W. Lee Howell

W. Lee Howell
  • Managing Director, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

BA in Economics; BA in East Asian Languages and Literature; JD; LLM in International Legal Studies; PhD candidate, University of St Gallen. Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Deputy Director, Japan Society; Consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Senior Policy Adviser, USAID. With World Economic Forum: 2001-02, Director, Annual Meeting Programme, New York; 2004-08, Senior Director for Asia; since 2009, Managing Director and since 2011, Member of the Managing Board, responsible for the Annual Meeting in Davos, Annual Meeting of New Champions in China and Summit on the Global Agenda in the UAE; Editor-in-Chief, Global Risks Report (7th and 8th editions). Adjunct Fellow, Pacific Forum/CSIS. Member of the Editorial Board, Global Asia.