Steve Howard | International Capital Conference

28th and 29th November 2018

Beijing, China

Steve Howard

Position: Secretary General, The Global Foundation

Secretary General, The Global Foundation
Convenor, Rome Roundtable International
Advisor, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Steve Howard is a global strategist and business adviser, committed to encouraging the leadership role of private enterprise and citizens, in working with governments and international institutions to help shape global affairs and to generate practical and profitable outcomes. He has led a growing global push for the adoption of a positive strategy for inclusive economic development, known as ‘cooperative globalisation’.

Over the past 30 years, Steve has helped to create and lead a number of non-profit organisations, including The Global Foundation (, for which he is the founding Secretary General, from 1998 to the present. The Global Foundation is a pre-eminent international citizens’ organisation, helping to promote better global governance, integration and progress, including with its strategy for Asia’s infrastructure development and food security.

Steve is also Convenor of the Rome Roundtable, a global initiative on improving ethical and effective global governance, working with world leaders to find common ground on complex world issues. The 2017 Rome Roundtable featured 80 invited leaders from all continents, from business, investment and international institutions, central banks, faiths, academia and civil society, who have together committed to ensuring that the the world is better led by private sector and civil society working collaboratively, alongside institutions, faiths and governments.

He was appointed an International Advisor to the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in May 2016, building on 20 years of experience in advising China as it emerges as a global leader and his active personal association with the formative stages of the AIIB’s development. Steve is also actively involved with the Belt and Road Initiative of China, advising on collaborative ventures.

Steve Howard has convened and chaired numerous global meetings on most continents and is a regular speaker at international events. He has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Asian M & A Association and also as Vice-Chairman of the Global Private Equity Alliance. He has chaired the advisory body for Australia's international television service, Australia Network.

He led the renaissance strategy for Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990’s and prior to that, the tourism strategy for Sydney.

Steve Howard was educated at Deakin University in Australia and London Business School, under a British Government scholarship. He has been awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Merit for his contribution to France-Australia relations. Steve lives in Sydney, Australia.