Mr. George Chen 陳澍

George Chen is a practitioner/scholar with over two decades of expertise across media, technology, and public policy. An Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre of Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), George co-leads the “Tech for Good Initiative” and teaches “Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Governance” (POLI8034 / SLGP7018, 6 credits) for Master students. Concurrently, George is a Managing Director for Washington DC-headquartered policy consultancy The Asia Group (TAG), advising many Fortune 500 company clients on geopolitics, digital transformation, and regulatory issues. Prior to his roles at the HKU and TAG, he was Meta’s (Facebook) first-ever and most senior policy leader for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia for more than seven years (2016-2023). Earlier in his career, he was in both editorial and management roles at leading media organizations including the South China Morning Post and Reuters.

George is also a visiting scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei and a Yale World Fellow at Yale University in New Haven, CT. In 2022, George was awarded Mongolian President’s “Medal of Friendship” -- one of the highest honours given to foreigners -- for his contributions to Mongolia's IT industry development. George earned his Master of International and Public Affairs (Distinction) with concentration on the strategic triangle of US-China-Taiwan relations from the HKU and now remains a Doctoral candidate for public administration at the HKU.  

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