SPS Today: New Trustee Named
Steinert ’78 Joins Board of Trustees
The St. Paul’s School Board of Trustees welcomed Timothy A. “Tim” Steinert ’78 on July 1, 2018. Steinert graduated with a B.A. in history from Yale in 1983 and received a J.D. from Columbia in 1989. Since 2007, he has served as general counsel and secretary for the Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Before joining Alibaba, Steinert was a partner from 1999 to 2007 at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong, where he focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and IPOs. Steinert began his career in corporate law as an associate at Coudert Brothers in Beijing, followed by a similar five-year position in Davis Polk’s New York and Hong Kong offices.
Steinert serves on the Columbia University Global Leadership Council and the Listed Company Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange. He was a form agent from 2001 to 2016 and joined the SPS Asia Council in 2016. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Lixia Zhang, and their two teenage children. “In the year of my 40th anniversary,” says Steinert, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to step up my commitment to serving SPS.”