Sean (Sooyong) Lee

Sean (Sooyong) Lee is Managing Director and Head of Asia Corporate Strategy. He is based in Singapore. 

Mr. Lee served as Head of Asia Credit Strategy from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Lee served as Chief Strategy Officer in Asia at Permira, where he spent 10 years based out of Tokyo, Seoul, London and Shanghai, facilitating a wide variety of control buyout transactions across sectors and leading capital raising efforts out of Asia. Before Permira, he spent seven years with Warburg Pincus, based out of Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, leading the deal execution for venture capital, growth capital and large-scale recapitalization transactions in Asia with a principal focus on Korea. Mr. Lee started his career at McKinsey & Company as a consultant. He served on the investment committee of Korea Teachers Pension Fund as an external investment committee member. Mr. Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Mr. Lee received a BS in industrial engineering from Seoul National University and a master’s degree in finance from London Business School.