Steven Okun is a leader on corporate public affairs, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement in Asia Pacific.
Steven serves as a Senior Advisor for international advisory firm McLarty Associates. The firm’s work lies at the nexus of business and policy and helps clients navigate the strategic and operational challenges they face around the globe.
In addition, he serves as the ASEAN Representative for EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
As KKR’s first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017, his responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability.
Steven served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation.
Elected three times as Chairman of AmCham Singapore, Steven is a periodic guest host on CNBC and frequently appears on Channel NewsAsia. He contributes Op-Eds to The Straits Times and The Business Times and provides guest lectures to universities and businesses across the region.
He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.