Thai Lee (born 1958) is a Thai-born Korean American
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businesswoman, the co-owner, CEO and president of SHI International, reported by ''Forbes'' to be the largest woman-owned business in the US. In 2019, she was the 5th wealthiest Self-Made Woman in America, with the net worth of US$3 billion.

Early years

Thai Lee was born in 1958 in Bangkok, Thailand, and attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, earning a double major BA in biology and economics, and in 1985, an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was the first Korean woman to graduate from the business school.

Awards and honors

* Life Trustee, Amherst College * Former President, Amherst College Alumni Society * Harvard University, Dean's Advisory Board * Distinguished Alumni Award, Harvard Business School * Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2012


In 1989, Thai Lee married Leo Koguan, a Columbia University graduate, New York Law School-educated lawyer and the co-founder and chairman of SHI. They divorced in 2002. She has two teenage children. She lives in Austin, Texas.


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