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Our founder, Steven, has mentored over 1,000 students from 60 different nations, In 2018, in recognition of his achievement, the oldest aviation organisation in the world, The Air League, has awarded him with the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip Flying Bursary, (the first Asian to receive this prestigious award in St. James Palace.) Steven is also the first non-native German to work for the largest European airline group.

Steven is the founder of a startup airline - Seaplane Hong Kong, introducing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Seaplane to the South East Asia . Previously, he worked for a leading Asian airline group as an airline pilot on the Airbus fleet. It was his dream to become a pilot after spending his childhood watching planes take off and land from Kwun Tong Ferry Pier where his late grandmother resided.


Prior to becoming a pilot, Steven grew up in Essex, England, where he served as an active member of the community. He was involved in varied roles within the British central government in Westminster and was instrumental to the London 2012 Olympic games, where he served as a young mayor, Olympic ambassador and torchbearer. Steven has also received the Princess Diana Award in 2010 for his community work. 



  • Air League Duke of Edinburgh flying bursary

  • 2010 Diana Award

Public office

  • London Olympic Games Torch Bear

  • London Olympic Village Young Mayor

    • Serving with:

      • ​Lord Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, CBE

      • Lord Charles Allen, Baron Allen of Kensington, CBE

      • Dame Tessa Jowell, Baroness Jowell, DBE, PC

      • Duncan Goodhew, MBE

  • London 2012 Olympic Youth Ambassador

  • Member of Legacy Now Youth Panel 

  • Ministry of Justice Young advisor

    • Youth Citizenship Commission for Prime Minister Gordan Brown

  • Foreign and Commonwealth office GREAT Campaign Ambassador

  • Department of Communities and local government Young advisor to The Sectary of State Rt Hon. Hazel Blears

  • Member of the Metropolitan Police Youth Independent Advisory Group

  • Member of the 2010 G8/G20 Summit Delegation - PM David Cameron

  • Governor of City and Islington College

  • British Council Global changemakers

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