Shu “George” Chen is a Senior Fellow for the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), for which he has helped to launch and lead the Tech for Good Initiative. As a practitioner–scholar, George’s career spans media, technology and policy for over two decades. Prior to the HKU, George served as Meta’s first-ever Managing Director of Public Policy for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia for more than seven years, making him the most senior policy representative responsible for the vast the diverse regions. George joined Meta (then known as Facebook) in January 2016 to build the company’s regional policy operation from scratch out of its Hong Kong office. At Meta, George co-chaired its internal US-China relations committee and he also led the company’s supply chain related policy issues across the Asia Pacific region.
George also served in various editorial and management positions for major media organisations 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 short stints for Reuters in New York, London, and Dubai.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has received a HK$1.05 million donation from Meta (formerly known as Facebook) for supporting students’ research development on public policy, governance and sustainable development, in the form of a scholarship named “Facebook Scholarship in Public Policy and Sustainability Leadership” (the Scholarship).