Mr Lee Chee Koon
Chief Executive Officer
The Ascott Limited
Mr Lee Chee Koon is the Chief Executive Officer of The Ascott Limited, one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. He oversees the management and growth of Ascott which has more than 67,000 serviced residence units in over 120 cities in more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to this, Mr Lee was appointed as Ascott’s Deputy CEO in February 2012, assisting the CEO in strategic planning and investment of the serviced residence business. He was concurrently Ascott’s Managing Director for North Asia, responsible for driving the company’s investment and business development as well as managing operations in China, Japan and Korea.
Before Mr Lee joined Ascott in July 2009 as Managing Director for China, he was Vice President in the Office of the President at CapitaLand. Prior to joining CapitaLand in February 2007, he held appointments in various Ministries such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
In 2017, Mr Lee was accorded the Business China Young Achiever Award for his contributions to China-Singapore relations. In 2016, Mr Lee was conferred the prestigious National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite) by the President of the French Republic for Ascott’s contributions to France. For Mr Lee’s contribution to the hospitality industry in China, he was named one of the ‘Top 10 Hoteliers of the Year’ by China Hotel Starlight Awards for three consecutive years in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Mr Lee obtained a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1999. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom
The Ascott Limited