Lee Howell

Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva

BA in Economics; BA in East Asian Languages and Literature; JD; LLM in International Legal Studies; PhD, University of St Gallen. With World Economic Forum: 2001-02, Director, Annual Meeting Programme, New York; 2004-08, Senior Director for Asia; currently, Head of Global Programming; since 2009, Managing Director and since 2011, Member of the Managing Board, responsible for the Annual Meeting in Davos, Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China and Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils in the UAE; Editor-in-Chief, Global Risks Report (7th and 8th editions). Formerly Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Deputy Director, Japan Society; Consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; and Senior Policy Adviser, USAID. Currently also serving as Member, Board of Trustees, EAT Foundation and Lecturer, University of St. Gallen (CEMS) .


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