Dr. George LAM is Non-Executive Chairman – Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia. He has over 30 years of international management experience across the telecommunications/media/ technology (TMT), financial services, consumer/ healthcare, infrastructure and energy/resources sectors, and has served in leadership roles (including Chairman, Vice Chairman, Director, CEO, COO and General Manager) with several leading multinational corporations including Hong Kong Telecom, Singapore Technologies Telemedia (Temasek Holdings), Macquarie Capital, BOC International Holdings (the Bank of China group) and Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited (CP Group). He has extensive experience and connections in the innovation and digital technology spheres and in general management, strategy consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking and fund management.
Dr. Lam has also been actively participating in community service and international affairs. Currently, he is a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Belt and Road Committee of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council and Convenor of its Digital Silk Road Working Group, a member of the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong, Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN), President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance, a Board member of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), and Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME). Apart from serving on local and international public bodies, Dr. Lam has also taught at Tsinghua University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the City University of Hong Kong. He is committed to nurturing talents and youth and next-generation SMEs, and fostering the development of Hong Kong’s digital economy and ICT sector.
Dr. Lam holds a BSc in Sciences and Mathematics, an MSc in Systems Science and an MBA from the University of Ottawa in Canada; a LLM in Law from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK; an MPA and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (and formerly a member of the Hong Kong Bar), a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of CMA Australia, and an Honorary Fellow of CPA Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management and the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE).