STEPHEN SCHEELER

BIOGRAPHY

Former CEO, Facebook ANZ 
Wednesday 17 July – 09:10 

Opening Keynote: Walk the Talk: Becoming an Innovative Leader in a Digital Age

Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan. Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world. Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO – he partners with some of the region’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ANZ Bank, Wesfarmers, Seven West Media, Google, the Australia, Commonwealth Government, and a host of others.

As a speaker, Stephen is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.