As the international head of government relations for PayPal, Steven leads government advocacy, strategy, and outreach efforts across 30 markets in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.
Steven has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in international trade and public policy. Prior to joining PayPal, he was the managing director and regional head of regulatory, industry and government affairs for State Street based in Hong Kong. Steven also served as Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. He previously held various positions in the US government as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State with overseas and domestic assignments in Mexico, China, and Washington D.C., and as Deputy Director for China and Mongolia Affairs with the Department of Commerce. He also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting supporting change management and enterprise transformation projects for large organizations.
Steven currently serves as chair of Emerging Payments Association Asia Advisory Board, found board member of American Association of Indo-Pacific (AAIP), board member of the National Center for APEC, and an industry leader of the APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum. Steven earned a Master of Arts in international economics and China studies from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs and economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.