Prof. S.H. Lee Named As GBF Honorary Adviser

As a new Honorary Advisor to the Graduate Business Forum, Prof. S.H. Lee will be regularly contributing to [GBF Newsletter] Visum and to our soon to be launched blog. His extensive knowledge and experience of leadership and its practical application will directly benefit GBF members and provide some of the deeper insight to allow us to question the existing norms on Leadership.

S.H. Lee is Professor of Leadership and Strategic Talent Management at Taiwan National Chengchi University. He is also Visiting Professor for the EMBA programs at Beijing Tsing Hua University and Taiwan Tsing Hua University, and the Beijing Tsing Hua & INSEAD Dual Degree International EMBA program. His areas of interest include Leadership Development, Organization Development & Transformation, Strategic Talent Management, and Performance Management. He was voted “Taiwan Top 20 EMBA Professors” (2004, 2006, & 2008). He also provides very selective executive coaching and customized leadership development programs for senior executives in several renowned international companies across various industries. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Taiwan edition of Harvard Business Review.

Prof. Lee had retired from his corporate career since January 2004 to focus on his interest in management education.He has strong passion and dedication in helping business executives enhance their leadership quality and strategic focus of talent management. He had extended his impact internationally through his international students; so far more than 3,000 students from more than 40 countries had attended Prof. Lee’s courses. His unique course on “Confucianism and Leadership in the 21st Century” (in English) is very popular, where he introduces to international students the ancient wisdoms of Confucius and explores it’s practical applications in today’s leadership challenges, and in bridging the cultural gap between the east and the west.

Prof. Lee was the Corporate VP for Human Resources at TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductors) from 1998 through 2003 where he lead the transformation of the HR function from a traditional administrative role into one that focuses on partnering line managers to leverage people as the strategic asset in driving business performance. During this period, TSMC grew from 6,000 to 17,000 employees; and from US$2 Billion to US$6 Billion in revenue. TSMC also became “Top 10 Semiconductor Companies in the World”; “Best Employers in Asia”; “The Best Managed Company in Taiwan”; and “The Most Preferred Employer by University Graduates in Taiwan”.

Prior to joining TSMC, Prof. Lee had extensive management experiences, including: Regional VP for Asia Pacific, Lucent Technologies; General Manager for Greater China, Polaroid Corporation; Country Manager for China, GE Medical Systems; Regional Manager for South East Asia, Du Pont Corporation.

Prof. Lee was born and raised in Singapore. He traveled extensively around the world and lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwansince 1989. He had solidinternational management experience since 1981 and has good appreciation of the different cultures and management practices in the east and west.

Prof. Lee graduated from the prestigious Sloan Fellowship Program at the Stanford University with a Master of Science in Management.