Carrie Lam (politician)

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The Honourable
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
GBS, JP
林鄭月娥
林鄭月娥.jpg
Chief Secretary for Administration
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 2012[1]
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying
Preceded by Stephen Lam
Secretary for Development
In office
1 July 2007 – 30 June 2012
Permanent Secretary Thomas Chow & C.S. Wai
Political Assistant Raymond Cheung
Preceded by Sarah Liao (as Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works)
Michael Suen (as Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands)
Succeeded by Mak Chai-kwong
Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs
In office
8 March 2006 – 30 June 2007
Preceded by Shelley Lee 李麗娟
Succeeded by Carrie Yau 尤曾家麗
Personal details
Born (1957-05-13) 13 May 1957 (age 57)[2]
British Hong Kong[3]
Education University of Hong Kong[4]
Religion Roman Catholicism[citation needed]
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
Traditional Chinese 林鄭月娥
Simplified Chinese 林郑月娥

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, also known as Carrie Lam, GBS,[1] JP[1] (born 13 May 1957[2] in Hong Kong)[3] is a civil servant from Hong Kong, currently the Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Government.

Education[edit]

Carrie Lam attended St. Francis' Canossian College and the University of Hong Kong, where she studied social science and graduated in 1980.[2][4]

Career[edit]

Lam joined the Administrative Service in 1980. She has served in various bureaux and departments, including as Director of Social Welfare Department (2000–2003), Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) (2003–2004), Director-General of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London (2004–2006), Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs (2006–2007) and Secretary for Development (2007–2012). She was then chosen as the Chief Secretary for Administration by the new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration". GovHK. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. May 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Ho, Andrew (15 January 2013). "The SAR's Superlady". The Student Standard (Hong Kong). pp. 6–7. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "HK Tramways grows with time". news.gov.hk. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.  Lam stated in a speech "To those who were born and brought up in Hong Kong like me"
  4. ^ a b "Hong Kong protests: 8 things you might not know about Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's Chief Secretary". The Straits Times (Singapore). 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sarah Liao
as Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works
Secretary for Development
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Mak Chai-kwong
Preceded by
Michael Suen
as Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands
Preceded by
Stephen Lam
Chief Secretary for Administration
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Previous:
Donald Tsang
Former Chief Executives
Hong Kong order of precedence
Chief Secretary for Administration
Succeeded by
John Tsang
Financial Secretary