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Glenn Mott
Glenn Mott

Partner

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Glenn Mott joined New Narrative as partner in 2017 and leads n/n’s operations in North America. Glenn is an award-winning editor, publisher and journalist. Previously he was editor and publishing director for the Hearst newspaper syndicate, and has overseen an array of editorial productions with global media partners, including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, The McClatchy Company, Gatehouse Media, Tribune Content Agency, and others.

Glenn has provided syndication and editorial marketing strategies to a range of major companies including The Atlantic, The Gallup Organization, Time, Tribune Media Services, Lonely Planet, Bulls Press (Germany), The Academy of American Poets, and many more. Glenn also manages projects for a select list of artists, writers and organizations with book development needs.

Glenn is a graduate of the Hearst Management Institute, conducted by the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism. Glenn was a Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing (2008-09), a Katheryn Davis Fellow at Middlebury College (2013), and has taught at universities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with extensive experience as a lecturer and translator in China.

Joseph Chaney
Joseph Chaney

Partner

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Joseph Chaney founded New Narrative Ltd. in 2013. Before launching n/n, Joseph accumulated more than a decade of experience in the global media, working as both a journalist and a business manager.

From 2011-2013, Joseph was the business manager of Thomson Reuters’ Trading China, a multimedia platform of breaking news and commentary focused on the world’s second largest economy.

Previously, Joseph was a correspondent for Reuters News. His journalism has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail, and the Bangkok Post, among other publications.

Joseph speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. Joseph is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University – Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Jonathan Hopfner
Jonathan Hopfner

Partner

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Jonathan Hopfner co-founded New Narrative Ltd. after over a decade in Asia in key journalism roles spanning print to Internet broadcasting. He most recently worked for Reuters News in Hong Kong as Asia editor for Reuters’ video unit, which produces content on regional economic, corporate and political developments for a wide range of media and institutional clients.

Previously, Jonathan was based in Seoul as an editor and correspondent for Reuters’ North Asia operation. He has also authored guides to the art, culture and entertainment scenes in Hong Kong and Seoul for UK-based design and lifestyle publisher Wallpaper* and U.S.-based Avalon Publishing.

Jonathan’s journalistic roots are in Southeast Asia, where he served as regional correspondent for BNA Inc. (now BNA Bloomberg) for over five years. He has also contributed to publications such as the International Herald Tribune, National Geographic Traveler, Destinasian, The Globe and Mail and the South China Morning Post.

Conversant in Korean, French and Thai, Jonathan holds a B.A. in English Literature from Canada’s Dalhousie University, and has served on the Board of Governors of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong.

David Line
David Line

Partner

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David Line joined New Narrative Ltd as a partner in 2015. He has had a variety of senior editorial roles in global media businesses, including ten years at The Economist Group as a journalist, analyst and editor.

From 2010-2015 David was Senior and then Managing Editor in Asia for The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Thought Leadership division and was global lead for financial services research. He is the author of numerous EIU papers, including a landmark 2013 study on Japan’s middle-market companies, and wrote a chapter on the future of the financial services industry for a 2015 Nikkei book, Global Megatrends: The World to 2050.

Previously, David was Associate Director in Tokyo of The Economist Corporate Network, a membership group for senior executives. In this role he organised and chaired seminars and conferences and regularly appeared on global news media to comment on breaking news events.

Conversant in Japanese, David holds Masters degrees in Global Finance from NYU Stern School of Business/Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in Japanese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and in Modern History from Oxford University.


Lorraine Cushnie
Lorraine Cushnie

Partner

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Lorraine Cushnie joined New Narrative as a partner in 2017, based in Hong Kong. An award-winning financial journalist and editor, Lorraine has more than a decade covering financial and professional markets in Europe and Asia.

Before joining n/n, Lorraine spent over five years at Euromoney Institutional Investor, latterly as managing editor for the banking and capital markets group in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she oversaw the editorial teams and publishing schedule for the company’s financial titles including Asiamoney and GlobalCapital.

While at Euromoney, Lorraine established the first news site dedicated to covering the internationalisation of the renminbi, which now publishes under the brand GlobalRMB and is the leader in its field. She also produced custom reports and content for the region’s leading banks and has been a regular moderator of panels and roundtables at major industry conferences.

Lorraine holds a degree in German from King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma in Newspaper Journalism from City University London for which she received a bursary from the Guardian Media Group.


Katrina Oropel
Katrina Oropel

Director of Business Development

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Katrina Oropel joined New Narrative in 2017 as Director of Business Development, based in Hong Kong.

Previously, Katrina served as Business Development Manager for The Economist Group, where she led integrated sales initiatives in the areas of custom research, events, thought leadership and advertising among a client base of large multinationals.

Katrina brings nearly a decade of business development experience to New Narrative. Before The Economist Group, she managed and produced investment forums and other events in Asia for Euromoney Institutional Investor, and also served as the Global Head of Business Development for leadership development organisation AIESEC.

Katrina holds a BS in International Business, and a Minor in Economics (Honours) from the University of San Francisco.


Mohamed Abdelbaki
Mohamed Abdelbaki

Global Project Manager and Head, Middle East

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Mohamed Abdelbaki joined New Narrative in 2017 as Global Project Manager and Head of Middle East, based in Hong Kong. Mohamed joined from Thomson Reuters, where he acquired nearly a decade of experience across a range of business intelligence and operational roles.

Mohamed has worked with financial market professionals, exchanges and corporate clients. At Thomson Reuters he helped build exclusive multimedia hubs used by top portfolio managers and traders, including Trading Middle East and Trading China, connecting them with a range of market moving news and thought leadership. Mohamed also helped launch the Thomson Reuters DealWatch Forum, an exclusive Japanese-language fixed income community.

Mohamed's experience in the Middle East spans Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and the GCC, and he is a native Arabic and English speaker. He is a merit-based tuition grant recipient from Washington College in the US and holds a Bachelors in Financial Management from the Arab Academy of Science & Technology.


Robert Carmichael
Robert Carmichael

Contributing Editor

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Robert Carmichael is a South African journalist, consultant and author who has spent a decade working in Asia. His journalism has appeared on the BBC, Radio Australia, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and the German Press Agency dpa, among many others, and he has consulted for numerous corporate and non-profit clients including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, USAID and UNICEF. His non-fiction book, When Clouds Fell from the Sky: A Disappearance, A Daughter's Search and Cambodia's First War Criminal, was published in 2015.




Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh
Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

Contributing Editor

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Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh is a Singaporean writer with fifteen years of experience analysing Asia. He is the author of Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore and co-author of Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus. His articles have appeared in The Economist, The Straits Times and The Jakarta Post. From 2006-2013 Sudhir worked as an analyst and senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Sudhir has undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley and a masters from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Gingi Tilbury
Gingi Tilbury

Graphic Design & Art Direction

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Gingi has dedicated her career to helping her clients present their brands in beautiful and effective ways. She brings a combination of talents to each engagement: creative direction, graphic design, and illustration.

Gingi has contributed her concept-driven approach for many top brands across a wide range of industries and mediums including print and web design, packaging, corporate identities, brand positionings and new product inventions that have launched across the globe.

She earned a BFA in Illustration and an MA degree in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her work there was recognized and featured in Graphics International.