President and CEO, SHI International Corp
Thai Lee has been the majority shareholder, President and CEO of SHI International Corp ( “SHI” ) since 1989. With projected 2016 revenue of $7.5 Billion, SHI is one of the largest privately owned technology companies in North America. Under her leadership, SHI transformed from a $1 million “software-only” regional reseller into a global provider of information technology products and services. Over the past 26 years, SHI achieved its growth 100% organically, without merger or acquisition, and without taking on a debt. SHI provides IT procurement, IT deployment, asset management and cloud computing solutions to tens of thousands of organizations around the world.
Thai Lee, born in Thailand to Korean parents, grew up in several countries including Thailand, Germany, Korea and U.S. In 1980, Thai graduated from Amherst College, majoring in Biology and Economics. In 1983, Thai became the first Korean-American woman to enter Harvard Business School and received her MBA degree in 1985. Thai has served on the Board of Amherst College as well as President of Amherst College Alumni Society. Thai currently serves on the Dean of Advisory Board for Harvard Business School and committees for Harvard University. Thai received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the technology category in 2012, Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard Business School in 2013, and Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Amherst College in 2014.