John Lee


【Present Position】
Chairman, Global Smart City Conference (2010-Present)
Chairman, JPL Financial Investment Company (2009-Present)
Advisor, for US IPO market for a 4B company (2004-present)
US partner,Weixin China, (2010-present)
Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Chinese Technology and Business Association (2004-Present)
Board of Directors, American and Asian United Business Association (2016-Present)

【Past Positions】
Senior Vice President, UBS Asset Management Global Division, (2006-2009)
Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley, Asset Management, (1996-2006)
President, Las Vegas Food Emporium, Liaoning, China (1993-1996)
Owner, Lee Realty, Albuquerque, NM, USA, (1985-1993)
Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Chinese American Computer and Commerce Association, (2004-2014)
President, Silicon Valley Chinese Technology and Business Association, (2015-2016)

John is the Chairman and CEO of Global Smart City Conferences, a Smart City conference hosting company. John has set the goal for the company to be the pioneer leader to educate the general public about the benefits of the smart city industry.
In 2014, John has led the organization of SVCTBA hosted the very first Green Energy Conference and EXPO in the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event has attracted more than 500 attendees.
In 2015, John has led the organization hosted the very first Smart City Conference and Expo in Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley -- with approximately 1,000 attendees.
In 2016, under John’s leadership, SVCTBA hosted a Smart City Conference and Expo (one of the largest Smart City Conferences and Expos in Silicon Valley allied with Santa Clara County Government). It attracted approximately 1,500 attendees from multiple countries in Asia and around the world.
John’s career has included many building blocks which prepared him to be a visionary and pioneer in the smart city technologies.
In 2002, when a technology company, Xradia was facing a challenging time; John advised the company CEO and rescued it with an investment. He then assisted in turning the company around helping it to become a mid-size company. In 2013, the company was sold to a Germany company, Carl Zeiss, for $103 million USD.
In 2004,he was the advisor to a $3 Billion USD company; he assisted in advising the company, develop its IPO process, corporate marketing strategy and management strategy. He was the personal financial advisor to the Chairmen.
In 2009, John retired from UBS Global Asset Management after working as the Senior Vice President for its Ultra High Net worth Division. Many clients of John’s are billionaires.
Before UBS, John was with Morgan Stanley. Through his diligent hard work, John achieved the position of Senior Vice President in three and half years. It was one of the fastest promotions within Morgan Stanley. John also took on the challenges to train new financial advisors in his office. John is one of the few Chinese person who was a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley for ten years.
John has integrated his past experiences with forward thinking as he works towards dynamically improve communities with healthy environments with Smart City Technologies.