George Yong-Boon Yeo

Non-Executive Director
Mr George Yong-Boon Yeo, 61, is the Chairman and Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Logistics Network Limited and a Director of Kerry Holdings Limited. From 1988 to 2011, Mr Yeo served in the Singapore Government, as Minister of State for Finance, then as Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade and Industry, and Foreign Affairs. Prior to 1988, Mr Yeo served in various capacities in the Singapore Armed Forces, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Defence Ministry, attaining the rank of Brigadier-General. Mr Yeo chairs the International Advisory Panel of the Nalanda University Governing Board. Mr Yeo is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Economic Development Commission, Hong Kong, the International Advisory Committee of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation. In 2013, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See and recently became a member of the newly-formed Vatican Council for the Economy. Mr Yeo has been an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong-listed AIA Group Limited since November 2012. Mr Yeo was awarded the Philippines’ Order of Sikatuna, India’s Padma Bhushan and Australia’s Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia. Mr Yeo graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in engineering in 1976 and also obtained a master of business administration degree (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School in 1985. Mr Yeo was appointed on 1 November 2014 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2015.