Steve has worked in the manufacturing industry and technology for 34 years. Originating from the UK, Steve has been based in the Middle East, Japan, China and Singapore, the latter which has been his home for more than 30 years. Steve’s experience as a senior executive in Asia includes C Level and VP positions in Sales, Marketing, Business Management, and Operations with fortune 500 manufacturing and technology companies.
Starting out in oil and gas exploration in the middle east, Steve moved to business development roles in Asia within the technology groups of Schlumberger. Steve moved into the Electronics Manufacturing Services sector in the 1990s. His experience includes managing re-branding; development of corporate and business strategy; building sales and business development organisations; and driving growth globally. His deep experience in manufacturing, includes EMS, flexible circuits, precision plastic and mechanical parts manufacturing. He has worked across many industrial segments, including Consumer, Networking, Industrial, Medical and Automotive.
Steve has established a comprehensive knowledge and network of key customers, partners, and business associates throughout Asia. He has been active at every level in customer organisations, working with CEOs, and key corporate decision makers on large scale, complex contractual negotiations. He has an innate understanding of customer needs and motivations, which translates positively into delivering solutions tailored to each client’s requirements.
Steve’s own hiring experience has included building organisations across Asia, and globally. He understands the diversity of needs, and cross-cultural workforce challenges inherent in Asia and Japan based global OEMs, and has a successful recruitment, and team building record.
Steve graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, in Electrical Engineering, and also graduated with a Masters in International Marketing from Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, U.K, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing; he is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors
An extremely active yachtsman, Steve is involved heavily in the Asian yacht racing scene, and won yacht and skipper of the year in 2016.