Steven Schipani
Principal Tourism Industry Specialist, Water and Urban Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Steven Schipani has been leading the formulation and administration of regional tourism projects and technical assistance since 2010. He has worked across ADB supporting diagnostic studies and strategic tourism planning, as well as tourism management capacity building programs for public officials and other tourism industry stakeholders. He has more than 20 years of experience with tourism-related operations, mainly in Southeast Asia. He started his career in international development as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.  


Promoting domestic tourism is essential to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s COVID-19 recovery.