Know Your Colleague – Chelsea Mok
In Near’s Know Your Colleague series, you will get to know the members of Team Near who play a key role in driving Near’s mission, values and day-to-day operations. This is a monthly series, and we shall have one employee cover every month. This month we interviewed Chelsea Mok, our Account Executive based out of our Sydney office and is responsible for campaign management and insight reporting.
Chelsea, tell us more about your role at Near and the team you work closely with?
My role at Near mainly involves managing the campaign delivery process and providing reporting and campaign insights to our clients. I work closely with our Platform Solutions team based out of Bangalore.
What led you to the startup world? How has your experience at Near been so far?
Coming to work for a startup has been interesting as it is fast paced and it is exciting to be part of the early stages of the company and seeing it grow globally. I think also being part of a startup, you work in an environment where you work in small teams and get to grow a great bond with each other like one small family!
You are from Hong Kong and settled in Sydney. What do you see as the main differences and similarities between the two cities?
I think the main difference between HK and Sydney, in HK they have a strong mentality that time is money. Hence their way of life or even a simple transaction is focused on convenience and fast paced. Even like day to day activities such as walking down the streets or the speed of the escalators - is quick paced. Compared to Sydney, we have a relaxed culture and lifestyle.
Main similarities between the two cities, with both being an international city, there is a wide variety of international cuisines.
How would your friends & colleagues describe you?
Friendly, bubbly, loves food and dogs.
So, what can we find you doing on the weekends?
On the weekend you will find me hanging out with friends and family and I enjoy playing volleyball, trying new places to eat and playing mahjong and board games. I also enjoying traveling and one of my favourite country is Japan.
So, what are the three things that you always carry and cannot leave your home without?
Wallet, phone, keys and if I could take Pachinko (my dog) around everywhere, I so would!
Any golden rule/rules that you strongly believe and live by?
"In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." Buddha