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Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates
AmCham Governor

Steven Okun, Senior Advisor, advises clients on issues throughout Asia. He is based in Singapore. The Founder and CEO of APAC Advisors, Mr. Okun is widely considered a leader in corporate public affairs, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement in the Asia Pacific region. He also serves as the ASEAN representative for the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Living and working in Singapore since 2003, Mr. Okun created and led Asia Pacific public affairs for both global investment firm KKR and global logistics firm UPS, as well as being a leader of multiple business chambers and industry associations, including having been elected three times each as Chairman of both the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). He remains on the boards of both.

As KKR’s first Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs, Mr. Okun’s responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement and environmental and social responsibility issues for KKR, as well as in supporting those efforts for its portfolio companies across the region. In particular, his responsibilities included working on Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) initiatives. Also, he created and led KKR’s impact investing pro bono program, a model for strategic philanthropic engagement for which KKR was awarded the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship by PublicAffairsAsia.

Mr. Okun led UPS Asia’s public affairs matters on aviation, competition and trade from 2003 until 2010, and before that worked in UPS’ Washington, DC office. He was instrumental in UPS Airlines obtaining it first-ever authority to operate in China in 2001.

Mr. Okun served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation, being at the Department from 1994 to 1999. For his public service, he was awarded the Secretary's Award for Special Service Commendation. He represents and advocates the views of the US business community in Asia, including as a periodic guest host on CNBC. A sought after expert on public affairs, he speaks frequently in the media, at universities, businesses and conferences across the region, as well as is the author of numerous articles.

Mr. Okun received his BA from the University of Virginia and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

Agenda


Please note that agenda timings are based on Singapore timezone (GMT+8).

DAY 1
09 March 2021
DAY 2
10 March 2021
DAY 3
11 March 2021
Start Time End Time Session Description
03:05 pm 03:25 pm Presentation of Committee Point of View Papers Key Themes (In-person)
Presented by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

Start Time End Time Session Description
03:05 pm 03:35 pm In Focus #3: Building Resiliency Through the Pandemic
Speakers:

Jon Teo

Healthcare and Data Governance Specialist, APJ

Informatica

Apurva Gupta

Head of Procurement, Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific

Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Chair

Marine Queniart Stojanovic

General Manager, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar & Brunei, Sanofi-Aventis

Healthcare Committee Co-Chair

Moderated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

05:00 pm 05:35 pm Tabletop and Shared Discussion (In-person)
Facilitated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

Jannik Termansen

Regional Director, Government Affairs & Markets, 3M Asia Pacific

AmCham Board of Governor

Anindo Dutta

Partner, Global Alliances & Ecosystems

Ernst & Young Asia Pacific

Start Time End Time Session Description
08:40 am 08:50 am Dialogue with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Speaker:

David Marchick

Chief Operations Officer

U.S International Development Finance Corporation

Moderated by:

Steve Okun

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmCham Governor

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
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