International specialist Steven Si

Steven Si

International business advisor

English Mandarin

I connect trade, business and investment opportunities in Auckland with the China and Singapore markets. I liaise with our partners, foreign economic-development agencies, consulates, civic bodies, industry organisations and visiting delegates to raise awareness of our key sectors and explain the economic environment in Auckland.

With a good understanding of the commercial interests of Chinese and Singapore trade and investment clients, I collaborate with our in-house investment team and partner agencies to identify suitable opportunities across key sectors. With contacts across our local business ecosystem, I can help investors get established.

I also proudly look after some of our key international partnership projects, including the Tripartite Economic Alliance between Auckland and its two partner cities – Guangzhou and Los Angeles – in an exemplary initiative to promote trade and investment connections. Working with my team and partners, and counterparts in China and the USA, I design and deliver programmes, develop business opportunities, and enhance Auckland’s profile in these two huge markets.

I have ten years’ experience in economic development and trade facilitation/negotiations. Before joining Auckland Unlimited, I worked in the international creative industry for eight years, driving creation, collaboration and commercialisation, and connecting cultural and creative content and talent in China, the USA and parts of Europe. I speak fluent Mandarin and hold a master’s degree in business administration.  

South East Asia