Miky (Mie Kyung) Lee, Vice Chairwoman, CJ Group (Korea, Republic of)
Miky Lee (Mie Kyung Lee) is the Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group. She is mainly responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of CJ Group’s entertainment and media division, which she founded alongside her brother, the Chairman of CJ Corporation Mr. Jay Lee, in 1994, after leading CJ to become one of the founding investors in DreamWorks SKG.
Since then, CJ has built many influential companies in Korea’s entertainment and media industry – CJ CGV, CJ Media and Mnet Media. Each company is the leading player in their specialized industry: CJ CGV is the first and largest multiplex chain, CJ Media is the leading cable network with the highest combined ratings, and Mnet Media is Korea’s first and only entertainment company that bases all its contents on music.
With the success of entertainment and media industry in Korea, Miky Lee is committed to building the global common ground to bring positive changes through the cultural industry. She continues to travel around the globe in efforts of strengthening the presence for the global expansion of CJ’s business.
Prior to joining CJ, Ms. Lee served as the Director of Samsung America, spearheading its cultural and educational projects. She established the Parsons School of Design in Seoul and oversaw the formation of a branch of Pasadena’s Arts Center College of Design for Samsung.
Ms. Lee has been widely recognized for leading the largest entertainment group in Korea and for her global vision. She was selected as one of the Global Leader for Tomorrow Community member by the World Economic Forum 1997. During the 2006 Women’s World Awards, she became the first Asian woman to be awarded the World Business Award. She was also selected as one of the leading executives in the film industry by Variety in its Women’s Impact Report 2006. In 2007, she received the CEO of the Year Award by Korean Management Association in recognition of her work in managing one of the largest companies in Korea.
Miky Lee is the first grandchild of B.C. Lee, the founder of CJ and the Samsung Group, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.