Columbia University

Kai-Fu Lee is currently the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, a leading early-stage investment company that is targeting the next wave of Chinese high-tech companies and mentoring the next generation of Chinese entrepreneurs.

Prior to starting Sinovation Ventures in 2009, he served as President of Google China, Vice President of Engineering at Google, and held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Lee received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in Computer Science in 1983 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from the City University of Hong Kong and Carnegie Mellon and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, an elite group of Chinese Americans. The best-selling author of six books, Lee was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2013. He is based in Beijing and has over 50 million followers on social media.

Last Updated: June 6, 2017

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Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most prominent figures in Chinese technology. He founded China’s noted early-stage venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures after launching and heading up Google’s China operations during their years of growth from 2005 to...