Hong Kong | June 1, 2023 – The Asia Group (“TAG”) is excited to announce that George Chen will join the firm to lead our efforts in Hong Kong and Taiwan. George brings proven leadership in helping multinationals navigate complex commercial challenges at the intersection of technology and national security, supply chain resiliency, and strategic partnership development across the Indo-Pacific region. This expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan reflects TAG’s commitment to invest in best-in-class talent to support global companies with their business interests across the region.
“George brings a deep understanding of the current opportunities and challenges facing businesses that aim to succeed in Hong Kong and in Taiwan. He is uniquely placed to provide strategic insights and support to companies seeking to operate in these markets and will help enterprises situated in Hong Kong and Taipei to comprehend global trends,” said TAG Managing Partner Kurt Tong.
“George has a unique understanding of how to align business strategies with changes in the operating environment for companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the broader region,” said TAG CEO and Co-Founder Nirav Patel. “I’m excited about the depth and dynamism that George will bring to help clients capture new growth opportunities in these critical markets.”
George Chen joins TAG after working as the head of Meta’s region-wide policy operation, based in Hong Kong, where he also guided Meta’s policy work related to China. George is also a World Fellow at Yale University and a Senior Fellow for the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he has helped to launch and lead the Tech for Good Initiative.
George previously served in various editorial and management positions for major media organizations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, including the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Reuters, and Dow Jones. George was the youngest Managing Editor appointed by the SCMP in its century-long history. He also had stints for Reuters in New York, London, and Dubai.
George earned his Master of International and Public Affairs with a concentration on U.S.-China-Taiwan relations from HKU and is a doctoral candidate in public administration at HKU. George has been on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since 2019 and speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and his native Shanghai dialect.
The Asia Group is the premier strategic advisory firm to the world’s leading companies seeking to excel across the Indo-Pacific. With a team of dynamic and experienced professionals – from consultants and former senior government officials to lawyers and investment bankers – The Asia Group supports companies with end-to-end integrated strategies for market entry and expansion.