Fireside Chat Series with Distinguished Public Figures

As the top echelon of the Government, senior officers shoulder significant responsibilities in steering Hong Kong’s governance and development.  This series presents a precious opportunity for them to come together and engage in mind-opening dialogues with distinguished public figures, broadening their perspectives and enhancing their capabilities in strategic thinking and policy formulation for effective governance.

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Inspiring Chat with Mr George Yeo, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Inaugurated by the Chief Executive, the series began with an intimate chat with Mr George Yeo, who shared expert insights into the art of political endeavours and strategies for effective public engagement, imparting his wisdom on how Hong Kong can further capitalise on its strengths to thrive in today’s multipolar world.


To achieve good governance outcome for Hong Kong, it will take the collective efforts of us all. We must act in a sustained manner and, most importantly, work as a cohesive team.


John KC Lee

Chief Executive

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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About Mr George Yeo


Mr George Yeo graduated from Cambridge University, majoring in engineering, and later gained his MBA degree from Harvard Business School, achieving the distinction as a Baker Scholar. He served in the Singapore armed Forces and attained the rank of Brigadier General before he left the military.


He served as a Minister in multiple ministries including Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. On leaving politics in 2011, he joined the private sector, taking on advisory roles and board memberships in various organisations and educational institutions.