Founder and CEO

As the founder of Oxalis Group, his passion is to create green tourism businesses that connect and involve local communities in tourism activities with Oxalis. He provides unique experiences for customers at the world-class adventure tour Oxalis Adventure and inspiring local experiences at Oxalis Holiday.

Mr. Nguyen Chau A is currently holding the position of CEO at Oxalis Adventure and Oxalis Holiday, the two tourism companies operating in Quang Binh. He is also the Chairman of OneStep Vietnam Co., Ltd, a company specializing in providing consulting services, monitoring compliance with social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. OneStep was established in 2005, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City and operates in Southeast Asia.

He has extensive and diverse work experience in many fields. He had several years working as an international tour guide in Vietnam and countries in Indochina. He used to work for PWC Vietnam as a senior auditor, and also senior CSR specialist for Nike in Vietnam.

Nguyen Chau A was born and raised in Phong Nha village. In 1992, he moved to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to continue his studies and work. In 2011, he returned to Phong Nha and founded Oxalis Adventure with the goal of creating new and unique tourism products in Quang Binh and Vietnam. He aims to create jobs and train local people to work in tourism with Oxalis while encouraging them to give up illegal logging and hunting in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

He sets out three principles throughout Oxalis' business activities: Safety, Conservation, and Community Involvement. Safety is always given top priority. The principles of conservation and environmental protection are emphasized in all activities. Involving local communities in all business activities is one of the top three priorities at Oxalis. The local workforce has become an important partner and a great asset to the company's success.

Nguyen Chau A is a unique and visionary leader. In addition to extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, he is also committed to sustainable and ethical practices in tourism businesses. He has proven his passion for creating unique and unforgettable experiences for customers through many happy customers. He inspires and motivates everyone working with him.

Chau A graduated with an International Tour Guide major at Saigon Tourism College (1996-1998). He holds a Business Administration certificate from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City (2001). He also participated in a course on ISO 9001 Quality Management System Auditor and was one of the first people in Vietnam and the world who obtained the SA8000 Lead Auditor certified by SAI (Social Accountability International).