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Andrew Seaton

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, HK

Executive Director

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Andrew Seaton
Biography
The British Chamber is one of Hong Kong's biggest and most active international business bodies, with over a thousand members, from the biggest multinationals to a wide range of SME's and start-ups. Andrew is responsible for the Chamber's strategy, and operational and financial management. Andrew was previously a member of the British Diplomatic Service. In this he focussed on the UK's relations with China, including as a member of the British Embassy in Beijing; as Head of the Foreign Office's China Department, and as HM Consul General (Ambassador-equivalent) in Hong Kong.

Andrew Seaton’s Newsfeed

01 Dec 2017
British Chamber Of Commerce in Hong Kong

Andrew Seaton, Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, recently attended the CBBC China Outbound Conference 2017 in Shenzhen with over 400 listed companies. The conference focused on the latest investment policies, new trends in key industries, and case studies of successful investments in the UK. China is becoming more experienced in overseas business and, even though the UK’s decision to leave the EU has raised some uncertainty, the UK still remains one of the top destinations for Chinese investors.

09 Nov 2017
Commissioner's office plans cooperation platform

Andrew Seaton, executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said the number of representatives from business chambers and international companies was a sign of a high level of interest in strategies set out in the 19th Party Congress.  This interest also means the business sector wants to know more about the implementation of strategies as well as business opportunities awaiting Hong Kong-based business. Seaton was also impressed by the number of Greater Bay Area-related questions participants raised at the briefing.

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Andrew Seaton’s Background

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The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Executive Director
Apr 2015 - Present
Hong Kong, HK
Led by its members, the Chamber is an independent international business body representing British, Hong Kong and international companies doing business in Hong Kong.
Member of HM Diplomatic Service
Oct 1978 - Sep 2013
UK Diplomatic Service career spent mostly working on UK relations with, and policy towards, China, including in the British Embassy in Beijing; as Head of the China Department in the Foreign Office; and as HM Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau 2008-12. Other overseas assignments included West Africa and the USA.

Andrew Seaton’s Education

BA Hons ( 1st Class) Chinese and Politics
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Beijing University
UK/China Exchange Scholar
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