Mr. Woo Lee is Senior Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation and Head of Corporate Affairs for the Asia-Pacific. His previous position was President of Barrick China. He has over 30 years of experience in East Asia, working with government officials, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, media and other stakeholders. Mr. Lee was previously Senior Advisor and Managing Director at JL Thornton & Company, where he advised the firm’s founder and Barrick Executive Chairman, John Thornton, and led its government, commercial and non-profit projects in Asia. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Lee worked as an American diplomat in the U.S. State Department for 16 years, serving in progressively senior positions at American embassies and consulates in Japan, Australia, China and the Philippines.
Mr. Lee is a member of the board of directors of Barrick (Niugini) Limited and Argentina Gold (Bermuda) II Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies from Yale University. Mr. Lee’s foreign languages are Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.