The INCU Secretariat is located in Canberra, Australia, in the heart of Australia's political scene, approximately 500 metres from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 700 metres from the Australian Parliament House and just over 1 km from the Australian Prime Minister's residence.
Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, Head of Secretariat
Mikhail Kashubsky is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University and a qualified Australian lawyer admitted to legal practice in 2005.
Mikhail holds Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master of Laws and a PhD. He has been teaching various subjects since 2005. His areas of specialisation are international trade law and offshore petroleum security law. Mikhail's research interests include offshore oil and gas law, maritime and offshore security law, marine environment pollution law, and customs law, on which topics he has also published. In 2015, Mikhail was awarded the title of an Honorary Customs Officer of the Republic of Azerbaijan for cooperation with and contribution to Azerbaijan Customs Service.
Mr Roman Hansch, Project Coordinator and Research Officer
Roman Hansch studied law at the University of Muenster, Germany and the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He works as a student research assistant at the Institute of Tax Law, Department of Customs and Excise at the University of Muenster. Roman also works for the AWA Foreign Trade Academy and AWB Legal Consultancy, based in Muenster. From 2001 to 2012, Roman was a police officer at the Police Departments of Duesseldorf and Dortmund, Germany. In 2010 he started his academic career at the University of Muenster and is about to graduate with a law degree.
Roman has focused his academic studies so far on constitutional law and administrative law. Since 2011, his studies are supported by a scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Mr Md Tariq Hassan, Membership Affairs and Communications Officer
Mr. Tariq Hassan is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service Customs and Excise Cadre. He is currently on deputation and pursuing his second Masters degree in International and Development Economics as an Australia Awards Scholar at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He is also the General Secretary of ANU Bangladesh Students Association in Canberra. Prior to this, he has worked in various capacities both in the private and public sector for seven years. Before taking a study leave he held the position of Assistant Commissioner and Divisional Officer at Bangladesh Customs where he had to play various roles related to both customs affairs and VAT. In the private sector, he has held various positions in the field of marketing and communication. His portfolio includes working for Transcom Foods Limited, the leading franchisee for the world famous brands such as KFC and Pizza Hut in Bangladesh and a leading IT firm. He started his career in the academia as a Lecturer of Computer Science at Dhaka International University and later he decided to diversify his professional activities.
Tariq holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA degree from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. His areas of interest are international trade, revenue management, environmental economics and green customs.
Mr Jia-Yuan Yao, Website Administrator
Jia-Yuan Yao is a senior student at the Shanghai Customs College (SCC) majoring in Customs Management. Yao demonstrated strong interest in many aspects including Anthropology, Philosophy, Technology and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yao is currently working on the intelligent model for Single-Window system and focusing on customs related technologies.
Mr Atem Dhieu Garang, Research Officer
Atem Dhieu Garang is the President of the Republic of South Sudan-Australian Community Association in the Australian Capital Territory Incorporated (RSSACA) and a Research Officer at the INCU Secretariat. Prior to this, Atem has held positions in a number of organisations in Australia and overseas including ACT Government, Education & Training Directorate (2011), the Mosaic Recruitment Agency (2012-2013), the Iraqi Cultural Attache Office in the ACT, Australia (2015) as well as a number of other volunteer positions including the President of the South Sudanese Ayual Community Association in Australia Incorporated (ACAA).
Prior to coming to Australia, from 2004-2005, Atem taught in the Kenyan Kakuma Refugee Camp for children aged between 1-8 years. Atem holds a Diploma of Public Relations from Strategic Management Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, and a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations degree from the University of Canberra, and a Master of International Customs Law and Administration from the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), University of Canberra.
Ms Wen-Ying Wang, Research Officer
Ms Wen-Ying Wang has recently completed Master of Finance degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia. She is a former student and intern of the Shanghai Customs College. Wen-Ying holds a Bachelor of Finance and a Bachelor of English from the Shandong Agricultural University in China. Her professional interests are in banking and international trade and she plans to pursue a career as an international trade and investment consultant. Ms Wang has benefited greatly from postgraduate studies and, through her internships at the Shanghai Customs College and INCU, she is delighted to be able to make a contribution to the international academic and customs community.
Ms Yun-Wen Gan, Assistant Website Administrator
Ms Yun-Wen Gan is an undergraduate student at Shanghai Customs College (SCC) majoring in Customs Management, and she is also studying International Economics and Trade at Fudan University. Ms Gan has good writing and copyediting skills, and she is fond of computer technology. Currently, she manages several official WeChat accounts and is participating in the contest on innovation and entrepreneurship for undergraduates in relation to the WeChat platform. Ms Gan has been able to attain and maintain stable numbers of followers, showing good editorial and administrative performance.
Mr Dmitry Korol, e-Library Administrator
Mr Dmitry Korol is an undergraduate student at the North-Western Institute of Management of the Presidential Academy (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Dmitry Korol is studying customs affairs and risk management. His academic interests are digital customs, innovative technologies in international supply chains and foreign trade business. Dmitry Korol is the member of employment programme for the best and most gifted students of the North-Western Institute of Management. After graduation Dmitry will move to Moscow for work in the Central Office of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.
Ms Nhung Nguyen, Communications and Research Assistant
Ms Nhung Nguyen is a first year Masters student in International Studies at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) in the USA. Nhung's background is in banking and finance, but her new career interest is in international trade and development, which she will fully pursue upon graduation in May 2016. Nhung currently works as a student worker at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development at OSU.
She is passionate about Finance, International Customs Law and International Trade. After her graduation, Nhung plans to work in the field of international trade for a multinational company and use her knowledge and skills to make a contribution to trade facilitation in her home country.
Ms Yong-Yu Lian, Research Assistant
Ms Yong-Yu Lian is an undergraduate student at the Shanghai Customs College (SCC) in China, majoring in Customs Management. Currently, Ms Lian works as an Intern Student in SCC President Office, and has participated in international workshop as conference recording volunteer. She is a member of Advanced English Class and after her graduation in 2018 she intends to work for China Customs in Guangzhou, preferably in the Foreign Affairs Office. Ms Lian is fascinated with economics and she is presently doing research on the customs clearance facilitation and cross‑border trade particularly in the field of data harmonization, which is associated with the one Belt, One Road policy.
Mr Philipp Busche, Research Officer
Philipp Busche is phd-student and research assistant at the University of Muenster, Germany. Philipp works at the Centre of Public Trade Law at the University of Muenster, where he coordinates a Good Governance Project in Thailand that is funded by the Germany Foreign Ministry. Philipp is also working for the Institute of Tax Law, Department of Customs and Excise and is researcher and website administrator at INCU. In 2013 Philipp commenced writing a PhD thesis on the topic of basic rights in the area of foreign trade law. In 2012, Philipp has absolved his first State Exam. Between 2010 and 2012 he was student assistant at the Institute of Tax Law, Department for Customs and Excise at the University of Muenster. In his studies Philipp has focused on the law of Nations, public foreign trade law, European customs law and WTO law.