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Come and Join us for the first investPenang “The CEO Speaks…” series for 2016. This first series bring you George Yeo, the Chairman of Kerry Logistics.

George Yeo will be sharing on China’s “One Belt, One Road Initiative” and what it means for strategic positioning of Penang and its logistics.

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative has the potential to change the economic and cultural map of Eurasia, both overland and maritime. Modern Penang was founded by the East India Company for an earlier China trade. How should Penang position itself for the China trade of the 21st century?

Following this event will be the launching of George Yeo’s book entitled, “Bonsai, Banyan and the Tao” organized by Penang Institute. Guests are welcome to stay on for the book launch.

To register for the CEO Speaks event, please click here.

Event programme:

14:30                     Registration

15:00                     Talk by George Yeo; “One Belt, One Road”

15:30                     Question and Answer session

16:10                     Tea Break

16:30                     Book Launch


George Yeo joined Kerry Group on 1 Jan 2012 as Vice Chairman. Since 1 August 2012, he has also assumed the Chairmanship of Kerry Logistics Network.

From September 1988 to May 2011, he served 23 years in Singaporean Government, and was Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade & Industry, and Foreign Affairs.

Mr Yeo became Chancellor of Nalanda University in July 2015 and also chairs its International Advisory Panel.  He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum, Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, the International Advisory Board of 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.