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Shunee Yee

Shunee Yee is President and CEO of CSOFT International, a leading global language communications company. Prior to founding CSOFT in 2003, Ms. Yee served as the Vice President for Asia at a major localization company based in Massachusetts, USA. In this position, she pioneered the company’s technical development services in greater China and helped exponentially grow the company’s APAC revenue. Throughout her years of executive-level experience, Ms. Yee has been featured in a number of publications, including the Boston Globe, the Economist, Fortune Magazine, IDG journals, and Investor’s Business Daily. The 2009 recipient of the prestigious international Stevie Award for Best Asian Entrepreneur for Women in Business, Shunee Yee was also selected as a Top 25 Globalization Executive by Globalization Today in 2011. In 2012, Ms. Yee was identified by CNN Money as one of the technology industry’s 36 most powerful disrupters, and, most recently, was selected as one of Fortune’s 2012 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Yee holds a Master’s degree from Rhode Island College and has successfully completed a senior executive program at Harvard Business School. In January 2014, Yee was given the honorary title of Guest Professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, collaborating with the University in order to support globalizing Chinese companies cross boarders into new markets. In June 2014, Yee led CSOFT into partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to create a China-wide, four week ‘Global Etiquette’ public service campaign. This campaign has helped to develop a global mindset within Shenzhen companies, encouraging them to bring their innovation into new markets around the world. In March 2016, Ms. Yee led CSOFT in a collaboration with Let Girls Learn, a White House initiative aimed at addressing the range of challenges that prevent adolescent girls from attending and completing school. In June 2016, Yee launched the Globalization Shenzhen 100 research report which aims to index the most innovative Shenzhen businesses based on their ability to expand globally.