AAJA-Asia Chapter Elections 2015-16: Candidate Letters
- Post: Chapter President
Candidates: Angie Lau and Yuriko Nagano (Co-presidency)
I am incredibly humbled to step forward to ask for your support as co-president of AAJA Asia Chapter, which I hope to share with Yuriko Nagano.
As many of you know, I’ve been a stalwart supporter of AAJA since joining more than a decade ago. From serving as co-director of J Camp, one of AAJA’s national programs, to going through ELP, I credit AAJA for growing my career, seeding my path, and providing the support and guidance that finds me in Hong Kong today.
My day job as anchor for Bloomberg News‘ flagship morning news program is demanding. With two of us sharing the AAJA-Asia Chapter President role as Co-Presidents, Yuri and I will be able to shoulder the even more demanding expectations of our AAJA-Asia members better.
I hope to provide the kind of guidance, mentoring, professional development, fundraising events, socials, which have been a marker of excellence for chapters across the AAJA family here in Hong Kong, while Yuri will lead from her post in Tokyo.
As Asia chapter board member since 2010, I’ve worked with our president and team of tireless board members to help grow our Asia chapter to the fantastic group it is today. With Angie, I hope to work to carry on this momentum.
From co-organizing and co-hosting our chapter’s first ever six-city online event AAJA-Asia Uplink, to helping in building strong ties for sponsorship with Sanrio and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, I’ve done my share of behind the scenes work to help make our events in the past years a success.
As senior staff reporter for Mergermarket, I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside a passionate guardian of journalism, Angie Lau.
And so, together we are confident that by having our groups in Hong Kong and Tokyo collaborate with our leaders and members in Seoul, Hanoi, Singapore, Beijing, Manila, Nepal, India and beyond, we will move forward to continue to grow the AAJA-Asia Chapter into a formidable advocacy group for journalism and diversity in the Asia-Pacific region!
Together in AAJA spirit!
Angie Lau & Yuriko Nagano