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Executive Profiles

Chairman, BenQ Corporation

K.Y. Lee

K.Y. Lee
K.Y. Lee is Chairman of BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions provider dedicated to elevating and enriching aspect of consumers' lives that matter most to people today – lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education. His strategic vision, forward-thinking leadership, and determination has not only led BenQ Corporation and the BenQ brand but also BenQ Group as a whole, through development transitions and expansions that result in the transformation of the corporate vision, “Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life”, and the birth of a new brand philosophy, “Because it matters”. With the hope of providing the world with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning, Lee has taken broad steps to drive worldwide growth and success critically acclaimed by industry experts and praised by consumers – and will continue to do so as he leads BenQ into the future.

Kick-starting his career at Acer Group, Lee quickly progressed his way through a diverse range of positions in manufacturing, marketing, sales and strategic planning, with eventually assuming the position of Vice President of Acer, Inc.

In 1991, Lee transferred as President to Acer Peripherals, and in 2000, Acer Peripherals became Acer Communications and Multimedia (ACM), which reflected Lee's vision for the company's strategic move from a peripherals company to a communications, optical and multimedia powerhouse. In 2001, ACM adopted the name BenQ to better reflect its focus on 'Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life'and integrating technologies for modern digital lifestyles. In 2005, BenQ has accumulated industry insight to further solidify its 3C strengths and brand prowess in hopes to launch the BenQ brand onto the world stage.

Under Lee's leadership, BenQ's vertical integration business strategy has been essential to its rapid growth and expansion. Throughout Lee's tenure, BenQ has seen the increase in the extent of the BenQ Group, a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a collective workforce of over 100,000 employees.  Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with an unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life and its brand philosophy of "Because it matters".

The BenQ Group companies are:  BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

In his free time, Lee enjoys reading and shares an interest and passion for history. He also enjoys numerous outdoor activities including hiking and mountain climbing. Leading by example, Lee makes recommendations to BenQ's internal book club and leads the annual BenQ Olympiad as well as the annual Yushan Mountain (3992 meters in height) executive climb in southern Taiwan.

Lee holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Current positions held:
  • Chairman of AU Optronics Corporation

  • Chairman of BenQ Corporation

  • Chairman of Qisda Corporation

Other accomplishments:
  • 1987 - Outstanding Manager of Taiwan awarded by the R.O.C. government

  • 1994 - Premier Award presented by Business Weekly Taiwan

  • 2000 - Selected as one of the Leading CEOs in Taiwan by Business NEXT

  • 2001 - Selected as a Technology Leader in Taiwan by Global Views

  • 2003- Conferred DATO Award by Government of Malaysia

President & CEO, BenQ Corporation

Conway Lee

General Manager, BenQ Technology Product Center

Peter Y.F. Huang

President, BenQ America

Lars Yoder

President, BenQ Asia Pacific

Jeffrey Liang

President, BenQ China

Michael Tseng

President, BenQ Europe

Steve Chu

President, BenQ Latin America

Israel Bedolla