Stephen Olson

Research Fellow

Hinrich Foundation


Stephen Olson is a Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation. Over the course of his 25-year international career, Stephen has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States, holding senior executive positions in the private sector, international organizations, government, and academia.

He began his career in Washington DC as an international trade negotiator, and served on the US negotiating team for the NAFTA negotiations. He subsequently became President of the Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Economic Council, and Vice Chairman of Cairo-based ARTOC Group for Investment and Development. Currently, he is also a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He has a Masters Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has a B.A. from the State University of New York.


  • Research Fellow

    Hinrich Foundation