YEO, George |

YEO, George

George Yeo

Visiting Scholar

George Yeo
Contact Details

Email: george_yeo@nus.edu.sg

Office Location

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


Profile

George Yeo joined Kerry Group on 1 Jan 2012. He became Chairman of Kerry Logistics Network on 1 Aug 2012 and a Director of Kerry Holdings on 1 July 2016.

From September 1988 to May 2011, he served 23 years in Government, and was Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade & Industry, and Foreign Affairs.

Mr Yeo studied Engineering at Cambridge University on a President’s Scholarship, graduating with a Double First in 1976, and became a Signals Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. After graduating from the Singapore Command and Staff College in 1979, he was posted to the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He graduated with an MBA (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School in 1985. He was appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Air Staff (1985-1986) and Director of Joint Operations and Planning in the Defence Ministry (1985-1988), attaining the rank of Brigadier-General.

Mr Yeo was member of the Mentor Group and Governing Board of Nalanda University and its second Chancellor. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of World Economic Forum, Berggruen Institute on Governance, Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, International Advisory Panel of Peking University, International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, International Advisory Council of China’s Eco Forum Global Guiyang, International Advisory Board of Japan’s National Graduate School for International Policy Studies (GRIPS), International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation, Hong Kong Economic Development Commission and the Board of Governors of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. Mr Yeo is an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of Wilmar International, a public company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He was Chairman of the Singapore Summit from 2011 to 2016.

Mr Yeo served as a Member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See from 2013-2014. From February 2014, he became a Member of the Vatican Council for the Economy.

Mr Yeo is Patron of LASALLE College of the Arts and the Eurasian Association, and Advisor to the Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. He is a Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Founding Patron of its Asian Competitiveness Institute.

George Yeo - CV

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