Born on 4thFebruary 1957 in Thakhek, Khammouane Province, Laos, Mr. Oudet Souvannavong hold a License of Mathematics and Physics from the University of the Lao PDR and a Certificate of Agriculture and Forest Industry Management from the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Sweden. He started his carrier at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Lao PDR from 1982 to 1989 and became a Regional Technical Adviser for different International Organization in the field of agriculture and rural development from 1990 to 2000. Mr. Oudet started his own business in 2000 and is now operating a number of businesses in the field of tourism hospitality and travel, and in the field of trading and investment. Mr. Oudet Joined the Board of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) in 200. He became Vice-President in charge of International Relation from 2004 to 2016 and hold the presidency of the institution since July 2016. By his social functions, Mr. Oudet is the Founder and President of the Lao Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA), and a Board Member of the ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHRA) and of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA). Mr. Oudet joined the Greater Mekong Sub-Region Business Council (GMS-BC) since 2008 and became Chairman of the Council since March 2018. Mr. Oudet is a Co-Founder of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) in 2002, held the chairmanship of the Council in 2004 and in 2016.