Bessie Lee, MS, BA
Appointment: 28 January 2021
Background: Based in China, Bessie Lee is the CEO of Withinlink, a China-based venture capital firm and start-up incubator focused on marketing technology, which she founded in 2015. Prior to this Bessie spent almost three decades at WPP plc, holding CEO roles in China for Mindshare, GroupM and finally WPP. She holds a number of non-executive Directorships and also acts as an Advisor to Didi Chuxing and Greater Pacific Capital.
Current external appointments: Bessie is currently CEO of Withinlink (Shanghai) Investment Management Co Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Electrocomponents plc, Homeplus Digital Co Ltd (formerly China Networks Systems Co Ltd) and Shanghai Fuge Information Technology Co Ltd
Skills, experience and contribution: Bessie has significant experience of building and growing data and technology led businesses, both as a CEO and investor. She is an entrepreneur who set up her own tech incubator and has a deep understanding of consumer behaviours in China and Asia.