Johnathan LeeCountry Head (Malaysia), RISE

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Johnathan Lee

Country Head (Malaysia), RISE

People¬†Oriented,¬†Strategic¬†Minded¬†and¬†Result¬†Driven¬†–¬†Johnathan¬†has¬†a¬†diverse¬†experience¬†with¬†20¬†years¬†of¬†business¬†development¬†in¬†various¬†industries¬†ranging¬†from¬†finance,¬†healthcare,¬†education¬†and¬†technology.¬†He¬†holds¬†a¬†Masters¬†in¬†Entrepreneurship¬†and¬†a¬†Bachelor¬†of¬†Commerce¬†from¬†Otago¬†School¬†of¬†Business.

In¬†the¬†last¬†10¬†years¬†alone,¬†he¬†has¬†helmed¬†several¬†senior¬†management¬†roles¬†‚Ästfrom¬†helping¬†a¬†top¬†government¬†agency¬†put¬†Malaysia¬†on¬†the¬†startup¬†map¬†globally,¬†to¬†starting¬†his¬†own¬†healthcare¬†startup,¬†to¬†heading¬†business¬†development¬†for¬†one¬†of¬†Malaysia¬†largest¬†public¬†listed¬†tech¬†company,¬†to¬†building¬†and¬†fundraising¬†for¬†an¬†early¬†stage¬†VC¬†firm.

Now, Johnathan spends his time advising companies in the areas of innovation, growth and investment. He strongly believes that a combination of factors including a strong team, a good business model and proper execution, along with financial support are vital to grow a successful business.

Apart from his commercial acumen, Johnathan is a strong supporter of social innovation to solve the world’s growing environmental and social economic problems. Preferring to work behind the scenes, he has been volunteering and advising foundations, humanitarian organizations, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises.