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Andrew Seaton

Chief Executive Officer

China-Britain Business Council

Before joining CBBC as CEO, Andrew was Executive Director (CEO-equivalent) of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, one of the biggest international business organisations in Hong Kong and one of the UK's largest overseas Chambers of Commerce globally from 2015 to 2020.

During this period he also served (2017-2020) as an Independent Non-Executive Director for Wharf REIC Ltd (Hong Kong-listed company).

Andrew was formerly a member of the UK Diplomatic Service spending much of his career working on UK policy towards and relations with China and Hong Kong, including postings to the Embassy in Beijing, as Head of the China Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and as British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao. Other overseas assignments included Chicago, and Dakar.

Andrew was educated at the University of Leeds (BA Chinese Studies, 1st Class Hons) and Beijing University (UK/China Exchange scholar).

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