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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/19/2017
Career Data Updated: 4/19/2017

PHOTO: Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor)
Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor) 林郑月娥
Chief Executive, Central People's Government, Hong Kong SAR
Born: 1957
Birthplace: Hong Kong SAR

Biography Highlight

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, female, winner of Great Bauhinia Medal in 2016, is a native of Hong Kong. She was born in Hong Kong in 1957. After she graduated from St. Francis' Canossian College (SFCC), she entered Hong Kong University to study Social Science. After she graduated from Hong Kong University, Lam joined the civil service in 1980 and has served in various bureaus and departments. She was the Chief Secretary under the Leung Chun-ying administration since 2012. In April 2017, she was elected Chief Executive-designate of Hong Kong SAR.

Recent Career Data

2017— Chief Executive, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2016 (Won Great Bauhinia Medal)
2012—2017 Chief Secretary for Administration, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2007—2012 Director, Central People's Government, Development Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2006— Executive Secretary-General, Central People's Government, Civil Affairs Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2004—2006 Director, Chinese Embassy, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office United Kingdom, London
2003—2004 Executive Secretary-General, Central People's Government, House and Planning, Land Resources Affairs Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2000—2003 Director, Central People's Government, Social Welfare Department Hong Kong SAR
1996—2000 Deputy Director, Central People's Government, Treasury Bureau Hong Kong SAR

Recent Travel & Appearances

06/11/21 Carrie Lam said that the HKSAR government will more actively participate in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to create more opportunities young people.
05/27/21 Hong Kong starts new chapter with improved electoral system
03/31/21 Carrie Lam says that the implementation of the NPC's decision to improve the HKSAR's electoral system will be a top priority of the HKSAR government in 2021.
03/23/21 Carrie Lam says one country, two systems must be fully implemented if Hong Kong is to truly recover its strength
03/11/21 Carrie Lam and the governing team of the HKSAR government expressed support for the NPC's decision on improving Hong Kong electoral system

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