As a child, C.K. Lee grew up knowing the value of hard work. His father started as a shop apprentice and worked his way up to running a seafood products retail business in Sai Ying Pun.
So the young Lee had no qualms about spending his younger years at the sharp end of a number of industries, including as a salesman, a tour guide and a welfare worker.
He later held senior executive roles in the services and manufacturing sectors. But the pull of entrepreneurship was strong and, in 1993, he established his own business.
C.K. Lee & Associates, a human capital consultancy, was founded with the aim of tapping the growing demand for Chinese consultants conversant with local needs, culture and language in ASEAN and the Chinese Mainland, as well as in Hong Kong.
Since then, the company has provided human capital advisory and development services to a range of corporate clients. These include Fortune 500 corporations, public organizations and listed companies ¡V mostly in the financial, FMCG, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors.
“My colleagues and I always take pride in being a trusted advisor, management developer and executive coach,” said Lee.
As a well-established consultancy in the region, C.K. Lee & Associates is in a good position to take advantage of opportunities that are arising as the market evolves.
In the next few years, for example, the last batch of baby boomers will be retiring. Both multinationals and listed corporations may struggle to find successors at the management level. Lee and his team are primed to advise the company’s clients on how to cope with this shift.
C.K. Lee & Associates became a member of the Chamber in 1996 in order to grow the company’s network.
“We joined the Chamber because it is the one with the longest history, good reputation and most diverse membership base,” Lee said.
He added that he and his team appreciate the opportunities provided by the range of events.
“My colleagues and I have found the biannual CEO Manpower Conferences as well as the business delegations to China particularly fruitful,” he said. “I have also made good friends from participating in the work of the Manpower Committee, China Committee and Europe Committee of the Chamber.”
Company: C.K. Lee & Associates
HKGCC Membership No.: GHKC0578
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