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30 November - 2 December 2021
The CircleZurich

Stewart Steeves
Chief Operating Officer at Vantage Airport Group

Profile

Stewart Steeves is Chief Operating Officer of Vantage Airport Group, a leading international airport investment, development and management company serving 58 million annual passengers and 160 airline partners across a network of 10 airports in five countries. Since joining Vantage in 2003, Mr. Steeves has held leadership roles across the company’s global network of airports, including most recently as Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private company selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to manage and redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B. The $5.1 billion project is the largest public-private partnership in US aviation history, and one of the biggest and most complex airport redevelopment projects ever executed. Mr. Steeves served as the Bid Director for LGP, leading the consortium through a multi-year competitive design development and bid submission process with the Port Authority. At the same time, he was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Asset Management for Vantage Airport Group, where he oversaw the performance of an international network of airports on three continents. Prior to these roles, Mr. Steeves was Chief Executive Officer of the Nassau Airport Development Company in The Bahamas, where he led more than 150 employees through a $500 million airport redevelopment project. While serving as Vantage's Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Steeves also led the financial restructuring and strategic repositioning of Tradeport International Corporation, a private operator of Hamilton International Airport, a low-cost secondary and cargo airport near Toronto, ON. Prior to joining Vantage, Mr. Steeves’ experience included roles in corporate finance at Vancouver Airport Authority, project finance at HSBC in Vancouver, and construction project management for Turner Construction in Chicago, IL. Mr. Steeves holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Professional Engineer, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a licenced pilot

Agenda Sessions

  • CEO Strategy & Leadership in Turbulent Times

    11:00