His career spans 25 years working for Fortune 200 companies, Starbucks Coffee Company where he was Chief Learning Officer, Yum! Brands VP of Yum University and Global Learning, PepsiCo Restaurants International, and Motorola.
At Starbucks, Stephen was the VP of Global Learning at Starbucks Coffee Company. The role required implementing an enterprise-wide learning strategy for the 140,000 partners 12,800 restaurants operating in 37 countries to enable the brand’s planned and systematic growth across the globe. At Yum! Brands Inc., Stephen was the VP of Yum University and Global training where he took care of the top 3000 executives’ developmental needs. At PepsiCo Restaurants International, He was Regional Director in charge of designing and developing programs for all company-owned and franchise in the Asia Pacific region. At Motorola, he started as an Instructional Designer and rose to become regional manager for supplier-customer training. He started his career as a training consultant at the Singapore Institute of Management. These senior training and education roles in these companies have enabled him to develop and train leaders globally.
Conferences and Conventions:
Stephen has spoken at multiple events worldwide and has run numerous training programs, and spoken in countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East:
South Africa, Keynote Leadership Conventions
USA, CLO Exchange Dallas, Atlanta Conferences
USA ASTD chapter meetings and ASTD National Convention
Germany, Leadership Offsite
Switzerland, Leadership Offsite
UK, Leadership Workshops
Egypt, Keynote, Leadership Programs
Thailand, Keynote, Public Programs and Conferences
Dubai, Keynote, HR, and Restaurant Managers Conference
Malaysia, Keynote, Corporate Talks, ARTDO Conference
Mauritius, Franchisee Conventions
China, Keynote, HR and Operations Leaders Conference
Singapore- STADA, APSS and HR Conferences
Indonesia- Keynote, Asian Corporate University Summit
USA Learn Share Creating the Connection Conferences
USA Youth Microenterprise Leadership Conference
Stephen currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific. He is associated with major professional organizations and has served as President of the Association of Psychological Type, Singapore, VP of Asian Regional Training and Development Organizations (ARTDO), and is now a member of the National Speakers Association and American Society for Training and Development in the U.S. He was included in WHO’S WHO INTERNATIONAL (2000) and received numerous internal awards at Yum! Brands and PepsiCo. He instructed as an adjunct faculty member at University of London and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
Some of his clients include: Albertsons, VISA, BASF, Applied Materials Inc, Global Foundries. BNP Paribas, SMBC, OCBC, DBS, Schneider Electric, Barclay’s Bank, Kelly Services, CBRE, Monsanto, Hisense, Yum! Brands, ANZ, CB&I, FMCT, Telkom Indonesia, Mandiri Bank, Khazanah Nasional, South East Asia, National Parks Board, Yum! Brands, LM Ericsson, Fiserv ASPAC, Fluke, and Youth Olympics 2010 Organizing Committee.
Include running programs at Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, National Technical University, National University of Singapore – MSc Industry 4.0, Washington State University – EMBA, University of Washington – Entrepreneurship Class, Millikin University – Communication and Business Class, Midland University – MBA, AUAP – Faculty Development Program.