Simpson Marine has developed a brand new ‘Female Focus’ interview series that profiles some of the exceptional women working across the company.
Today we profile Cheryl Pereira, Malaysia Office Administrator and Sales Executive. Enjoy getting to know Cheryl more and if you have any more questions for her, please feel free to contact us directly.
Q: What keeps you motivated and driven?
A: My family are my key drivers and motivators.
Q: Who has been the biggest influence on you in your work and/or personal life?
A: For me, my biggest influence is my husband who is ever encouraging.
Q: What are some values you live by?
A: Courage – to do what needs to be done.
Kindness – treating others the way you want to be treated.
Integrity – to be honest and inspire others by my actions
Q: What do you hope to achieve in your work?
A: To be successful and be able to contribute positively to this incredible yachting industry
Q: What is your idea of success in the yachting industry?
A: To be competent in the market and provide the best after-sales service to our clients. I’m very proud of all that Simpson Marine offers in this respect.
Q: What is one piece of advice would you give to aspiring women who are keen to join this industry?
A: You will experience a different lifestyle and have the opportunity to travel and meet many people – I highly recommend pursuing a career in the yachting industry if you are interested.
Q: How did you get involved in the yachting industry?
A: A good friend recommended it to me and I have not looked back since.
Q: What is one change you would like to see in this industry?
A: Simpson Marine being the World Yachting Leader and building our own superyachts.
Q: What would you say is your biggest achievement in your career with Simpson Marine so far?
A: To be working with Simpson Marine is my biggest achievement. I am humbled to work for the company and take pride in being directly involved in the milestones of Simpson Marine Malaysia.
Q: What inspires you within what is undoubtedly a male-dominated industry?
A: I don’t see it as a male-dominating industry, though most of our brokers are male, but rather I believe that we are equal as we all have the same goal of delivering our best to the industry.
Q: What is your first memory of yachting?
A: The first time when I stepped on board an 80ft motoryacht. I remember feeling like a VVIP on the yacht.
Q: What is a must-do on a yacht for you?
A: Immerse yourself and enjoy every moment of it.
Q: Describe your perfect day on a yacht.
A: Sailing to the deepest blue sea and anchoring close to an exotic tropical island. There are so many beautiful islands to explore in Malaysia!