Advisory Council

George Yeo

George Yeo is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore.

From September 1988 to May 2011, he served 23 years in the Singapore Government, and was Minister for Information and the Arts, Minister for Health, Minister for Trade & Industry and Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mr Yeo was with Kerry Group in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2021. He was Chairman and Executive Director of Kerry Logistics Network from 2012 to 2019.

Mr Yeo studied Engineering at Cambridge University on a President’s Scholarship, graduating with a Double First in 1976, and became a Signals Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. After graduating from the Singapore Command and Staff College in 1979, he was posted to the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He graduated with an MBA (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School in 1985. He was appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Air Staff (1985-1986) and Director of Joint Operations and Planning in the Defence Ministry (1985-1988), attaining the rank of Brigadier-General. He is Patron of LASALLE College of the Arts and the Eurasian Association, and Advisor to the Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Mr Yeo was the Conference Chairman of the Singapore Summit from 2012 to 2016.

Dr Jose (Joey) Leviste Jr

Dr Joey Leviste Jr is a prominent industry leader, advisor to the Philippine government and foreign investors, and an author of numerous books.

Dr Leviste has served, among others, as Secretary-General of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Philippines, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Executive Director of the National Council on Integrated Area Development (NACIAD), Chairman of the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB), Executive Director of the Energy Development Board (EDB) and Chairman of the Philippine Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (PPECC). He was also Chairman of OceanaGold’s wholly-owned subsidiary company in the Philippines, the Philippine Resident Representative of the Australia-Philippine Business Council and a Director of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines.

Dr Leviste holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University, a Master of Arts in Economics from Fordham University, and an MBA in International Business from Columbia University in New York City. He was granted a Doctorate in Humanities, Honoris Causa from the Nueva Vizcaya State University for his work in social, civic and community work as Chairman of OceanaGold Philippines.

Quinton Quayle

Ambassador Quinton Quayle is a leading British diplomatic expert on Southeast Asia.

Ambassador Quinton Quayle is a leading British diplomatic expert on Southeast Asia. He began his career in Bangkok in the late 1970s when he learnt Thai for a year prior to his appointment as Second Secretary at the British Embassy. After studying at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he served as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Paris. Ambassador Quayle underwent a secondment to Price Waterhouse Management Consultants and was then appointed as Head of the Foreign Office’s department for Export Promotion. He returned to Asia as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Indonesia (1996-1999). He was appointed International Director of UK Trade and Investment in 1999 where he was responsible for the British government’s strategy to assist exporters and as well as the deployment of some 400 staff in London and 2,000 commercial officers in British embassies overseas.

His first ambassadorial appointment was to Romania where he served as British Ambassador from 2002-06. During his tenure, Romania joined NATO and successfully completed preparations to become a member of the EU. After a secondment to VT Group, he returned to Asia in 2007 to take up his appointment as British Ambassador to Thailand (2007-2010) where he was heavily involved in promoting an expansion of trade and investment links between the UK and Thailand.