She is a pioneer and an expert in social entrepreneurship development, child protection, and women’s rights. With CSIP, Oanh contributed to a new sector of social entrepreneurship in Vietnam and the region.
From 2009 to 2016 CSIP has built a pipeline of more than 100 social enterprises, which contribute to improve the life of 200,000 disadvantaged people. Oanh is also a key mover in initiating policy changes to create a conducive environment for the growth of the social enterprise sector in Vietnam. To spread the impact of her work nationally and regionally, she is a co-founders of Social Enterprise Asian Network, a trustee of AirAsia Foundation, a Board member of Pan Nature, founding member of Asian Venture Philanthropies Association, and the founder of Vietnam Social Entrepreneurs Club.
Prior to founding CSIP, Oanh built an extensive career in development, having worked with major international non-government organisations based in Vietnam. In her previous roles, she worked as Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF Vietnam, Gender Coordinator with ActionAid International Vietnam, Project Officer with World Concern International, the National Project Facilitator for the project "Capacity building for implementation of National Plan of Action for the advancement of women in Vietnam", National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Vietnam. Oanh also worked as a research assistant in The Institute of Philosophy.
Oanh was educated in Vietnam and Australia. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and English from National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam. In 1999, she earned her Master’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Monash University. She currently works and lives in Hanoi.