Our team

Aurélie Petrement

Moi 536 years ago, I was born in Montreal, Canada into a multi-cultural expat family and I have since been relocating around the world, on average every three years. Today, I have finally settled down in Ho Chi Minh City with my husband and pets.

My Studies

I obtained my IB diploma at the International School of Rome, Italy and later graduated from Les Roches Hotel Management School in Bluche, Switzerland.

My Career Path

My professional experiences have always led me back to my first love, the Service and Hospitality Industry.

• Resort Hostess and Sports Animator (Marrakech, Morocco and Rethymnon, Crete)
• Telemarketing Manager (Czech Republic, Germany and Indonesia)
• Outlet Manager at the Holiday Inn Hotel (Casablanca, Morocco)
• Hotel General Manager (Paris, France)
• Flight Attendant for Air France (Paris, France)
• Relocation Consultant (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

My Interests and Hobbies

Animals and nature; traveling “off the beaten track”; dancing; reading and movies

My Key Strengths

Fluent in French and English; adaptability; flexibility; positive outlook; attention to detail


Stéphanie Ralu

Stephanie Ralu41 years ago, I was born in Lisieux, France, by the sea, into a traditional Normand family. I rapidly caught the jitters, first Paris, then Brussels and finally Ho Chi Minh City, 8 years ago, where I have chosen to settle down with my husband and 2 children.

My Studies

I obtained my Baccalaureate Diploma at the Catholic School of Fremont in France and later acquired both a Master’s Degree in Economic Sciences and in Strategic Marketing.

My CV

I am an entrepreneur at heart and my career choices in Marketing and Communications have always oriented me towards others.

• Account manager for an advertising and communication agency (Paris, France)
• Created my own communication agency (Paris, France)
• Communication agency (Brussels, Belgium)

• Communication agency (HCMC, Vietnam)
• Relocation consultant (HCMC, Vietnam)

My Interests and Hobbies

My children; general culture; discovering the world and its inhabitants and most of all, good food!

My Key Strengths

A born entrepreneur; problem solver; rigorous; resourceful; curious and creative

stephanie@relocationvietnam.com

JP Largement

20130924 131918I was born in Nantes in France about 32 years ago now. Close to the sea as my family is from Brittany and very attached to its tradition and region. Very soon I was attracted to travelling: Paris, London, Memphis, Barcelona and finally Ho Chi Minh city. I only live here for a month but I traveled many times to Vietnam before within my work.

My Studies

After I obtained my baccalaureate diploma at the Saint Felix College in Nantes, I then integrated a business school focused on international business and management. Within this school I studied one semester in USA, in Memphis, Tennessee. This experience really changed my perception of the world and my attraction to it. This definitely increased my will and needs of travelling the world and finding out about its different cultures. Once I graduated back in 2004, I left France and went for my first living adventure in Spain where I lived more than 7 years..

My CV

My career, within Learning and Development & Commerce, has always oriented me towards the others. With a high ability to adapt to any environment, I am truly passionate about working and interacting with different nationalities.

• Internal Trainer for eBay, client relations management for Spain office, French agents and German headquarter (Barcelona, Spain)
• New customer care center opening in Casablanca (Casablanca, Morocco)
• Trainer then Training Manager for BlackBerry looking after Spain, Italy, Turkey and France (Barcelona, Spain)
• Senior Training Manager for APAC, BlackBerry (Singapore)
• Business developer at Dagoba (HCMC, Vietnam)
• Relocation consultant (HCMC, Vietnam)

My Interests and Hobbies

Languages, discovering different cultures and their specificities, sports, theatre and yummy food of course.

My key strengths

A born communicative man; perfectionist; curious and easy going

Emma Paterson

Emma Dogs37 years ago I was born just outside of Newcastle, England and was brought up in a family of 9 (including our dog) At 20 the heady lights of London were calling and my love of adventure and travelling began. In 2009, as a side project, I launched an affiliate marketing website which in December 2011 presented me with an opportunity to leave my twelve-year career and travel. My first stop (and last as it turned out) was Ho Chi Minh City. Three and half years later I’m still here…

My Studies

Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma, London.
TESOL - Teach English a Foreign Language, London

My CV

I started working in online marketing in 1997 selling listings for the UK’s first online directory; I knew then that this blossoming industry was for me.

Starting in London as an admin assistant for a prize draw website, I worked my way up to be the Head of Media for one of London’s leading digital Marketing agencies.

• Digital Marketing Specialist (London)
• Founder of Money Saving Spy.co.uk (London)
• Founder of PMA an Online Marketing Agency (HCMC, Vietnam
• Relocation consultant (HCMC, Vietnam)

My Interests and Hobbies

I love travelling to weird and wonderful places such as Beirut, Amman and Ethiopia. My other passion is animals, in my spare time here I run an animal welfare organization (arcpets.com), rescuing Ho Chi Minh’s abused and abandoned animals. We rehabilitate and re-home around one hundred lucky cats and dogs each year.

To Anh Nguyet

Nguyet ToanI was born in Saigon , I have been living with my family in District 1 for more than 45 years and witnessed a lot of changes in my country mostly in urban expansion these last years.

My Studies

I had a chance to study French Full Curriculum in a French School Regina Mundi from my early years in Saigon and started to study English from Middle to Secondary School - I obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration.

My Career Path

I have had opportunities to work in different fields in Banking, Medical and mostly in Education, acquiring experiences in HR activities, immigration services for expats and recruitment skills:

• Executive Secretary at BNP Paribas Bank
• Executive Assistant and HR Manager at DialAsie French Hospital
• HR Manager at Australian International School in District 2- Ho Chi Minh City
• Recruitment Coordinator at RMIT International University

My Interests and Hobbies

Travelling and reading, mostly business books - Love animals and nature

My Key Strengths

Fluent in Vietnamese, French and English, supportive, adaptable to new environment and changes, flexible.