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Chang-Ken Lee

President, Cathay Financial Holdings

Mr. Chang-Ken Lee is the President of Cathay Financial Holdings and vice chairman of Cathay Life. He also acts as the Director of Cathay Financial Holdings, Cathay Life and Cathay SITE. Under his management, Cathay FHC is the largest Taiwanese financial groups with total managed assets amounting US$418.4 billion in 2023. The group includes leading players in life insurance, banking, P&C insurance, asset management, securities, and venture capital. Cathay FHC has presences in 12 markets in Asia and aims to become a leading financial institution in the region. Being the fiduciary to our clients, Cathay FHC’s mission is being the most trusted financial group by helping the clients for better financial life with technology innovation and convenient services. 

Mr. Lee joined Cathay Group in Oct 1986. Prior to being the President of Cathay FHC, Mr. Lee served in several roles, including the President of Cathay United Bank, Group Chief Strategy Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings, and Executive Vice President at Cathay Life.  

Mr. Lee is currently the Director of JCIC (Joint Credit Information Center), and the Executive Director of the Bankers Association.  

Mr. Lee highly regards the impact of sustainability. He is the Director of Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD Taiwan).  


He has been recognized for his management with the Best CEO Award from Corporate Governance Asia in 2023 . Mr. Lee has been leading Cathay to integrate ESG into its business processes and exert Cathay’s financial influence to work with stakeholders in making the transition to a net-zero economy. In April 2022, Cathay FHC was the first Taiwanese Financial Institution joining RE100, pledging 100% use of renewable energy at all business operations in Taiwan by 2030 and to achieve net zero emissions at all global business operations by 2050. In September 2022, Cathay FHC received the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validation for its GHG emission targets covering the operations and financial assets.  


Chang-Ken Lee
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