Kick-starting his career at Acer Group, Lee quickly progressed his way through a diverse range of positions in manufacturing, marketing, sales and strategic planning, with eventually assuming the position of Vice President of Acer, Inc.
In 1991, Lee transferred as President to Acer Peripherals, and in 2000, Acer Peripherals became Acer Communications and Multimedia (ACM), which reflected Lee’s vision for the company’s strategic move from a peripherals company to a communications, optical and multimedia powerhouse. In 2001, ACM adopted the name BenQ to better reflect its focus on ‘Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life’ and integrating technologies for modern digital lifestyles. In 2005, BenQ has accumulated industry insight to further solidify its 3C strengths and brand prowess in hopes to launch the BenQ brand onto the world stage.
Under Lee’s leadership, BenQ’s vertical integration business strategy has been essential to its rapid growth and expansion. Throughout Lee’s tenure, BenQ has seen the increase in extent of the BenQ Group, a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a collective workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with an unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life and its brand philosophy of “Because it matters”.
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.
In his free time, Lee enjoys reading and shares an interest and passion for history. He also enjoys numerous of outdoor activities including hiking and mountain climbing. Leading by example, Lee makes recommendations to BenQ’s internal book club and leads the annual BenQ Olympiad as well as the annual Yushan Mountain (3992 meter in height) executive climb in southern Taiwan.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Current positions held:
Chairman of AU Optronics Corporation
Chairman of BenQ Corporation
Chairman of Qisda Corporation
1987 - Outstanding Manager of Taiwan awarded by the R.O.C. government
1994 - Premier Award presented by Business Weekly Taiwan
2000 - Selected as one of the Leading CEOs in Taiwan by Business NEXT
2001 - Selected as a Technology Leader in Taiwan by Global Views
2003- Conferred DATO Award by Government of Malaysia