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Stephen Markscheid

STEPHEN MARKSCHEID is a senior executive and corporate director concentrated in mergers and acquisitions and other financial transactions, corporate governance, and consulting.

During his time with GE Capital (1998-2006), Steve led business development activity—primarily acquisitions and direct investments—in China and Asia Pacific. Prior to GE, Steve worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. Steve was also a commercial banker for ten years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago. He began his career with the US-China Business Council, in Washington D.C. and Beijing.

Steve holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he was class valedictorian and member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He earned his master’s degree in international affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS and his B.A. in East Asian studies at Princeton University. He is a trustee of Princeton-in-Asia. Besides his native English, Steve is fluent in Chinese and conversant in Japanese and French.

Steve lived and worked in Asia for 20 years, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand. He now resides with his wife, Veronique, and three children in suburban Chicago.