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Our Team

Francesco Marchio DipWSET, IWE

Managing Director Hong Kong

Originally from Italy, Francesco was a Sommelier and manager in the wine shop of a top luxury hotel. In 2009 he moved to the UK for a Sommelier role at one of the most prestigious restaurants in the country, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons (Two Michelin Stars), before becoming Sales Manager at WineTraders, the specialist Italian importer based in Oxfordshire. In 2012, he relocated to Hong Kong to join VinoVeritas. 

Carrie Lee

Business Development Manager

Carrie grew a passion for Italy from a young child with an interest in soccer.  In the past 17 years this has grown into a career in Italian Wine.  She joined the wine industry in 2001 after graduating from The University of Hong Kong.   She studied wine at Sopexa and WSET 3 and has worked for Sinolink and Gin Gallery Ltd.  Many trips to Italy have given her extensive knowledge on the unusual grape varieties of Italy which she aims to share with Vinoveritas customers!

Ross Chan

Business Development Manager - Fine Wines Specialist

Ross Chan joined VinoVeritas Asia in January 2020 as Business Development Manager / Fine Wine Specialist. His wine journey all started when infant Ross Chan accidentally destroyed a massive red wine display in a supermarket, in San Francisco, back in the ’80s while shopping with his family. It was indeed a life-changing experience for him and perhaps a sign to be bound for this exciting industry. Throughout his 23 years in the wine industry, Ross Chan has worked with established wine companies, producers, media and highly awarded culinary superstars. Ross Chan is a dynamic and business-oriented, team player. With his industrial background, knowledge, connections, and passion, he will be able to help open new doors for Vino Veritas Asia.

Eveleen Cheng

Office Manager

Eveleen has 16 years of accounting experience in North East Fine Wines. Now, in addition to all accounting stuff, she helps to handle day to day operations. She is also constantly implementing new process to streamline the business, and ensuring our customers receive their wines without delay.

Howard Hyman


Howard’s vision became reality with the establishment of Vino Veritas and he provides strategic direction to the business, guidance to the Board ensure the company remains focused on achieving its aim of being the top Italian fine wine supplier in Asia.

Formerly Howard was Deputy Chairman of Charterhouse Bank and spent twenty-two years with Price Waterhouse, where he was founder and Senior Partner of their global Corporate Finance business. He speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese and has many years experience doing business in the region.

Sam Hyman

Managing Director UK

Sam is a founding Board Member of the company and holds a Level 3 (advanced) WSET qualification.

He is a chartered surveyor and proprietor of Hyman Estates, which advises a number of Hong Kong clients on property acquisitions in the UK, as well as managing a portfolio of UK properties. 

Jon Wallis

Financial advisers and shareholder

Jon is a chartered accountant specializing in financial reporting and corporate finance. He works both the UK and China and assists with the ongoing expansion of the business. Jon is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has years of experience in the region.