stephen liewFormer eBay government relations chief Steven Liew has joined APCO Worldwide as an executive director in Singapore.

Liew, who worked with the independent firm as a client, will handle PR counsel and business strategy for APCO accounts.

He was associate general counsel for the online marketplace over eight years, managing a 17-staffer team throughout the region. He left eBay in April earlier set up and chaired for two years the advocacy group Asia Internet Coalition with members like Google and Facebook.

Liew, an intellectual property lawyer, previously handled brand protection and anti-counterfeiting for Nokia and Louis Vuitton Malletier.