Stephen has served as chairman of Spring Airlines since 2017. Prior to holding that position, Stephen was Spring Airlines’ Vice President - Business Development from 2008. Since that time, Stephen has devoted his energies to exploring new avenues for growth in the Chinese domestic market, while paving the way for international expansion. In addition to being China’s first, low-cost carrier, in 2010 Spring became the first, private Chinese airline to be granted an international operating license. Stephen continues to be instrumental in searching for new strategic partners in the aviation, travel, and technology sectors that can assist Spring in its efforts to 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 an MSc (Economics) and an MBA from Southern Illinois University.