Plenary Session – Global Development in Biotechnology
Date: 24 July (Wednesday) 9:00 – 12:05 Venue: 3F, Bldg. A, CTBC Financial Park, Ballroom A
Taiwan Biotech Industry Organization (Taiwan Bio)
Dr. Johnsee Lee is the Chairman of Taiwan Biotech Industry Organization, and Founder & CEO of two biotech companies, Personal Genomics and Quark Biosciences, Inc. He is also the chairman of the Association of Precision Medicine & Molecule Diagnostic in Taiwan. 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 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.
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 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 decade, he has successfully facilitated the founding of more than 10 biotech and IT companies.
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.