Marc Lourdes is the Director of CNN Digital Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Lourdes is responsible for leading his team across editorial content and multiplatform programming for CNN’s global audience during the Asian time zone. As the digital leader in Asia-Pacific, he is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow key audiences in the region in addition to working closely with CNN’s digital teams in London, Abu Dhabi, New York and Atlanta. He was appointed in April 2016 – just weeks after CNN announced a major digital expansion. CNN is significantly increasing its global digital footprint by creating an additional 200 jobs on top of enhancing its products and technologies, with a specific focus on mobile and video. Before joining CNN, Lourdes worked at Yahoo! for five years, most recently as Editor in Chief of Yahoo Singapore. He has spent more than a decade as a journalist and editor, working at publications like The Star and New Straits Times in Malaysia and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Missouri, among others.