Corporate Executives

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES


Catherine So

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine So is the Chief Executive Officer of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for over a century. She is a business leader with over 20 years of experience in the tech, digital and media sectors across Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the United States.

Catherine has a proven track record in transforming businesses and delivering performance with expertise in P&L management, people leadership, strategy development, and sales & operations.

Prior to joining the Post, she was Expedia Group’s Managing Director of Asia Pacific, leading its business through years of rapid growth and marketplace transformation, while overseeing its consumer business covering major brands including Expedia, Hotels.com, Vrbo, Stayz and Bookabach. Previously, Catherine was Managing Director of Groupon Hong Kong, and also held leadership positions at the iProperty Group (now REA Group), Tom Group, News Corporation and AOL Time Warner.

Born in Hong Kong, Catherine speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She is an Economics honours graduate from Harvard University.

MASTHEAD


Tammy Tam Wai Yi

Editor-in-Chief, South China Morning Post

Tammy Tam is the South China Morning Post’s Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for its editorial direction, strategic development and newsroom operations. She is a Board Member of the World Editors Forum, the leading network for news editors that focuses on the future of quality journalism, newsroom transformation and defending press freedom. She is the vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong News Executives’ Association, which is dedicated to promoting press freedom and journalistic ethics.

Tammy has had an extensive career in journalism, having led the coverage of many major local, China and international news events in leadership roles. Prior to joining SCMP, Tammy spent two decades managing editorial teams and corporate development strategies at major television news broadcasters, such as Television Broadcasts Limited, i-CABLE and Asia Television Limited. Tammy holds a master’s degree in Journalism, a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Law.

Chow Chung-yan

Executive Editor, South China Morning Post

Chow Chung-yan is Executive Editor of the South China Morning Post, overseeing news coverage of both the print and digital platforms. He also manages the China and US bureaus as well as operations in Europe and Africa. He directed the coverage of landmark events including Chinese top leadership changes over the past decade, the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and other major foreign affairs stories. He led the digital transformation of the newsroom as well as revamps of the paper’s print products over the years. He served as China Editor and Chief News Editor before being promoted to his current position.

Zuraidah Ibrahim

Executive Managing Editor, South China Morning Post

Zuraidah Ibrahim is Executive Managing Editor of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s English language daily. She leads the city and foreign desks and also runs a Sunday magazine, This Week in Asia which won Best News Website from Wan-Ifra in 2017. She was previously deputy editor of The Straits Times in Singapore, and had stints as the paper’s political editor and foreign editor. Among her published works are a co-authored book Lee Kuan Yew, Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going (2011) and a monograph on the Singapore opposition (2017). She studied political science in the United States and Singapore.