Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士

Year of Award



In 33 years of distinguished public service, first as a civil servant and then as a policy-maker, Mrs Carrie Lam has gone through the baptism of multiple challenges in such diverse posts as Deputy Secretary for the Treasury, Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Chairman of the Town Planning Board, Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, and Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs. She accepted an appointment as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2007, and was chosen by the newly elected Chief Executive in 2012 as Chief Secretary for Administration. As a top policy-maker, she balances administration by law based on reason and fairness, with a flexible, open-minded approach that pays heed to citizens’ feelings, opposing views, historical contexts and local interests. She was conferred the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.



The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP 林鄭月娥太平紳士