Ms May Lee is a leader who articulates a clear vision, formulates strategy, and oversees execution with attention to detail.
May received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from New York University School of Law. She was a Visiting Foreign Student of Peking University.
May has more than 25 years of corporate and education experience leading and executing on China expansion initiatives and across a wide range of issues including regulatory landscape, negotiating strategies, cross-cultural communication, market entry, joint venture structures and strategy, and talent management matters.
Over the last eight years, May has led two groundbreaking innovations in higher education: NYU Shanghai and ShanghaiTech. Utilising her experience in various industries (e.g. financial services, education, and marketing), insight into entrepreneurship and deep understanding of the innovation ecosystem in China and the United States, May offers strategic advice to large organisations on change management and digital transformation. Moreover, her ability to bridge academic research and product development gives her a unique ability to drive innovation within an organisation.
May is a member of the World Economic Forum and the Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is also a mentor for Chinaccelerator Shanghai, the Board of Directors of National Partnership for Women and Families, the Lifetime Trustee of NYU School of Law, and the Board of Directors of Chelsea Day School.