Steve Okun, CEO and Media Commentator talks about why you "Should make yourself unique", why "No job is beneath you" and the importance of "betting on yourself". Hosted by Robert Hossary
About Steve Okun
Steve Okun is a leader on corporate public affairs, communications, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement in Asia Pacific, Steven serves as CEO of APAC Advisors, an ESG consultancy in the private capital sector, and as Senior Advisor for global strategic consultancy McLarty Associates.
In his roles, he empowers clients, ranging from global corporations and financial service firms to social enterprises and NGOs, by providing counsel on expanding and protecting a company’s license to operate across all markets through engagement with key stakeholders and how best to navigate the collision of business, government, and media.
The AmChams of Asia Pacific, the umbrella organization of 27 American Chambers of Commerce promoting trade and investment between Asia-Pacific and the United States, elected Steven as its Chair for 2022-23.
As KKR’s first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017, his responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability.
From 2003-2010, he created and led Asia public affairs for UPS.
Since 2017, Steven serves as the Senior Advisor in Southeast Asia for the Global Private Capital Association.
Awarded a Special Service Commendation in the Clinton Administration for his service as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Transportation, he served in the US government from 1994-1999.
He represents the views of the business community across global media, including CNBC, CNA, and TRT, contributes commentary to The Straits Times, and does a weekly international segment for Singapore’s MONEYFM.
He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Lesson 1. Make Yourself Unique 06:32
Lesson 2. The world’s a big place 13:26
Lesson 3. Go for long walks 16:57
Lesson 4. Bet on yourself 19:02
Lesson 5. Knowing your value – lets you advocate for yourself 21:57
Lesson 6. Be generous with your time / grows your network 23:58
Lesson 7. Get your hands dirty (work) and (community) 26:29
Lesson 8. No job is beneath you / too small if it needs to get done 29:28
Lesson 9. Be passionate about what you do and show it 31:59
Lesson 10. Physical fitness improves everything 36:05
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