Award: PEOPLE \ PT05. PR Professional of the Year (Agency)

Lydia Lee’s passion for cross-cultural understanding has made her one of the most dynamic women in China’s communications industry. As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Strategist in China and Head of Technology for Asia Pacific, Lydia has been leading and mentoring teams in China and around the world for most of her career. Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Lydia has made it her mission to foster deeper understanding in the West of China and vice versa, making her a much sought after speaker on Chinese and global communications trends both within China and beyond. In 2017, she was named to both The Holmes Report Innovator 25 list for Asia Pacific as well as Campaign Asia Pacific’s 40 Women to Watch in recognition of her career achievements and contributions to building knowledge, understanding and capacities in the industry. An inspiration to young people and highly admired by her peers, Lydia Lee has been dubbed a “one-woman global powerhouse” by Gail Heimann, President of Weber Shandwick.