Head of regulatory, industry and government affairs in APAC
Steven Xavier Chan is managing director and regional head of regulatory, industry and government affairs for State Street’s businesses in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he leads responses to regulatory changes in the financial services industry for State Street, and government advocacy and outreach efforts in the region.
Steven has more than 17 years of combined government and industry experience in international trade and public policy. Prior to joining State Street in March 2014, he served as Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. He also 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 a board member of National Center for APEC, and is the chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s financial services committee. He also co-leads the APEC Asia-Pacific Financial Forum’s capital markets development working group on mutual recognition/funds passporting and co-chairs State Street Hong Kong’s office Global & Inclusion Initiative that consists of 12 employee networks and affinity groups.
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. He is a native of Hawaii.