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 May Choi, Simpson Yacht Charter Charter Sales Manager (Hong Kong). Enjoy getting to know May 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: I am someone who is highly motivated and driven by success in my work.
Q: Who has been the biggest influence on you in your work and/or personal life?
A: My family: my husband and my two daughters
Q: What are some values you live by?
A: Growth, kindness, and appreciation
Q: What do you hope to achieve in your work?
A: I hope to see more co-operation, respect and professionalism displayed in the yachting industry.
Q: What is your idea of success in the yachting industry?
A: Recognition and cooperation with like-minded players within the industry
Q: What is one piece of advice would you give to aspiring women who are keen to join this industry?
A: As cliché as it might sound, I am a firm believer of “work hard, play hard.”
Q: How did you get involved in the yachting industry?
A: I held a position in a wine company that expanded into the Yacht Charter business, and I was tasked with spearheading that expansion – that’s how I started on my first yacht charter experience.
Q: What is one change you would like to see in this industry?
A: The vibrancy of Hong Kong yachting scene is one of the key appeals in Asia. Having a dedicated Yacht Charter Association in Hong Kong would be a great positive change to this yachting industry and to our Hong Kong economy.
Q: What would you say is your biggest achievement in your career with Simpson Marine so far?
A: A Simpson Yacht Charter 10-month contract deal.
Q: What inspires you within what is undoubtedly a male-dominated industry?
A: Enjoyment of what I do. I love sharing and talking about yachting experiences with our Simpson Yacht Charter clients.
Q: What is a must-do on a yacht for you?
A: Relaxing with a glass of Champagne.
Q: Describe your perfect day on a yacht.
A: Sailing out on a Lagoon Catamaran with my family without any phone distractions. I think finding a job that you love and enjoying what you do every day is not that easy, so I am grateful I found one!