OUR PEOPLE

Tak Man
Managing Director

Starting with advertising sales in London in 1998, Tak worked for Progressive Media Group, heading up sales teams across print, digital and events. In 2006 he founded Analysts in Media in New York, which he sold to a venture capitalist in 2009. Since then, he has been based in Hong Kong, working as publisher of Elite Traveler Asia and subsequently General Manager of Edipresse HK, responsible for regional and international sales teams across print, digital and events divisions. He has delivered revenue on titles such as Conde Nast Traveler China, Robb Report, Elite Traveler, Tatler Asia and Ritz Carlton Magazine, among others. Tak is the founder of Nexus Media, based in Asia Pacific with offices in Hong Kong and an international network of offices.

Ivy Su
Group Finance Manager, Localiiz.com

Ivy joins Nexus with years of financial experience in media representative and publishing industry. Her past scope of responsibilities included managing accounting, HR support and overall reporting for Asia Pacific Region. Before joining Nexus, she worked with Newbase (formerly Publicitas).

Fion Choi
Group Accountant, Localiiz.com

Fion joins Nexus with years of financial experience in media representative and PR industry. Her past scope of responsibilities included managing accounting for HK and China Region. Also, supporting HR and administration. Before joining Nexus, she worked with Newbase (formerly Publicitas) and Muse Group.

Gloria Ho
General Manager, Sales, Nexus Media

Gloria has years of experience in the media industry, having held senior roles at a host of international firms from out-of-home, print to digital media. As advertising sales controller at JCDecaux Transport, she led the MTR Poster Ads Team. As advertising director for Publicitas and Emphasis Media she joined the inflight division and was responsible for the Thailand market including Sawasdee of Thai Airways, Discovery of Cathay Pacific, etc. And as associate publisher for SCMP Hearst HK, she headed up sales and marketing team for Elle HK.

Yvonne Yeung
Sales Director, Nexus Media

Formerly the Advertising Director of Publicitas Hong Kong, Yvonne possesses over nine years of advertising sales experience across all media platforms – print, digital, new media, OOH and TV, within both the domestic and international markets.  Yvonne has top-notch publisher management experience in business, luxury fashion and in-flight titles.

Twiggy Mo
Digital Lead, Nexus Digital

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Twiggy originally was a design student but then she ended up in journalism and communication in college. As a way to pursue her interest in art and design, she began her account & project management, producer and copywriter roles after graduation. With over 10 years in digital and branding experience across agencies, and served both APAC and international clients. As Digital Lead, she is keen to explore and bring digital innovation.

Jen Paolini
Content Director, Localiiz.com

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative whose background in illustration and communication design has led her to a career in art direction and content creation. As the Content Director for Localiiz, she heads up the editorial team, leveraging on her experience in both digital and print. Prior to Localiiz, Jen led the art & design department at Foodie as Art Director.

Catharina Cheung
Senior Editor, Localiiz.com

Catharina was raised and educated in Singapore and the UK, and has recently returned to her hometown of Hong Kong to put her extensive education in English Literature and Literary Linguistics to good use. She has years of experience creating quality content for the lifestyle, F&B, arts and culture, property, and home living sectors. Her daily work at Localiiz includes generating work that covers lifestyle and culture for Hong Kong readers, and maximising the value of content for customer leads and loyalty.

Annette Chan
Senior Editor, Localiiz.com

Annette is an editor and copywriter whose writing has been published on Coconuts Hong Kong and Time Out Hong Kong. Having written extensively about everything from food and culture to fashion, music, and hospitality, she considers her speciality to be Hong Kong itself. She has also worked on campaigns for Hotel JEN, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Vitasoy, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and Sino Group in the past.

Nicole Hurip
Travel Editorial Director, Localiiz.com

Never content with sitting still, Nicole has turned her passion into a career. Hong Kong is her home, but she’ll always have a soft spot for L.A. and London, where she spent her college years. As the Travel Editorial Director, she loves exploring hidden places, hunting for cool vintage pieces and talking to interesting people. Nicole has experience working in various forms of media; print, digital, radio, and television, as well as trend forecasting.

Stephanie Miu

Social Media Manager, Localiiz.com

With a background in Communications and Media, Stephanie kickstarted her career in the PR and digital industry, representing well-known lifestyle and F&B clients, both locally and globally, such as Johnnie Walker, Avobar Hong Kong, The Fleming Hong Kong. Her execution of effective advertisements, coupled with strong content creation, helped them develop substantial online and social media presence. As Social Media Manager, Stephanie helps Localiiz create engaging content on a daily basis through her analysis of the market and management of Localiiz’s various social media platforms including, but not limited to, Localiiz, Localiiz Family, Localiiz Travel, and Humans of Hong Kong.

Beverly Ngai

Editor, Localiiz.com

A wanderer, chronic overthinker, and baking enthusiast, Beverly spent much of her childhood in the United States before moving to Hong Kong at age 11 and making the sparkling city her home. Her previous experience includes Luxe City Guides and Time Auction.

Cocoa Zhou
Video Producer & Presenter, Localiiz.com

Cocoa was born in China and educated in the United Kingdom with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. She has over 10 years of experience in the media industry as a journalist, news anchor, and talk show host. She specializes in broadcast and news media with an extensive portfolio of work covering the full development life cycle of editorial and broadcast news and features.

Jack Lau

Video Producer, Localiiz.com

Always the enthusiast, Jack has taken his love for videos into developing an expertise in videography. Born and raised in the UK, he has a platitude of experience in different content styles as well as in audio mixing. Jack has a knowledge of production, design, animation and colour-grading.

Danny Cheung
General Manager, Sales, Localiiz.com

Danny is a sales leader with 16 years of experience in print, digital and events sponsorship. He started his career in film production and entertainment then moved into advertising when he joined HK Magazine and lead the team for Where Magazine before joining Mediaplanet to start up their Hong Kong operations. He then worked as Business Development Manager for the Custom Publishing division at Emphasis Media and was responsible for custom published titles such as Are you Central?, Sphere, Elite, IFC Passport and many more. Prior to joining Localiiz, Danny headed up sales at financial publisher – Last Word Media and has also worked at global publishers such as Euromoney Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal Asia. With his passion in digital, he founded e-commerce website Black Ceremony Eyewear based in Hong Kong with a global distribution network.

Sharifa Carreon
Sales Director, Localiiz.com

Sharifa brought in her years of expertise in events, print and digital media. Before joining Localiiz Hong Kong, she previously managed and delegated Sales and Events at Haymarket Media. At Nexus Media, she headed up Life and Luxury Advertising with titles such as Elite Traveler and Metro Jet Private Jet inflight magazine, top hotel chain publications such as Ritz Carlton Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel and Conde Nast Traveler China. Also worked at the GSMA and headed up international digital media advertising in the APAC region.

Sara Wan
Head of Business Development, Localiiz.com

Sara has over 10 years’ of sales experience in Media, Event & Marketing. Prior to joining Localiiz , she previously led the outdoor advertising team at POAD Outdoor Media. Before that, she also joined the start-up AI business- Popsquare.io the popup experience platform as a former Business Director. She also led the Advertising & Event sponsorship team at Lighthouse Independent Media. Noticing the fast growing digital market, Sara also innovated the “e-Commerce Awards & Game Changers Special Edition” across online, print and events at Lighthouse.

Eunice Fermin
Business Development Manager, Localiiz.com

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Eunice lives and breathes the local culture in her home city. Being a digital communications and marketing graduate, Eunice puts her sociable and high energy personality to good use as the Business Development Manager for Localiiz. She’s responsible for bringing in new business in culture, community, and retail sectors.

Stephanie Lown
Marketing Manager, Localiiz.com

Stephanie began her career in marketing when she decided to launch a start up in 2014 for the Film and Entertainment industry. With this experience in writing and marketing, conducting interviews of local artists and promoting them on her platform, she joined Localiiz, assisting with the redesign of the directory and growing the site’s Twitter following. As Marketing Manager, Stephanie looks after client relations and marketing opportunities with the brand.

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