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Chris Lee is an entrepreneur, investor, startup advisor, and senior executive in the healthcare industry with extensive international experience. He is one of few Asians to rise to the global executive committee level in two Fortune 500 healthcare companies, with a strong track record in business growth, M&A, new market expansion, and innovation incubation.
Chris grew up in Korea and Japan, and started his career as a medical sales representative in the US, eventually working in more than ten countries across three continents. He was appointed country manager of Bristol-Myers Squibb at age thirty and became the first-ever executive committee member of Asian-descent in Bayer’s 150-year history at age thirty-nine. Chris has deep and extensive healthcare experience, having managed businesses across various healthcare segments in the last three decades, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, consumer health, animal health, and more.
In 2022, Chris founded VentureBlick, an international fundraising platform matching healthcare startups and medical investors. He aims to transform the healthcare fundraising building on his years of accumulated industry experience and professional network.
Chris is an advocate of inclusive leadership and workplace happiness. He wrote two bestselling books, Emotional Management and Marketing Works. He regularly contributes leadership articles to Forbes and actively shares his personal learnings on LinkedIn. He has won multiple leadership awards, including ‘Most Respected CEO’ for three consecutive years (2020-2022) by Great Place to Work, and ‘Executive of the Year 2021’ by Singapore Business Review.

Books by Chris Lee

The Asian Maverick

Life and leadership lessons from an Asian perspective, based on the career of a man who has risen to the top of the Western corporate ladder and left it all behind to start something new

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The OMG Effect

***Bite-sized wisdom for busy people that will lift your spirits and help you live a fuller life - from Instagram's answer to the 'Hot Priest' from Fleabag.***

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