Our Team

Sapa O’Chau relies on a dedicated team of administrative staff, trekking guides and café staff as well as an International Advisory Group.

We now have an NGO set up in France to support Sapa O'Chau in Vietnam:
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Shu Tan - Founder and Director

  • Born in Lao Chai village, Sapa
  • As a child street seller she saw first-hand the problems facing her ethnic minority community
  • Dreamed of helping young people like herself to go to school and set up their own businesses
  • In 2007 she developed the concept of Sapa O’Chau with 4 Australian friends
  • Forbes Vietnam 30 under 30 list of 2016. Her enthusiasm & dedication has inspired people from Vietnam and around the world to help her with her mission
  • She led Sapa O'Chau to obtain international accreditation from World Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 (Best Community Initiative) and 2016 (SILVER) and World Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016 (Finalist)
  • Shortlisted for 2019 Women of the Future Awards - Southeast Asia Social Entrepreneur



Key Staff

Dung Ha - Tour Operations Manager

  • htdBorn in Yen Bai and came to Sapa in 2007
  • Studied teaching at university before gaining 12-years experience within the hotel & tourism industry
  • Joined Sapa O’Chau in 2013
  • As Tour Operations Manager she has developed a professional service

Trang Tran - Accountant

  • tthtBorn in Yen Bai but moved to Sapa when she was just 6-years-old
  • Studied accountancy at the Phú Châu Vocational College in Lao Cai
  • Joined Sapa O’Chau in 2013
  • Main tasks are Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting, but can even be found in the kitchen making pancakes!
  • Loves the people and the friendly atmosphere of Sapa O’Chau
  • Her dream is to develop her career, get married and have cute children