Global ICT Summit 2008

Speakers

Overall Keynote Speech

三浦 惺

President & CEO, NTT Corporation, Japan
Mr. Satoshi Miura

Date of Birth April 3, 1944
Education Bachelor of Law, University of Tokyo, 1967
Business Career June 2007 President and CEO
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  June 2005 Senior Executive Vice President and CFO
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  June 2002 President
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
  July 1999 Senior Executive Vice President
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
  January 1999 Executive Vice President
Deputy Senior Executive Manager, NTT EAST Provisional Headquarter
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  June 1998 Executive Vice President
Executive Manager, Personnel and Industrial Relations Department
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  July 1996 Senior Vice President
Executive Manager, Personnel and Industrial Relation Department
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  June 1996 Senior Vice President
Executive Manager, Personnel Department
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  June 1994 Vice President
Executive Manager, Personnel Department
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  April 1967 Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation

Session 1.

Tadashi Onodera

President & Chairman, KDDI Corporation, Japan
Mr. Tadashi Onodera

Born in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 3 February 1948
June 2005 - present: Representative Director, President and Chairman of KDDI CORPORATION
June 2001: Representative Director and President of KDDI CORPORATION
April 2001: DDI CORPORATION was renamed to KDDI CORPORATION
October 2000: Representative Director, Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Mobile Communications Service Administration Division of DDI CORPORATION (Merged with KDD Corporation and IDO CORPORATION, Daini-Denden Inc. became DDI CORPORATION)
June 1997: Representative Director and Vice President of Daini-Denden Inc.
June 1995: Managing Director and Member of the Board of Daini-Denden Inc.
June 1989: Member of the Board of Daini-Denden Inc.
April 1985: Daini-Denden Planning Company was renamed to  Daini-Denden Inc.
November 1984: Joined Daini-Denden Planning Company
April 1970: Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (now Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company)
March 1970: SA in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University

アレキサンダー・ピュレッガー

Global Head of Business Development & Marketing,
FON Wireless Limited, Spain

Mr. Alexander Puregger

Regional Manager for FON Asia. Before joining FON, Alex worked for more than 8 years as Strategy Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). At BAH he focused mostly on strategic projects in the area of fixed/mobile telecommunications and media. Alex helped establish the BAH office in Vienna, Austria (which grew from 4 to more than 25 employees within 5 years) and recently led BAH’s telecommunications team in Madrid, Spain.

Edward Deng

Senior Vice President, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China
Mr. Edward Deng

Edward Deng is the President of Global Key Account Marketing and Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”).

Edward joined Huawei in 1996 and engaged in the R&D,Sales and Marketing. He has been in charge of the Global Key Account Marketing since 2005.
From 2001 to 2005, Edward served as the President of Huawei Europe Region. During that period, Huawei has built its sales and service networks in over 30 European countries, and has also set up the strategic cooperation with more than 10 international Tier1 Carriers in Europe.
From 1997-2001, Edward served as the Founding President of South Africa Region, within that term, Huawei has developed Sales and Service in more than 20 countries. Prior to that, Edward served in Huawei China Domestic Sales and Marketing division and was in charge of Eastern China region’s activities.

Edward received his Master’s Degree in Telecommunications networking from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1991.

Yasuhiko Ito

Vice President, KDDI Corporation, Japan
Mr. Yasuhiko Ito

Educational background and qualifications
1971 Completed the course of study in Electrical and Communication Engineering Department, Science and Engineering Division, Waseda University
1981 Doctor of Engineering
Professional career
1971 Joined Kokusai Denshin Denwa (KDD)
1998 Member of the Board, Manager of Wireless Business Department, Network Headquarters, KDD
1999 Member of the Board, Deputy General Manager of Mobile Technology Headquarters, Daini Denden Incorporated (DDI; Current KDDI Corporation)
2003 Senior Vice President, Member of the Board, General Manager of Solutions Business Headquarters, KDDI Corporation
2004 Senior Vice President, Member of the Board, General Manager of Technology General Headquarters, KDDI Corporation
2005 Executive Vice President, Technology, Member of the Board, doubling as General  Manager of Technology General Headquarters, KDDI Corporation
December 2005 – Present
Executive Vice President, Technology, Member of the Board, KDDI Corporation

Kiyoyuki Tsujimura

Senior Executive Vice President, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan
Mr. Kiyoyuki Tsujimura

Born on January 11, 1950
Place of birth: Tokyo
Educational background:
March 1973 Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Physical Electronics
March 1975 Completed a master’s course in Physical Electronics at Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School
June 1987 Completed a master’s course in business administration at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
March 2007 Earned a PhD in social engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School
Professional career:
April 1975 Joined NTT Public Corporation
July 1987 Manager responsible for NTT America (New York)
June 1990 Manager, Mobile Communications Business Department (Mobile Business Empowerment PT)
July 1992 Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Planning Department, NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc.
January 1999 Managing Director of Global Business Department, NTT Docomo Inc.
June 2001 Senior Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Director of Global Business Department
June 2002 Managing Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
June 2004 Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
June 2001 Senior Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Director of Global Business Department
June 2005 Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Products & Services Division
June 2008-Present

Senior Executive Vice President responsible for

Multimedia Services and Technology, NTT Docomo Inc.

Masaki Kikugawa

President & CEO, Willcom, Inc., Japan
Mr. Masaki Kikugawa

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on 1 July 1963
October 2006 - present: Representative Director and President of WILLCOM, Inc.
February 2005: Executive Manager of Corporate Planning Department of WILLCOM, Inc. (at the renaming of DDI POCKET Inc. as WILLCOM, Inc.)
October 2004: Executive Manager of Corporate Planning Department of DDI POCKET Inc.
June 2002: Director and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of DDI POCKET Inc.
June 2001: Manager of Comprehensive Strategic Planning Department of DDI POCKET Inc.
September 1995: Transferred to DDI Tokyo Pocket Telephone, Inc. (renamed to DDI POCKET Inc. in January 2000)
April 1987: Joined Daini-Denden Inc. (now KDDI CORPORATION)
March 1987: BA in Commerce, Waseda University

Special Session

Eric R. Stark

Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Eric R. Stark

Eric R. Stark serves as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development in the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA serves as the principal adviser to the President on telecommunications and information policy. Mr. Stark was appointed to the post on July 11, 2005.

In this role, Mr. Stark directs research and analysis and prepares policy recommendations for the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. Under Mr. Stark’s leadership, the office has focused on supporting President Bush’s national goal of affordable broadband access and identifying market-based incentives to promote efficient federal spectrum use. He also launched the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, comprised of leading spectrum experts, to provide NTIA with advice on spectrum policy and needed reforms.

Prior to his service in the Administration, Mr. Stark was Global Account Director for AT&T in San Francisco, California, responsible for leading a worldwide sales team for two of AT&T's largest accounts, Hitachi and Fujitsu. Prior to that Mr. Stark served in a variety of sales and operations roles for AT&T in both business and consumer markets. Mr. Stark received his B.A. in Economics and Business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1996.

Christophe Forax

Member of Cabinet, Agency European Commission, Cabinet of Ms Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society & Media
Mr. Christophe Forax

Christophe Forax entered the European Commission (EC) in 1995 where he worked in the political section at the EC Representation in Germany.

In 1999 he went back to the EC headquarter in Brussels to become Spokesman in charge of Education, culture, youth and sport. In 2004, Christophe joined Commissioner Reding's Private Office and became the Member in charge of culture, audiovisual, sport and international relations.

After Ms Reding had been appointed European Commissioner for Information Society & Media in 2005, Christophe remained Member of her Private Office now in charge of Audiovisual policy, Internet policy, relations with the media industry and for international relations on information society and media policies.

After adoption of the "Audiovisual media services" Directive and the signature of the European Film Online Charter, the current priorities of his work include Content Online, the EU strategy for mobile television and the definition of a new international dimension for the information society and media policies of the EC Christophe is French and graduated of University Paris in political science. He speaks French, English and German.

Kim, Ki-Kwon

Director General of Korea Communications Commission / Vice president of APCICT (Asian and Pacific Training Center for Information and Communication Technology for Development)
Mr. Ki-Kwon Kim

Date of Birth December 22, 1955
Title Director General of Korea Communications Commission
Education
1980 Dongguk University (College of Historical science)
1988 Seoul University (Graduate School of Public Administration )
1992 University of Wisconsin in USA (Policy Studies)
Professional Experience
Apr. 2007 Secondment to UN-APCICT
Sept. 2005 Director General of Kangwon Province Post Office
May. 2005 Director General of North Jeolla Province Post Office
Aug. 2004 Information Protection Policy Director of Information Planning Office
Apr. 2003 Information Protection Director of Information Planning Office
Feb. 2001 Industry and Technology Director of Communication Policy Bureau
Feb. 2000 Secretary to the Minister
Jul. 1996- Secondment to Department of Communication and the Arts of Australia
Jul. 1995-1985 Deputy Director of Post Bureau, Planning and Management Office
April. 1984 High Civil Service Examination(27th)

小笠原 倫明

Director-General of the Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
Mr. Michiaki Ogasawara

Education
Graduated from Faculty of Economics, the University of Kyoto
Career
2008 Director-General of the Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC (Present)
2007 Director-General of the Information and Communications Policy Bureau, MIC
2005 Deputy Director-General of the Information and Communications Policy Bureau, MIC
2002 Director of the General Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, MIC
2001 Director of the General Affairs Division, Information and Communications Policy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
(January 6, 2001: Reorganization of ministries and agencies)
1976 Joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), Japan

Kumi Fujisawa

Cofounder, Vice President of Think Tank SophiaBank
Ms. Kumi Fujisawa

Kumi Fujisawa is Co-Founder and Vice President of Think Tank SophiaBank, Vice President of Japan Social Entrepreneur Forum (JSEF) and Guest Professor of Hosei Graduate School. She also acts globally as a member of World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council on Philanthropy and Social Investing.

Kumi's professional career began as an investment analyst after graduating from Osaka City University in 1989. After working for several investment fund management companies, she founded Japan's first investment trust evaluation company in1996. She sold the company to S&P in 1999 and joined the establishment of Think Tank SophiaBank to incubate new social systems by fostering social entrepreneurs in 2000.

From 2003 to 2006, she anchored "21st Century Business Class", a NHK TV program. Since then, she has continued to visit and interview more than 600 companies.

For now she has sit on more than 30 government committees. She is also actively involved in writing books, appearing magazine, television or radio and giving lectures to deliver useful hints on investment, economics, management or business promotion. Some of her books were translated to several Asian languages and English. Her excellent insight and brilliant comment are highly valued.

Special Lecture

John W. Thompson

Chairman & CEO, Symantec Corporation, US
Mr. John W. Thompson

John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation. Under Thompson’s leadership, Symantec has grown from a small consumer software publisher to a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions. Through a combination of strategic acquisitions, strong technology partnerships and organic development, Symantec has grown to become the fourth largest independent software company. With its broad portfolio of products and services, Symantec helps consumers and enterprise customers secure and manage their information assets.

In September 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Thompson to the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee (NIAC), to make recommendations regarding the security of the critical infrastructure of the United States. In addition, Thompson has served as the chair of the Silicon Valley Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aviation Security and Technology to identify and evaluate technology-driven solutions to improve the security and efficiency of national and local aviation.

Prior to joining Symantec, Thompson had a distinguished career with the IBM Corporation where he held senior executive positions in sales, marketing and software development. In his last assignment, he was general manager of IBM Americas and a member of the company’s Worldwide Management Council.

He serves as a director on the corporate boards of UPS and Seagate Technology. In addition, he serves on the board of Teach for America, an organization dedicated to eliminating educational inequities for all children. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and holds a master’s degree in management science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Session 2.

David Katsujin Chao

Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, DCM, US
Mr. David Chao

David Katsujin Chao is a co-founder and general partner of DCM, a leading international early-stage venture capital firm managing US$1.6 billion. Prior to joining DCM, he was a co-founder and Board member of JCI, a public company and Japan's largest MVNO. Mr. Chao's past experiences include roles at Recruit, Apple and McKinsey. He serves on the Boards of numerous DCM portfolio companies in the U.S. and Asia. He is on the Board of 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS) and Spansion (Nasdaq: SPSN) and responsible for the investments in All About Japan, Inc. (JASDAQ: 2454), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Kabu.com (TSE: 8703), Recourse Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Sling Media, SMIC (NYSE: SMI) and eDreams (acquired by TA.) David currently sits on the Board of BitTorrent, Oak Pacific InterActive (Mop.com, Xiaonei.com), 99Bill, Outspark and RockYou! He also serves on the Board of Legend Capital in China and the management board of Stanford Graduate Business School. He has been listed as a Top 20 venture capitalist by Forbes Magazine since 2004.

David holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. with high honors in Economics and East Asian Studies (Anthropology) from Brown University.

Tim Wu

Professor, Columbia Law School, US
Dr. Tim Wu

Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, the chairman of media reform organization Free Press, and the co-author of Who Controls the Internet? (Oxford U. Press, 2006). Wu was recognized in 2006 as one of 50 leaders in science and technology by Scientific American magazine. In 2007 Wu was listed as one of Harvard's 100 most influential graduates by 02138 magazine.

Tim Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he has also written about copyright, international trade, and the study of law-breaking. He previously worked for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry in Silicon Valley, and was a law clerk
for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.), and Harvard Law School.

Wu has written for the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Forbes, Slate magazine, and others. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and once worked at Hoo's Dumplings.

Kenji Kasahara

President & CEO, mixi Inc., Japan
Mr. Kenji Kasahara

Born in 1975, Kenji Kasahara grew up in Osaka Prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Economics at the University of Tokyo.

Inspired by the case studies of IT business he studied in a university seminar on management strategy and by the rapid rise of Internet business in Silicon Valley in the USA, he started up “Find Job !”, an online job information site, in 1997.

In 1999 Kasahara established eMercury, Inc. (mixi, Inc.) and assumed the post of representative director.

In February 2004 he launched “mixi,” the first social networking service in Japan. It was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market in September 2006. In the four years since the service was started, mixi has been used by about 15 million users (as of July 13, 2007).

Dag Honningsvag

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Opera Software
Mr. Dag Honningsvag

As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, B2B, Dag Honningsvag oversees global sales and marketing efforts. He is responsible for driving Opera sales in all industry segments and major accounts around the world. Honningsvag has previously spent 24 years in the IT and telecom business, including time with Telenor and Computer Associates.

Most recently, he served as Country Manager and Managing Director for Computer Associates in Norway, a position he had held since 2003.

Session 3.

スティーブ・チェン

Co-Founder & CTO, YouTube, US
Mr. Steve Chen

Steve Chen is Chief Technology Officer of YouTube and co-founded the company in 2005 after he and Chad Hurley resolved to provide a more simple way to share videos online.

Steve has been instrumental in building YouTube into a viral video phenomenon and helped lead YouTube through the Google acquisition for $1.65 billion less than a year after launching the site.

As the company's key technologist, Steve is credited with developing the company’s massive data centers and helping build YouTube into a premier entertainment destination and one of the most popular Web sites on the Internet today. He oversees all areas of both engineering and product development, including managing site operations, and developing features and services that are compelling and easy to use for everyone.

Since the rise in popularity of YouTube, the site has been awarded "Best Invention of the Year" by Time magazine and was the first Web site to receive "Entertainer of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly.

Both Chad and Steve have been received several prestigious honors and acknowledgements from the business and entertainment communities including: Business 2.0's "50 Most Influential People," GQ's "Men of the Year," and Fortune's "Most Powerful People in Business." They also were prominently featured in Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue and received credit for largely influencing the publication’s unprecedented selection of “you” in a year that YouTube led the digital democracy explosion.

Before YouTube, Steve was one of the first product engineers at PayPal. He led development efforts and served as an engineering manager on a variety of critical projects.

Steve studied computer science at the University of Illinois.

Ryuichiro Hisamatsu

Executive Vice President & CEO, Actvila Corporation, Japan
Mr. Ryuichiro Hisamatsu

After graduating from the Astrophysics Department, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, in 1988, he joined Sony Corporation where he worked at the General Planning Office of the Headquarters and Management Planning Group.
In 1998, he assumed the position of head of JIB Promotion Office of the Corporate Strategy Department.
After engaging in launching satellite broadcasting-related business, he became involved in all aspects of broadcasting business, including media, platform, and receiver development, serving as Executive Operating Officer at IBC Co., Ltd. in 1999, Section Manager of Home Network Company in 2000, and Section Manager of Broadcast Media Promotion Office in 2001.
Following the shift of the business axis towards Internet-related operations starting in 2002, he held such positions as General Manager of the Business Division of TV Ohkoku (“Kingdom” in Japanese) in 2004 and Director of the TV Portal Business Department at Sony Communication Network Corporation in 2005.
In July 2006, he left Sony for TV Portal Service Corporation, and became Executive Vice-President of this company.

(In September 2007, TV Portal Service Corporation altered its company name to Actvila Corporation.)

Michelangelo Volpi

CEO, JoostTM Software, the Netherlands
Mr. Michelangelo Volpi

Mike Volpi is Chief Executive Officer of Joost™ since 2007. Joost™ provides a new way of watching video that combines the best of full-screen TV entertainment with the interactive and community benefits of the Internet to bring broadcast-quality video to viewers anytime, anywhere. Based on a state-of-the-art, secure, peer-to-peer streaming technology, Joost can be accessed with a broadband Internet connection and offers video content to viewers for free.

Prior to Joost, Mike Volpi was the Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Routing and Service Provider Technology Group at Cisco Systems. In this capacity, he lead Cisco’s overall strategy for the Service Provider market, and is responsible for all of Cisco’s routing and access products including the core, midrange, and access routers, mobile wireless, cable and video solutions, as well as Cisco’s optical networking and service provider voice solutions.  In 2007, this was an $11 billion business for Cisco.
 
Prior to his role as head of Routing and Service Provider Groups, Mr. Volpi was the Chief Strategy Officer, where he was responsible for Cisco's corporate strategy as well as business development, strategic alliances, advanced Internet projects, legal services, and government affairs. Mr. Volpi directed Cisco's expansion into new markets and technologies through a balance of internal development, partnerships, and acquisitions.

Since joining Cisco in 1994, Mr. Volpi has been instrumental in the creation of the company's acquisition and investment strategies. Cisco acquired more than 70 companies during his tenure and has developed Cisco’s acquisition and integration processes, which have been a significant driver of Cisco growth into new markets.

Before joining Cisco, Mr. Volpi was at Hewlett Packard's optoelectronics division, serving as a product development engineer and product marketing manager.

Mr. Volpi is serves on the board of directors the Clearwire, Inc. He has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He was raised in Italy and Japan and is fluent both languages as well as English.

Hidemi Hyuga

Executive Director-General of Broadcasting, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan
Mr. Hidemi Hyuga

Born on December 14, 1949
Place of birth: Saitama Prefecture
March 1973 Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Law
April 1973 Joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
June 1973 Broadcasting Department, NHK Kitakyushu Broadcasting Station
August 1977 Homemaking Programs Team, Program Production Department
August 1982 Culture and Science Programs Team, Program Production Department
July 1988 Chief Producer, Culture Programs Team, Program Production Department
June 1992 Chief Producer, Programming Department (Special Programs)
June 1995 Chief Producer, Science Programs Team, Program Production Department
June 1996 Chief Producer, Programming Department (Special Programs)
June 1998 Executive Producer, Programming Department
June 2002 Manager, Program Production Department (Culture Programs)
June 2003 Chief, Culture Programs Center, Program Production Department, doubling as Editor-in-Chief, Programming Department
April 2005 Manager, Program Production Department
June 2006 Manager, Production Department
April 2007 Member of the Board

Akira Arima

Senior Executive Vice President, NTT Communications, Japan
Mr. Akira Arima

Born on August 25, 1949
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Educational background:
March 1973 Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Commerce and Management
Professional career:
April 1973 Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation
January 1996 General Manager of Tokyo Chiyoda Branch, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
January 1999 First Division Manager of the Headquarters for transfer to a holding company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
July 1999 First Division Manager, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
June 2002 Director and Corporate Planning Manager, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
April 2003 Director and Corporate Management Planning Manager, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
June 2005 Member of the Board, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
June 2007- Present Senior Executive Vice President, Net Business Division, NTT Communications Corporation

Hugh L. Stephens

Senior Vice President, International Relations and Public Policy, Time Warner Inc., US
Mr. Hugh Stephens

Mr. Stephens joined Time Warner in 2001 with a mandate to establish the company’s first public policy office in the Asia-Pacific region. This office, based at the company’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, works closely with Time Warner’s operating divisions and brands to build and maintain contacts with political, administrative, business, academic and non-governmental organizations in order to advance Time Warner’s business and public policy objectives and to position the company for growth.

Mr. Stephens is active in a number of regional business organizations. He is a member of the Council of Governors of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia, the Executive Committees of the US National Center for APEC and the US-Korea Business Council as well as sitting on the Board of Directors of the US-ASEAN Business Council.  He is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a trustee of the US-China Business Council’s US-China Legal Cooperation Fund.

During his 30 year career with the Canadian Government prior to joining Time Warner, Mr.  Stephens held the positions of Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Communications in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, Chief of Mission and Canadian Representative in Taipei and Senior Political Officer and Chargé d’affaires at the Canadian Embassies in Seoul and Islamabad, among other assignments. 

Mr. Stephens was educated at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and Duke University, and studied Mandarin for two years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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