Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sam Cooper

Sam is a long term Hong Kong resident and has lived in Hong Kong since his teenage years. Formally educated at Bromsgrove School in the UK, and Island School in Hong Kong, Sam then completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Loughbourough University.

After working in the insurance industry for 9 years, Sam took the step in 2012 to found CCW Global and has helped to grow the business in to the thriving multi-line insurance brokerage that it is today.

Outside of the insurance industry Sam is a keen rugby player and still turns out on matchdays for the Veterans side, alongside his boxing training. Sam also makes time to spend with his family, including his wife, daughter and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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Operations Director

Sophie Le Grys

Sophie has been living in Hong Kong for a number of years. A British National, she has lived and worked in England, Oman, Egypt and Hong Kong, and her travel has allowed her to work with international business individuals and communities from many different cultural backgrounds.

Sophie gained professional experience in many areas including food & beverage, retail, advertising and marketing and she became a fully licensed insurance intermediary with PIBA in Hong Kong through the IIQAS in 2009, and holds license for papers 1,2 and 3. Sophie joined CCW Global in 2013 from Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers – Kwiksure.

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Head of Client Servicing

Nika Feshchenko

Of a Russian background, Nika has a global background having worked in Mexico, China and now Hong Kong. Having obtained her degree in Russia, she furthered this with a master’s in international Business and Trade in China in 2010.

Nika started off her insurance career as an Account Manager with a multinational broker in Beijing in 2012 , handling both individual and corporate client. After a portion of time on the other side of the fence with AXA as a Business Relationship Manager, she returned to the brokering side with CCW Global in 2019 and now heads up a very diversified Client Servicing Team.

Her passion for obtaining the very best for her clients is evident and truly believes in putting the client first. She is a fully licensed intermediary with the IA and holds papers 1,2 and 3 of the IIQAS

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Sales Manager

Philip Bautista Steel

Phil is a Hong Kong permanent resident having grown up in the SAR attending Island School, moving to Ridley College and then St. Clair College both in Ontario Canada, before returning to HK in 2007. He holds a honors BA in International Business and is currently perusing his Senior Associate designation with ANZIFF. He is a registered insurance intermediary with the IA holding IIQAS papers 1,2 and 3 as well as being a CII member.

Leaving a very successful teaching career, Phil moved into the world of insurance first as a recruiter, then to broking 2017 with CCW Global. His experience lies within the Financial Lines and SME space focusing on the overall needs of businesses across multiple sectors including finance, tech, allied health, and F&B.

In addition to broking, Phil is the current President of the Hong Kong Insurers Club. Having served on the board for 4 years, he helps with proving a wide range of activities and professional developmental services for insurance practitioners across Hong Kong.

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Marketing Director

Michael Lamb

In 2013 Michael joined CCW Global from Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers - Kwiksure where he managed the Information Technology and Digital Marketing departments from 2006. A consummate technophile with a background in philosophy, Michael successfully grew Pacific Prime - Kwiksure's lead generation capabilities by more than 200% during his tenure in charge of the departments.

A prolific writer, featuring in periodicals including HR Magazine and Escape Artist, Michael built a team of 25 people and established the SEO/SEM systems and practices being successfully utilized by Pacific Prime. He was also the core component in developing a positive Long-Tail organic strategy for the company’s online properties.

His experience with globally targeted Google Adwords campaigns lead to his becoming an expert contributor to The Complete Guide to Google Adwords (2011) by Larisa Lambert. Additionally, Michael has been featured on ExpatMarketing.com for his unique and expansive digital practices.

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Sales Director

Barney Beaumont

Barney is a qualified insurance intermediary with PIBA and holds licenses for papers 1, 2 & 3 of the IIQAS.

With ten years’ experience in Asia, Barney is highly experienced in business development and specifically the account management of employee benefits, corporate groups, life insurance, medical insurance and general insurance product lines for clients in Asia and the rest of the world.

He originates from the UK and graduated in 2001 from Loughborough University with a Bachelors of Science degree.

A keen sportsman, Barney enjoys playing tennis and still plays amateur football in Hong Kong. Barney is often found hiking at the weekend and travels at every opportunity.