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Committee members and Volunteers

Please scroll through this page to meet the ILV Committee for 2021. We are looking forward to making this a wonderful year for all ILV members, and we hope to get your input on what you are looking for in your membership. If you have an idea for a speaker for Coffee Morning, a discount provider, or an outing or activity, we’d love to hear from you.
If you are a current ILV member and interested in joining the ILV Committee, most of us are here on indefinite assignments so ILV occasionally has unexpected committee vacancies that need to be filled during the year.

You don’t have to speak or write perfect English to take these positions, and you will be provided with lots of help to get you started and as we carry on through the year.
Being on the ILV Committee is very rewarding, and is a great way to provide your valuable input for the benefit of all members. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend to nominate you, or to nominate yourself for the position you are interested in. The Committee wants YOU!
Pärla moved to Vietnam from Finland in 2014. She has been an active member of ILV since the first week and enjoys the variety of activities ILV provides. She also enjoys discovering this fabulous city that always has something new and surprising. Pärla encourages everybody to join ILV to make most of their stay in Saigon.
Pärla Salomaa
Born and brought up India Vibha moved to Vietnam in Nov 2021. Vibha is a certified Business and life Coach and NLP trainer as well as a certified Fitness Trainer. She runs an organization which helps people achieving their personal and professional goals. Vibha believes in Fitness and loves to explore new places and sports.
Vice President Admin
Vineeta Rupani is a professor in advertising & marketing. However, she found her passion in contemporizing the arts and the stories behind them. She loves travelling and is interested in the Art and History of the place that she lives in. And what better place than Vietnam to explore, visit and learn about Culture, Art and History.
Vineeta Rupani
Discount Coordinator
Hi, I’m Kelly from New Zealand. I am quite new to Vietnam, arriving in October 2021. I have spent more than 20 years of my life as an expat and love the friendships expat life can bring. I worked for a similar organisation in Jakarta for many years in various roles and realise volunteering is definitely the best way to meet people and learn new skills. With this posting to Vietnam, I plan to try as many new experiences as possible to meet people and have fun.
Social Media Coordinator
Vietnamese-born and educated in France, Sophia lived in USA, for 30 years. During her sabbatical stay in Singapore, Sophia was part of FOM (Friends of the Museum) and was involved in various charity ventures. She is a volunteer at Point d’Ecoute, an initiative in liaison with the French Consulate, to assist French citizens in carrying out administrative procedures.
Sophia Nguyen
Activities & Outings Coordinator
Becky is in international sales and marketing, predominantly for fashion brands. She is also a trained yoga teacher and reiki practitioner! Mum to two university-aged young adults, this is her first overseas posting as an “empty-nester” and feels incredibly lucky that she found ILV, as it has given her the opportunity to work with so many amazing women.
Membership Coordinator
American, Vietnamese-born from the Midwest came to Vietnam in 2016. Recently learned to ride a motorbike (electric with pedals). Hope to ride from Thao Dien to D1 soon! Love to meet and connect with people from around the world. I love to work with numbers and problem solving.
Laure moved to Vietnam in December 2020. Born in Bordeaux in France is expatriate since 2020, almost 20 years living in Germany, Indian, Mexico and now Vietnam. Her working background is in Internationsl sales and marketing and travel agency. She loves to travel and discover new country and new cultures, loves cooking and all creative activities. She feels very lucky to be part of ILV group since her arrival and to have meet and socialize with so many lovely ladies.
VP Social
I am from the beautiful island of Mauritius, but have been living and working in Asia for 20 years. I love cooking, socializing and experiencing new things. This year, my husband and I celebrated our 10th years of expatriation in Vietnam. We enjoy every moment of our lives here and look forward to more amazing experiences to come. I recently joined the ILV and feel incredibly happy and lucky for meeting so many amazing ladies.
Bazaar Coordinator

Reception Coordinator
Position Vacant

Position Vacant

Speakers Coordinato
Position Vacant
American, Vietnamese-born from the Midwest came to Vietnam in 2016.  Recently learned to ride a motorbike (electric with pedals).  Hope to ride from Thao Dien to D1 soon!  Love to meet and connect with people from around the world and ILV Night Owls is a great place to do that.
Night Owls
Sjoukje, from The Netherlands moved recently to Vietnam. She is used to an international environment. Loves to travel and adventure new things. While living abroad she learned how to quilt and later on taught quilting. Quilting is her passion which she loves to share with everyone that would like to learn.
Sjoukje Roem


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