Mr. LEE Man Tat, SBS, BBS
Group Chairman of Lee Kum Kee
Mr. Lee Man Tat was born in Macao, and his ancestral home is in Xinhui, Jiangmen, Guangdong province. In 1954, Mr. Lee joined Lee Kum Kee to assist his father Mr. Lee Shiu Nan to run the family business, and took over the helm in 1972 as Chairman. He has since led the Group to reach many milestones, writing a new glorious chapter in the history of Lee Kum Kee. Today, Lee Kum Kee provides over 200 types of sauce and condiment for customers from over 100 countries and regions worldwide as an international household name as well as a symbol of quality and trust.
Mr. Lee has developed two missions for the Group – “Promoting Chinese Culinary Culture Worldwide” and “Advocating the Premium Chinese Health Regimen and Nurturing Healthier Lives with Balance, Affluence, and Harmony”. In the spirit of Lee Kum Kee’s six core values of “Pragmatism”, “Integrity”, “Constant Entrepreneurship”, “Si Li Ji Ren” (Considering Others’ Interests), “Benefitting the Community” and “Sharing Fruits of Success”, he has led the Group to continuously scale new heights.
Mr. Lee Man Tat was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2010 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2018 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for his leading role as manufacturer of Chinese sauces in Hong Kong and long-term contributions to charity and community service in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In 2018, Mr. Lee was also honoured with the “DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018-Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his remarkable achievements in business and community service over the years.