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James Lee

Occupation
Chief Executive, Sample Corporation
Location
London and New York
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Introduction

I am currently Chief Executive of Sample Corporation, a position I have held since April 2007.

I oversee the strategic direction of the London headquartered, £15 billion turnover engineering company with nearly 20,000 employees. Sample Corporation is one of the largest manufacturer and distributors of specialist widgets in the world, with significant penetration into the electronic and communications marketplace. In this role, I led the merger with Example Limited, which increased Sample’s reach to small and medium sized business by over 75% and significantly increased group profitability.

Prior to this role, I served as CEO – North America of XYZ inc, a position I was appointed to in 2004 after serving as the company's chief strategist for three years. As head of North America, I was responsible for direct and indirect channels of sales and distribution in the United States and Canada and grew the business by over 30% during this time.

I hold non-executive directorships with Illustration plc and Large Retailer inc and sit on the Audit Committee of both organisations. I am also an appointed adviser to the Government on manufacturing matters.Married with 2 grown up children (both in the financial services industry), I am a keen recreational runner - having competed in 5 marathons at senior level and enjoy sailing.

Positions

  1. 2008 - present

    Non Executive Director

    Large Retailer inc

    I sit on the Audit and Nominations committees

  2. 2007 - present

    Chief Executive

    Sample Corporation

    Sample Corporation is one of the largest manufacturer and distributors of specialist widgets in the world, with significant penetration into the electronic and communications marketplace.

    www.sample-corporation.com

  3. 2005 - present

    Non Executive Director

    Illustration plc

    Also serving on Audit Committee

  4. 1995 - present

    Trustee

    NFP Charity

Qualifications

  • 1974

    MBA

    Example Business School
  • 1970

    BA Economics

    Example University

    Passed first class with honours.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Running, Recreational

    I am a passionate long distance and marathon runner.

  • Sailing, Recreational

    I love sailing, however I'm still learning the ropes and struggling with navigation.

Published Works

  • Making Manufacturing Work (2008)

    Published in collaboration with Bill Smith from Research University, this book looks at common sense tips for making a manufacturing organisation work. ISBN 123456

  • Strategies in a changing world (2005)

    This book sets out how businesses should respond to global economic changes in the 1990's.

Contact Details

Emails

Telephone

  • Work +44.845.299.7910
  • Mobile +44.7734.123456

Addresses

  • London
    Sample Corporation
    London
    W1
    United Kingdom
  • New York
    Sample Corporation
    New York
    United States