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We have a crack team of experienced expats and locals who are ready to assist you.

Our Team

James Elkins

Managing Director

James brings first-hand expat knowledge to VietnamBuddy.

A long-term Vietnam resident, he deeply understands the issues that foreigners encounter while living in a different country.

James previously worked at a number of Silicon Valley companies and holds a degree in Information Science from Cornell University.

Khuyen Tuong

Operations Director

Khuyen has been helping foreign businesspeople achieve their goals in Vietnam since 2015.

She has assisted with diverse projects ranging from feature-length documentary films to investment research.

Khuyen holds a degree in Water Engineering from Hanoi Architectural University.

Ha Nguyen

Marketing Director

Ha's years of international marketing experience are invaluable to the VietnamBuddy team.

She is keen to share wide-ranging insight of Vietnamese culture and customs with newcomers through the VietnamBuddy blog and social media.

Ha holds a bachelors degree in English from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, a masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Curtin University, and a masters degree in Marketing Management from Coventry University.