Our Team

The Oake Media team are all former, long-time employees of CNBC Asia Pacific. Together, they have interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, Fund Managers, analysts and celebrities. They now travel around Asia and the Middle East offering media training to those who want to excel in interviews.

Lisa Oake, Founder and CEO

Lisa Oake is the former co-host of CNBC Asia’s top-rated morning program Squawk Box. She has sixteen years of experience covering global economics, business and politics.

Lisa has conducted thousands of interviews with CEO’s, central bank governors and heads of state including Indonesia’s Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Thailand’s Abhisit Vejjajiva, New Zealand’s Helen Clarke and Canada’s Kim Campbell. She was the first journalist to report live from the trading floor of the Singapore Exchange and to interview the President of Indonesia after the devastation of 2004 tsunami.

Lisa was named Best Media Trainer at the 2017 Asia Training and Development Excellence Awards.  She is also a recipient of the Canadian Radio Television News Directors Foundation’s Eric Murray award for investigative journalism and CNBC’s special achievement award for journalistic excellence.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Follow Lisa’s media training tips on Twitter @OakeMedia

Moira Coops, Image Stylist

Moira Coops is one of the most sought-after image stylists and make-up artists in the world. She has worked with some of the biggest names in business, politics and entertainment including:

  • Bill Gates
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Maria Bartiromo
  • Beyonce
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • George Bush Sr.
  • Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Deepak Chopra

All of our television training sessions include a makeover and image styling session with Moira.

Alan Chan, Cameraman

Alan Chan has thirty years of experience as a television news cameraman. Since 1997, he has shot thousands of studio and field interviews for CNBC Asia both in Singapore and abroad.

Alan has had the privilege of recording five interviews with Singaporea’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Some of his work has made it to the finals of the MTV awards in the United States.