James R. Lee
Founder & Managing Partner, Lee & Partners, USA
James R. Lee is the founder and Managing Partner of Lee & Partners.
He read international relations and strategic studies after graduating from the US Army and Navy Academy at age 13. He is a Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and serves on the boards of both the Wharton Future of Advertising Project and the Wharton Fellows Global CEO Advisory.
Mr. Lee has been honoured by Index, the world’s largest design prize, as one of the ‘Top 30 Creative Leaders in the World’. He is the Chairman of Samsung Design & Innovation and Samsung Design Revolution (DK).
Mr. Lee is a member of President William Jefferson Clinton’s ‘Millennium Network’ and is a Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. In 2011, he was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Lee & Partners is an international strategic advisory and private investment company. Since 1998 it has advised governments on strategies for innovation and multinational corporations on new business and growth models with emphasis on interdisciplinary co-creation and new market expansions. Lee & Partners’ portfolio includes advertising, branding, design, lifestyle, conservation and food and beverage companies.