Dr. Kim Chi Tran-Gulbrandsen holds a BSc (First Class Honours) and a PhD in Chemistry from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. She worked as a petroleum chemist in Australia, research scientist in France, program specialist in UNESCO (Thailand, Indonesia and France) and associate professor in Japan. In 2005, Dr. Tran-Gulbrandsen moved to Norway where she worked as research scientist at the Norwegian Water Research Institute (NIVA), senior adviser at the Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) and senior adviser at the International Section of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). During her work with NVE, she was seconded to the Liberian Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy in Monrovia, Liberia for two years (2011-2013) as a resident adviser. In May 2014, Dr. Tran-Gulbrandsen joined PETRAD as a project director. She is associated with the Petrad Faculty as a project manager, advisor and lecturer.