Jean-Charles Diener

Jean-Charles Diener is a French national from the Brittany region in France. With a master ‘s degree of Agronomy specialized in Aquaculture obtained at the CIRAD of Montpellier, Diener developed a farming of Tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) in Gabon, Africa inside the Lékédi Park with SODEPAL ( COMILOG Cableway ). In the Philippines, Diener worked with CIRAD on the Black Tiger farming ( Penaeus monodon ) and study the benefit to grow Black tiger together with Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus and Oreochromis mossambicus ) and Bangus / Milkfish ( Chanos chanos ).

Since 2000, Diener has been based in Vietnam. After working for Proconco, a French-Vietnamese joint venture, Diener worked for six years in Vietnamese company specialized in farming, processing and exporting of Pangasius. Diener worked in this company from its beginning to its apogee where it became one of the top 15 biggest seafood companies in Vietnam. [1]

After that, Diener founded OFCO Sourcing in 2007, specializing in sourcing and inspection offering services as agent and trader. In 2008 they stopped their services of the agent and trader, and concentrated on pre-shipment inspection, loading supervision and consultancy services. They stated that “we can not judge and party at the same time”, that “we can not properly judge the quality of the consignment, we are also responsible for buying this consignment [2] “. To avoid any conflict of interest, they do not buy or sell seafood.

OFCO Sourcing expand to become in 2011 OFCO Group, an independent third party inspection company recognized internationally as one of the most reliable inspection company in Vietnam. After years of inspection in Vietnam, OFCO has gained credibility.

Diener is one of the most legitimate seafood specialists in Vietnam and has contributed to the development of Pangasius ( Pangasius hypophthalmus ). [3] Several publications about Jean-Charles Diener attest of his actions to develop the seafood industry in Vietnam.


  1. Jump up^ “Mr Jean-Charles Diener CEO OFCO Sourcing Vietnam” (PDF) .
  2. Jump up^ Diener, Jean-Charles. “OFCO Group: the seafood specialist with common sense” . OFCO Group .
  3. Jump up^ “The three key steps to restore the image of Pangasius” (PDF) . Vietfish International (VASEP).

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