Lee Man Tat
Group chairman of Lee Kum Kee Group
In 1954, Lee joined Lee Kum Kee to assist his father, Lee Shiu Nan, in managing the business. Taking over the role as chairman in 1972, he built a renowned brand of Ethnic Chinese Enterprise through his determination and marked a new chapter of this reputable enterprise.
With endurance and innovative spirit, Lee is a business leader of foresight. His great aspiration and intelligence, coupled with constant entrepreneurship, have successfully led the company to grow and become a household name across the world. Today, Lee Kum Kee’s wide range of products is marketed to more than 100 countries and regions. Even though he ended his formal education at an early age, Lee has never given up his quest for learning and knowledge. He holds a strong belief in sharing the fruits of success and contributing to the community, including donations to educational and medical services. He is particularly supportive of educational causes in the People’s Republic of China.
Throughout the years, Lee has received a number of significant international awards and recognition, including Strategic Development Advisor by Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2007; Senior Economic Advisor by Hong An Municipal Government, Hubei Province, in 2006; China Top Ten Men Award by the China Condiment Industrial Association in 2005; and the Hong Kong Business Mastermind Award by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
Currently, Lee also serves as honorary chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of Xinhui, adviser of the Overseas Chinese Committee of Hong Kong-Macau-Taiwan, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of Zhuhai City, and president of the Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organizations.
Born in Macau in 1930, Lee’s hometown is in Xinhui of Jiangmen City in the Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. Married to Ms. Choi May Ling in 1954, Lee has four sons and one daughter who work in the Lee Kum Kee Group.