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 sincerely thank our supporters in France for supporting Sapa O'Chau 2014 - 2018 via Sapa O'Chau France:
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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
  • 2019 Asia's Woman Leaders Award by World Women Leadership Congress and Awards



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