Miky Lee is vice chairwoman of South Korea’s CJ Group and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the group’s entertainment and media subsidiary, CJ ENM. CJ ENM is the country’s foremost film and television studio, cable operator and music producer. As Korea’s definitive entertainment mogul, Miky is leading the global expansion of the Korean wave.
Miky was born in Knoxville, Tennessee as a grandchild of Lee Byung-Chul (the founder of CJ and the Samsung Group). She earned her B.A degree at Seoul National University and received her M.A in Asian Studies from Harvard. In1994, Miky founded the entertainment and media division of CJ and invested in DreamWorks SKG as one of the early investors. Since then, Miky has continued to strengthen CJ’s presence by leading the global phenomenon of the Korean wave.
Miky Lee was on the Forbes Asia list of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen in 2012 and 2014. In 2017, Miky was named one of the founding Leadership Champions of the World Bank affiliated Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi). In 2019, Miky was executive producer of “Parasite”, the first foreign language film in history to win the Best Picture Oscar. Miky serves as a Board Member for the Berklee College of Music in Boston and as vice chair of the board of trustees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.