Stephen joined Spring Airlines in 2008 taking on the position of Vice President with responsibility for Business Development. Stephen has devoted his time to exploring new avenues for growth in the Chinese domestic market while paving the way for international expansion as Spring became the first Chinese airline to be granted an international operating licence in 2010. He is also instrumental in searching for new strategic partners in the aviation, travel, and technology sectors who can assist the China’s first low cost carrier become one of dominant players in the dynamic and highly competitive North Asia region.
Prior to joining Spring, Stephen worked in the US for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Bearing Point Management & Technology Consultants, and Hewitt Associates. He holds a MSc (Economics) and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.