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Dr. Thomas K. Lee

Member of the Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas K. Lee


Dr. Thomas Lee served as a Senior Adviser to the White House Writers Group for Asian Affairs. He is also a distinguished Senior Associate for the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C, where he serves as an adviser on a wide range of Asian-Pacific affairs.

Dr. Lee has travelled widely and frequently throughout Japan, Korea, China, East Asia and the Pacific Rim providing numerous consultancies to businesses and governments. He is chairman of Pacific Projects Group, a Washington-based investment and advisory services firm.

He has extensive experience in assisting the government of South Korea develop trade with former Communist bloc countries and serves as financial advisor to several industrial provinces in the People’s Republic of China.

Prior to entering the private business sector, he served in the U.S. Office of Interagency Trade Policy and Negotiation working closely with the Special Trade Representatives in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations.

Thomas Lee was also a consultant to the White House during the President George Bush Sr. administration, advising on international trade and finance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Lee has a B.A. and a M.A. from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from State University of New York, specializing in international trade and finance. He completed his post doctorate research at the University of Chicago. He speaks Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German and French.

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