Hanoi School of Business. She has also been a recurring participant in Asian Corporate Governance Roundtables hosted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), engaging in dialogues on the critical corporate governance challenges facing publicly traded Asian corporations.
Dr. Trinh is a Vietnamese American. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Strategy from Duke University and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from Cornell University.