Leadership Team

Ben Blaschke

Acting Chief Content Officer

A former sports journalist in Sydney, Australia, Ben brings writing and publishing experience to O MEDIA as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of sport that is either highly impressive or highly annoying, depending on who you ask! His journey to Macau began with the game of poker, which he fell in love with in the mid 2000s. Ben then found himself in the Asian gaming hub of Macau where he now oversees O MEDIA’s editorial department. When not card-watching, Ben enjoys a nice glass of wine and walking his dog – not necessarily at the same time!

Pam Chang

Director of Sales and Business Development

Pam is a graduate of Ohio State University, where she received a BA in Finance and Accounting. After graduation, she launched her career in San Francisco before going on to work in Sales and Marketing in France, Shanghai, Taipei and now Macau. She has a strong passion for the digital world, especially as it relates to the travel and tourism industry. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and writing blogs. She has travelled to 50 countries, including a round the world tour on her own of 22 countries in 180 days!

Karen Cheong

VP Events and Operations

A Macau born Shanghainese with a passionate spirit for making things happen, Karen’s five-year stay in Shanghai brought her into the world of events organization – a role that completely fits with her nature. Speaking five different languages, Karen holds a Master’s degree in International Integrated Resorts Management and is motivated to keep learning. She also loves to backpack, believing it is the perfect way to engulf herself in the beauty of different art and cultures.

Marcel Fenez

Senior Strategy Advisor and Interim Chief Financial Officer

O MEDIA’S Senior Strategy Advisor is a highly respected strategic thinker with deep expertize across the Technology, Entertainment, Media, Marketing and Telecommunications (TMT) eco-systems in Asia and around the world. With over 30 years of experience working with Chinese and broader Asian media including sitting on a number of boards, Marcel has been a well-known contributor to multiple regional and global media events such as MIPCOM, Media 360, Sports Matters, Cannes Lions, CASBAA Convention and more.

He was also a long-time Global Leader of PwCs Entertainment and Media practice and Leader of PwCs China TMT practice. As Global Leader of the Entertainment & Media practice, he was a frequent visitor to the major media centers and supported the firm’s relationships with leading media organizations in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He engaged with industry leaders at public events and private forums to share experience and best practice.

Marcel was acknowledged by Campaign UK in the Global Power List of executives “who shape the worlds of advertising, media and marketing across the globe” in 2010, was included in Debrett’s’ listing of the 100 most influential people in Hong Kong in 2015 and was named in Campaign Asia’s A List of the 100 most influential executives in the media industry in Asia in 2016.

Michael Mariakis

Non-Executive Director

Born and educated in Australia, Michael now divides his time between Macau and Australia and has over 20 years of senior management experience. Michael has held various C-level executive roles in finance, marketing and operations, driving change and implementing a culture of continual improvement in many high profile Australian and US multinationals. Michael joined O MEDIA in 2012 and has been instrumental in the evolution and continuous improvement of the group since.

Kevin Sam

Director of Digital Business Development

With a degree in mathematics in one of the geekiest schools in Canada, Kevin has brought the power of analytics back to Macau with him. He is now diving into digital media analytics – project managing the development of digital products that will impact consumer behavior in Macau. Kevin is one of three O MEDIA staff – alongside our CEO Andrew W Scott and VP Events and Operations Karen Cheong – to hold a Master’s degree in International Integrated Resorts Management.

Andrew W Scott

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Born in Australia, Andrew moved to Hong Kong in 2005 and Macau in 2009, when he founded O MEDIA. In an eclectic career he has been an accountant, nightclub manager, sports betting business manager, educator, high stakes poker player and television commentator, journalist and publisher. He has over 30 years’ experience visiting and commentating on gaming and hospitality businesses and is now a journalist and executive with deep domain knowledge in the gaming and leisure sectors in Macau and the region. Andrew was the 2014 Macau Person of the Year and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a permanent member of the Macau Gaming Management Association, a committee member of the Macau Business Network of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Macau, and President of the Macau Taxi Passengers Association. He is a member of the International Federation of Journalists, the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau and the Poker Tournament Directors Association. He is a well recognised commentator in Macau on a range of issues and is extensively networked.

David Steicke

Non-executive Chairman

A successful entrepreneur, David obtained university degrees in Pure Mathematics, Mathematical Physics and Education between 1980 and 1986 in Australia. His mathematics and computing skills were instrumental in the foundation of a successful career in derivatives trading. David was an Executive Director of Swiss media company 4MEDiA GROUP AG from 1998 to 2002. From 2003 to 2008 David was an Executive Director of Viamedici, a software company located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and England developing print and digital media. Since 2005 David has resided in Hong Kong and in addition to his trading manages a wide range of varied and successful businesses. He boasts a strong passion for sport and still travels home to Adelaide to watch his favorite sporting teams play each year.

Helene Wong

Chief of Staff

With over 20 years of senior Business Development and Business Management experience in France, Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong and Asia, Helene had led the Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications and Human Resources functions for MGM China, The XIII Ltd, Ignite Media Group and Melco Crown Entertainment in recent years. Born in Shanghai, Helene grow up in Paris where she attended high school near the Eiffel Tower, then graduated from the iconic university La Sorbonne with a Master’s in Business Management and from the French National Institute of Orient Civilization and Languages with a degree in Chinese Civilization and Language.

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