Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum
Stephen Jacobi is Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum. Stephen had extensive diplomatic, trade and government experience including posts as Deputy High Commissioner in Ottawa, Assistant Trade Commissioner in Paris and adviser on trade and diplomatic issues with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He was formerly Private Secretary to the Minister for Trade Negotiations, Hon Jim Sutton, advising on trade policy, international affairs and government-to-government negotiations. He is also Managing Director of Jacobi Consulting, which offers advice to business and government clients in international trade, government relations, and economic development. Stephen is also Alternate New Zealand Member for the APEC Business Advisory Council.
Stephen grew up in Auckland and was educated at Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University. He has a First Class Honours degree in French and German and is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris, the Georgetown University Leadership Seminar (Washington DC) and the Institute for Strategic Leadership (Millbrook).