Manager - Health & Life Sciences, Customs
Lucius Lee joined the US-ASEAN Business Council in September 2018 as a Manager for the Health & Life Sciences, Travel & Tourism and Customs & Trade Facilitation sectors, based in the Council's regional headquarters in Singapore. Lucius brings to the Council in-depth experience and knowledge of ASEAN’s institutions, working processes and external relations. He has most recently served as a Foreign Service Officer (Political) at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he covered ASEAN from 2015 to 2017 and was involved in numerous ASEAN Summits, ministerial meetings, technical working groups and multilateral negotiations. He was also a key member of the planning and protocol teams for Singapore's 2018 ASEAN Chairmanship. Lucius later worked in the Ministry's Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Directorate managing Singapore's bilateral relations with various Middle Eastern countries. He also served a stint at the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta in late 2016, where he was part of the Embassy's team handling the first Leaders' Retreat between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesia President Joko Widodo in Semarang, Central Java.
Lucius believes that technology should be harnessed for social good. In 2014, he spent three months in Mexico as a representative of the GlobalGiving Foundation, the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits, teaching local entrepreneurs about the power of online crowdfunding. He also worked in GlobalGiving's Washington, DC office, where he helped develop programs and conducted data-driven experiments to optimize the platform.
Lucius graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 2015, majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies (East Asia & Latin America) with a minor in International Business. He speaks English, Mandarin and Spanish and is working hard to improve his Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia and the Python programming language.