BA (UC Berkeley), Ph.D., M.S. (UCLA)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Professor in Entrepreneurship Practice, CUHK Business School & Exec. Director, Center for Business Innovation & Globalization
Accela, Inc. (Government Software) – Board of Director
Osel, Inc (Biopharmaceutical) – Board of Director
AAMA (Asia America MultiTechnology Association) – Chairman, Board of Trustees (Silicon Valley) & Chairman, Pearl River Delta Chapter
HYSTA China Global Services Alliance (CGSA) – Vice Chairman
Prof. Lee is a 35-year pioneer of the high-tech industry, spending the first half of his career managing large organizations in Fortune 100 companies, and the second half as a serial entrepreneur. During this time, he conducted business globally, and in the last 10 years, he was heavily involved with businesses in China. He is Professor in Entrepreneurship Practice at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he also serves as the Associate Director of the MBA Programme, the Executive Director of the Center for Business Innovation & Globalization (Shenzhen and Hong Kong) and Associate Director of the CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship. Until late 2012 when the business was acquired, He was Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Achievo Corporation (one of the largest China IT services companies) since early 2002 and served as its Chairman & CEO until December 2008, when the company reached 2500 people in size, about 2000 of whom were in China. From 2002 to 2007, he was also CEO of Accela (now serving as a board member) and led that company to become the dominant government enterprise software firm in the US. Until November 2001, he was president & CEO of Inxight Software, a Xerox-PARC spinout that tripled in revenues and raised venture funding under his leadership (now part of SAP). Before Inxight, he was chairman, CEO and president of Insignia Solutions, a software company he took public on NASDAQ in 1995. Previously, he was executive vice president of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC - software), where among many achievements, he acquired and integrated 6 companies, including Norton Computing which became a legendary M&A success story in the Silicon Valley. Prof. Lee was senior vice president of Shared Medical Systems (since acquired by Siemens) and was at IBM (responsible for its office systems software, healthcare industry software, overall software engineering and various systems/communications software) and Computer Sciences Corporation for many years. Prof. Lee is currently on the board of Osel, Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup, and was previously on the boards of S3, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIII - semiconductor) and SONICblue (NASDAQ: SBLU - digital media devices). He also serves as advisor to various companies and investment funds, besides being an angel investor himself.
Prof. Lee participates in high-tech developments all over the world. During Mr. CH Tung's first official visit to the Silicon Valley as Hong Kong Chief Executive in June 1999, Prof. Lee was the co-host and speaker at a luncheon in Mr. Tung's honor. At Insignia Solutions, Prof. Lee hosted a luncheon for HM Queen Elizabeth II who paid a visit to his company's offices in the UK after the company won multiple Queen's Awards. In 1996, Prof. Lee was invited to the Philippines to meet President Ramos and other top leaders to help formulate a high-tech initiative for that country. His business and professional activities in China have put him in frequent contact with senior government officials there. Prof. Lee has met with many heads-of-state and senior government officials during their visits to the Silicon Valley, particularly those from Asia/China.
As a result of his active professional and community activities, including serving as the Global Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the AAMA (Asia America MultiTechnology Association), Chairman of the AAMA Pearl River Delta Chapter and vice chairman of HYSTA’s China Global Services Alliance, Prof. Lee is well known to the Silicon Valley and Asian media. He was featured in several books on Chinese-American successful entrepreneurs, and appeared frequently in print, web, radio and TV media. Prof. Lee is an accomplished public speaker.
Prof. Lee grew up in Hong Kong. He holds Ph.D. and MS degrees from UCLA, and a BA from UC Berkeley, all in computer science. He resides in the Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Prof. Lee is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
李本能博士是一位元有35年全球高科技經驗的先鋒, 對國際國內市場有著深厚的認識。他事業的上半期在全球100強企業內管理大型機構，下半期是一位多次成功的企業家。他是香港中文大學的創業實踐教授，他還作為MBA課程副主任,業務創新及全球化（深圳/香港）研究中心執行主任和香港中文大學創業研究中心副主任。直到2012年底公司被收購前他是大展集團（中國最大的IT服務公司之一）執行主席和共同創辦人,自2002年初擔任其董事長兼首席執行官直到2008年底，該公司規模達到2500人，約2000人是在中國。在2002-2005年，他還是Accela的首席執行官（現為董事會董事），並領導該公司成為美國的領先電子政務軟體公司。直到2001年底他是Inxight軟體公司CEO。Inxight是施樂公司 – PARC (帕洛阿爾托研究中心) 的分拆公司（現在是SAP的分公司）。在他的領導下公司收入迅速增長三倍，並收到風險投資的融資。 Inxight公司之前，他是Insignia Solutions董事長兼首席執行官，1995年他帶該公司在美國納斯達克(NASDAQ)上市。在此之前，他是賽門鐵克(Symantec)公司執行副總裁（NASDAQ：SYMC - 軟體），他的成就包括收購和整合6家公司，其中有收購諾頓(Norton)電腦公司的矽谷傳奇成功故事。李博士是SMS醫療系統公司高級副總裁（之後被西門子公司收購）,也在IBM（辦公系統軟體，醫療行業軟體，整個軟體工程和各系統/通訊軟體負責人）和在CSC公司多年。李博士目前在Osel公司(生物制藥) 當董事，並以前在S3公司（NASDAQ：SIII - 半導體）和SONICblue（NASDAQ：SBLU - 數位媒體裝置）當董事。他現在還為多家公司和投資基金當顧問, 本人也是一個天使投資者。
李博士積極地參與世界各地的高科技發展。在香港行政長官董建華先生1999年6月的第一次官式訪問矽谷，李博士協辦午宴和在午宴演講。在Insignia Solutions公司，李博士宴請了英國女王伊莉莎白二世陛下在英國參觀他的公司，此前該公司多次獲得女王獎。 1996年，李博士應邀到菲律賓拜訪拉莫斯總統和他的高級官員，及幫助該國制定了高科技的計策。他在中國的業務和專業活動頻繁的接觸政府高級官員。李博士曾會晤許多訪問矽谷的國家元首和政府高官，尤其是來自亞洲及中國的領導。
由於他活躍於專業和社區活動，包括作為AAMA（亞美多科技協會）受託董事長，亞傑商會 珠三角分會 主席, HYSTA(華源科技協會)的中國全球服務聯盟副主席，矽谷和亞洲媒體經常報導李博士的新聞。他也多次出現于介紹美國成功企業家的書籍，並頻繁出現在報刊，網頁,電臺和電視媒體。李博士是一位著名的演說家。