John is responsible for overseeing the international PR activities of Gobi and its portfolio companies and is based out of San Francisco. Prior to joining Gobi, John worked at North Head and MSLGROUP in Beijing, providing corporate communications and public affairs consulting services for Fortune 500 companies operating in China. John began his career at Voice of America in Washington, DC as part of VOA’s Mandarin Services. John received his B.A. in International Studies from Ohio University, with minors in Anthropology and History.
Lisa joined Gobi in 2016 and manages Gobi's Oasis Program, a platform created by Gobi which provides young Internet/mobile Internet entrepreneurs with financial and professional support. Lisa has nearly 6 years of experience in the corporate PR/communications areas across the TMT and VC/PE industries, and also holds a counselor qualification certificate. Prior to Gobi, Lisa worked for TechWeb, Zero2IPO Group, and Sogou. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Bohai University.
Luna joined Gobi in 2015 and drives brand building activities for Gobi and the Oasis Program, (a platform created by Gobi which provides young Internet/mobile Internet entrepreneurs with financial and professional support). With broad experience in the PR and marketing industries, one of Luna's key roles in this position is to provide strategic counseling to Gobi's portfolio companies in helping them grow brand image and awareness. Prior to Gobi, Luna served as the Director at Ogilvy PR, where she covered an extensive portfolio of key technology clients such as Intel. She has also previously worked at Edelman's Tech practice. Luna graduated from the Central University of Finance and Economics, where she majored in International Finance.
Shafinaz joined Gobi in 2016. She has 4 years of experience in PR in the Malaysian government and private sectors, and prior to her career with Gobi, was a Senior Executive in the Corporate Communications Division of the Land Public Transport Commission Malaysia (SPAD) and a Public Relations Associate at the online retail startup Lazada Malaysia. Shafinaz holds a B.Comm. from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), where she majored in Advertising.