Miky Lee is the vice chairwoman of South Korea’s entertainment powerhouse CJ ENM. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the CJ group’s entertainment and media business including its subsidiary, CJ ENM.
Lee founded the entertainment and media division of CJ and invested in DreamWorks SKG as an early investor in 1995. She is the executive producer of the acclaimed films and television shows including history-making “Parasite”, the first foreign language film to win the Best Picture Oscars, “Decision to Leave”, and “Broker”, awarded Best Director and Best Actor, respectively, at the Cannes Film Festival, and “Past Lives”, which has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for the 2024 Oscars. She is also the key driving force behind K-Pop’s global success, creating and expanding <KCON>, the world’s largest K-culture festival that celebrates Korean culture and music worldwide, including the Middle East, Europe, the U.S., and Asia.
She is the vice chair of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Board of Trustees and serves as a board member for the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Directors, the Hammer Museum Board of Directors, and the Otis College Board of Governors. Lee was awarded the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2023, receiving the highest honor, the order of gold, in recognition for her contributions to the growth of the Korean film and entertainment industry. Lee was honored with the 2022 Pillar Award by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and the 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for spearheading the Korean wave for almost 30 years.