Mr Lee Chee Koon is the Chief Executive Officer of The Ascott Limited, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator. 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 the operations in China, Japan and Korea. Before Mr Lee joined Ascott in July 2009 as Managing Director for China, he was the Vice President in the Office of the President at CapitaLand. Prior to joining CapitaLand in February 2007, Mr Lee was with the Administrative Service in the Singapore Civil Service serving in various capacities with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Monetary Authority of Singapore. 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.