Bessie Lee was appointed CEO of GroupM China in September 2005 and is responsible for the strategic development, operations and continued growth of GroupM and its media agencies in China.
She started her career in media in 1990 with J. Walter Thompson in Taiwan. Prior to her role at GroupM China, Bessie spent eight years in Mindshare Taiwan and Shanghai; her last position there was CEO of Mindshare China.
Bessie has won numerous media awards in China. In 2007, she was voted one of China's top 10 most creative media professionals by the China Economic Newspaper Association. She was also specially named as one of China's top business women leaders by the All-China Women's Federation in 2006. She graduated with a Master's degree in communications at the Illinois State University, USA.
Bessie is based in Shanghai.