Asian Investment Conference 2022
former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; Visiting Scholar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
George Yeo is a Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore, and the Founding Patron of its Asia Competitiveness Institute.
Mr. Yeo was with Kerry Logistics Network in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2021. He served as Senior Advisor from 2019 to 2021 and Chairman and Executive Director from 2012 to 2019.
From 1988 to 2011, he spent 23 years in the Singapore Government, and was Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Yeo began his military career as a Signals Officer in the Singapore Army before joining the Air Force where he became Chief-of-Staff of the Air Staff, and Director of Joint Operations and Planning in the Defence Ministry and attained the rank of Brigadier-General.
Mr. Yeo sits on several boards and advisory committees, including the Board of Trustees of Berggruen Institute on Governance, International Advisory Panel of Peking University, International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation, and the Board of Governors of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation.
Mr. Yeo is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HKSE-listed AIA Group, NASDAQ-listed Pinduoduo, and SGX-listed Creative Technology. He is an Advisor to Brunswick for its Geopolitical Initiative, Singapore’s V3 Group, Huawei International in Singapore, and Winning International Group.
Mr. Yeo was a member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See from 2013 to 2014 and the Vatican Council for the Economy from February 2014 to July 2020, as well as Conference Chairman of the Singapore Summit from 2012 to 2016.
Mr. Yeo has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Double First) from Cambridge University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar.