Steven Xavier Chan is managing director and head of regulatory, industry and government affairs for State Street’s businesses in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he manages responses to regulatory changes in the financial services industry for State Street, and leads government advocacy and outreach efforts in the region.
Mr. Chan 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.
Mr. Chan currently serves a board member of National Center for APEC and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong. He previously served as chair of AmCham’s Financial Services Committee for three years. He also chairs the APEC Asia-Pacific Financial Forum’s capital markets development working group on mutual recognition/funds passporting.
Mr. Chan 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.