Tue Le’s appointment makes her one of few women of color to lead a global travel brand.
NEW YORK – Remote Year, the leading provider of community-based trips for remote workers and the most respected Remote Work Community, has announced the appointment of Tue Le as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Since 2016, Le has traveled the world as a digital nomad while serving as an advocate for enhancing Remote Year’s customer experience, inclusivity, and global impact initiatives, most recently as the company’s vice president of global brand, product, and experience. Her appointment makes Le the first female and person of color to lead Remote Year, and one of the few women of color to serve as a chief executive officer across the global travel industry.
“Tue has played an integral role in not only building Remote Year into a leading and trusted global community-based platform for remote work and travel, but also in significantly expanding our footprint to countries including Vietnam, Senegal, Kenya, and Japan,” said Rafi Museri, CEO and co-founder of Selina, Remote Year’s parent company. “With her expansive knowledge of the brand and commitment to enhancing customer experiences, we are certain that under Tue’s leadership individuals and businesses will continue to trust Remote Year to live, work, and grow in the most inspiring destinations on the planet.”
Le joined Remote Year six years ago as the regional director of the Asia Pacific, just one year after the company’s founding in 2015. Since joining the leadership team, her commitment to expanding the brand’s geographical and demographical reach, as well as advocating for more culturally-immersive and purpose-driven travel, has contributed to the community’s growth to over 4,000 remote professionals worldwide. She has also led initiatives to expand the company’s positive impact on the communities in destinations where Remote Year programs have been established. Due in part to her efforts, the company has completed over 500 positive impact projects in over 40 countries and raised over $200,000 in funds for various global organizations since 2016.
Additionally, throughout her time at Remote Year, Le has made significant strides in elevating the voices of diverse adventurers throughout the travel industry, including facilitating a partnership between Remote Year and Venture Noire in February 2022 to create a global accelerator program for Black and POC entrepreneurs. Through the program, participants contribute to Venture Noire’s mission to improve black quality of life through economic development and receive training through the non-profit on a Remote Year cultural immersion trip to South Africa. Efforts like these have helped to curate a diverse community of global travelers through the Remote Year program, which today consists of 57% people of color, 14% LGBTQ+, and over 50 nationalities.
“My leadership philosophy has always been to live and breathe your product, and after traveling to over 140 countries and overseeing much of the company’s growth from the ground up, I have garnered a deep understanding of the impact of Remote Year on our customers’ lives and on the local communities we live alongside,” said Le. “As a Vietnamese-American myself, I have a passion for creating inclusive and intentional experiences that help expand global perspectives, reshape narratives, and amplify underrepresented voices and stories. In this new role, I look forward to expanding our capabilities to create more opportunities for businesses, organizations, and diverse communities to pursue meaningful travel experiences while working remotely around the world.”
Prior to Remote Year, Le spent over a decade as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble, where she oversaw several of the company’s billion-dollar brands across the food & beverage, home care, beauty, and personal grooming categories. Her work for the brand earned her the prestigious CEO Award, President's Award, Best Manager Award, and multiple other accolades for top performance. Externally, her work has been recognized with multiple Cannes and leading industry awards.
A California native from the Bay Area, Le holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Yale University. Credited as the beginning of her lifelong pursuit of travel, she spent the majority of her four collegiate years pursuing study abroad and travel programs, immersing herself in new cultures, and learning new languages.
Her leadership appointment follows the transition of former CEO Shaun Prime to chairman of Remote Year’s parent company, Selina. In his new role, Prime oversees the steering of Selina's content companies, including Remote Year, Mantra wellness retreats, and SIMS music immersion initiatives.
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