Sean Lee



Permira Advisers (China) Limited Suite 3804 K. Wah Centre 1010 Huai Hai Zhong Road Shanghai 200031 China

Sean Lee

Chief Strategy Officer Asia, Head of Korea


Investment, Investor Relations






Sean holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and a Master’s in Finance from London Business School, England.


Sean is Chief Strategy Officer in Asia and based in Permira’s Shanghai office. Sean works across all sectors with his primary focus on Korea and China and Financial Service in North Asia. Sean also heads up Permira’s capital raising activities and the strategic business development efforts in Asia. Sean worked in Tokyo office from 2007 to 2010, served as a Senior Adviser for Korea from 2010 to 2011, and worked in Seoul office from 2012 until he relocated to Shanghai in 2016.

Prior to joining Permira, Sean spent seven years at Warburg Pincus, based in Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo, where he was engaged in numerous private equity transactions in Asia. He was previously an equity analyst at Clarion Capital and began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Korea.