Honorary Chairman, Taiwan Bio Industry Organization
Dr. Johnsee Lee is the Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO), and Founder & CEO of two biotech companies. Prior to his current position, he served as the President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Chairman of the Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB), and also as the Board Director of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC). Dr. Lee has played a key leadership role in the development of Taiwan’s world-class high-tech industries.
Dr. Lee received his PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Dr. Lee is the founder and the first director of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at ITRI. Over the last 15 years, he has successfully facilitated the founding of more than 10 biotech and IT companies.
Before joining ITRI, Dr. Lee held various technical and managerial positions at Argonne National Laboratory and at Johnson Matthey Inc. in the U.S.A. He was elected as the President of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 1999. Dr. Lee has also served as the President of Taiwan Telecare Industry Association, and the President of Monte Jade Science & Technology Association in Taiwan.
Dr. Lee has published numerous journal papers and patents. He received many honors and awards including the National Engineering Medal, CIE Distinguished Achievement Award, the Innovation Leadership Award by Global Views, and the Excellence in Research & Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan.