Lam, Carrie

Lam, Carrie (Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor), 1957–, Hong Kong political leader. She served in the treasury bureau before becoming director of social welfare (2000–3), permanent secretary for housing and planning (2003–4), director of Hong Kong's economic and trade office in London (2004–6). She was secretary for home affairs (2006–7) and secretary of development (2007–12) under Donald Tsang and chief secretary for administration (2012–17) under Leung Chun-Ying . In 2017 she was elected chief executive of Hong Kong.

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