JJ Lee, chief client officer, Southeast Asia & Korea for APCO Worldwide, is a seasoned consultant with more than 12 years of experience in strategic corporate communications, issues/crisis management, investor relations, program development, public affairs and healthcare communications in North America and Asia Pacific. Ms. Lee currently helps to oversee APCO in Southeast Asia and Korea.
Prior to joining APCO in April 2019, Ms. Lee was the Vice President, Regional Healthcare Lead, APAC for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE Communications), leading integrated public relations campaigns for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She contributed to training and managing staff as well as setting the strategic direction and driving strong growth throughout the region.
In addition to her expertise in healthcare, Ms. Lee has also provided counsel for key decision makers in the education, energy, defence sectors, as well as government think tanks. In Korea, she collaborated with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) Graduate School of Public Policy and Management and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to develop training programmes for civil servants from developing nations in partnership with the World Bank Global Development Learning Network (GDLN).
Ms. Lee holds a master’s degree in East Asian Policy (RSEA) from Harvard University.