Ian Charles Stewart is a businessman and venture philanthropist supporting commercial & social entrepreneurs in media, sports, entertainment, the arts, and education. Stewart has spent roughly half his 30+ years in business building creative startups (WiReD Magazine, Khunu, UpMyStreet.com, the Digital Village among them) and the other half investing in them (running venture capital businesses within the NM Rothschild and Lazard groups). He has an MBA from IMD, has sat on non-profit Boards for over twenty years, and speaks, to varying degrees, English, French, Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese.
He is currently the Chairman of Wheels Plus Wings, a social venture focused on helping children with physical disabilities. He was previously the Executive Chairman of The PAE Group.
He holds an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development.