Stephen Scheeler is the former CEO of Facebook in Australia and New Zealand, where he led Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start-up to media and technology titan.
Leading Facebook’s ANZ team – and working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders – Stephen guided Facebook ANZ’s overall business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – through one of the most dynamic periods of growth and disruption in recent business history.
His tenure at Facebook saw the ANZ business grow from mere start-up to over US$1billion in annual revenue – becoming one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.
Stephen is a seasoned business leader of digital transformation in a mobile age. His career spans over 25 years across multiple sectors including fast moving consumer goods, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology.
Stephen believes Australian business is falling behind in the race to capitalise on the digital opportunity. He now partners with the CEOs and boards of Australia's leading companies to help them build global, mobile, billion-dollar businesses.
Stephen has a unique ability to inspire clients, business partners, industry influencers & government leaders on the power of digital and mobile, through building trusted C-level relationships across the ANZ business & political landscapes.
He is a high-impact personality on the highest-profile media stages, and is a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.