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George Yong Boon Yeo

George Yong Boon Yeo

Member, Asia Global Institute

About George Yong Boon Yeo

Mr George Yeo is a member of Asia Global Institute's Advisory Board. He joined Kerry Group on January 1, 2012 as Vice Chairman. He assumed the Chairmanship of Kerry Logistics Network on August 1, 2012. He's currently a senior advisor to Kerry Group and Kerry Logistics Network Limited. 

Mr Yeo served 23 years in the Singapore Government (1988-2011) where he was Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade & Industry, and Foreign Affairs until his defeat in the May 2011 General Election.

Mr Yeo studied Engineering at Cambridge University on a President's Scholarship, graduating with a Double First in 1976, before becoming 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 (1986-1988), attaining the rank of Brigadier-General.

Mr Yeo became Chancellor of Nalanda University in July 2015 and chairs its International Advisory Panel. He is a Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School, the International Advisory Board of the IESE Business School, the International Advisory Board of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation, the Economic Development Commission, Hong Kong and the Board of Governors of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. Mr Yeo is an Independent Non-executive Director of AIA Group Limited, a public company listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a Non-executive, Non-Independent Director of Wilmar International Limited, a public company listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Mr Yeo served as a Member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See in 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.

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