Howard Lee

Partner, Head of Seoul


Howard Lee is a Partner in BDA’s Seoul office. He joined BDA in 2015 as head of the BDA Seoul office. Before joining BDA, he led the M&A division of Samsung Securities, Korea’s leading domestic investment banking firm, for four years.

He was responsible for sourcing and executing domestic and cross-border M&A transactions for  Korean corporates, private equity firms, and Government-related companies.  His clients include several Samsung Group entities, Affinity, Carlyle, CVC, Goldman Sachs, Hyundai, Kolon, Korea Telecom, KTB, LG, Lotte, MBK, POSCO, SK, Standard Chartered and Visteon. Between 2004 and 2011, Mr. Lee worked as an Associate Director at Macquarie Securities’ M&A group in Seoul. Mr. Lee holds a BA, International Economics from Seoul National University. He is fluent in Korean and English.