Stephen Paterson is the coordinator of the McKinsey Mekong Business Plan Challenge which is an entrepreneurship program and competition involving university students from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province, China. The Mekong Challenge is conducted in partnership with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Stephen has been involved in the education sector in Cambodia for the past 20 years and has also served as an entrepreneurship training consultant within the ASEAN region. He currently serves as an Advisor and Program Coordinator for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, in addition to teaching serveral courses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Stephen also serves as Deputy Respresentative of the education NGO CIESF.
Stephen is a Canadian citizen and received his Master's degree (MA) from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor's degree (BAH) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.