Stephen brings more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry where he has successfully managed global financing and derivatives businesses across the financial spectrum. He has also been an active real estate investor, developer and lender for 5+ years. Stephen is currently working for ICBC Standard Bank plc, as its Global Head of Origination for all Corporate, Bank and Sovereign clients, across all debt and derivative products. Prior to this, Stephen worked for RBS as Head of EMEA Corporate and Public Sector Sales and as a senior member of the EMEA capital allocation committee. He previously served as co-Head of European Corporate Rates Advisory at Lehman Brothers. Stephen started his career in banking at Barclays, where he served as Head of Italian and CIS Corporate and Public Sector Risk Advisory. Stephen started his working career at Fiat Engineering where he led engineering and construction projects in Eastern Europe. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.