Meet the Team – Nina Cheng
09 Jun 2021
How long have you worked for Oliver Wight?
I joined on 24th May 2021 so less than a month.
What did you do before joining the Oliver Wight team?
I was a marketing manager at a London-based tech company that sells managed cloud services to firms across all sectors. I oversaw the marketing & digital strategy for the company and explored potential joint marketing activities with our partners, including Verizon. It’s a dynamic industry and I loved the role, but since I’m relocating to Bristol, I decided to move on to a new job in the local area. As I have master degrees in both marketing and industrial engineering, I think the Senior Marketing Executive role at Oliver Wight will be a good fit for me.
What three words best describe you?
Proactive, determined, thoughtful.
What is your idea of a utopian workplace?
A place where people are open to different ideas, willing to support each other and working together towards a clear goal.
And what’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Get your voice heard. I’m a Taiwanese, as you can imagine, there are cultural differences between eastern and western countries. I was taught to be humble so I used to be a person who feels uncomfortable expressing my ideas in front of a group of people. My ex-manager found out about this and always asked for my opinions out of the blue in meetings (sort of forcing me to speak up for myself!). Since then, I started to learn how to get my voice heard and how to share my ideas with my colleagues in an easy to understand way, which in return had some positive impacts on my previous firm.
What are your interests outside of work?
I travelled a lot pre-covid, especially to southern Europe for sunshine and wine tasting. I also love baking. I took the 6-hr breakfast baking course at Le Cordon Bleu London. It was tiring but I enjoyed it. I’m quite sporty as well so I’m interested in many types of exercises, swimming, workout, hiking, etc.
You’re an animal for a day – what are you and why?
A monkey. My mom always says I’m like a monkey as I’m always energetic and a bit too active and I like to be a fun person to be around. Funnily enough, my Chinese zodiac sign happens to be a monkey as well.
Finally, what are you most excited to bring to your new role at Oliver Wight?
I can see most of my colleagues have all work for Oliver Wight for a long time and I believe that’s why we have a well-defined process and best practices. Being a new joiner, I hope I can bring some fresh ideas around marketing & brand strategy to the team and add colours to our online presence.