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Jia-Ping Lee

Think City
Program Director, Head of Corporate Communications
Malaysia

Jia Ping is the Programme Director for Think City Sdn Bhd, a community-based urban rejuvenation organization, and a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the strategic investment fund of the Malaysian government). Think City’s main goal is to create more liveable and resilient cities through partnerships with government bodies, private partners and civil society. Jia Ping was responsible for driving the rejuvenation of the historic core of KL and has recently transitioned to a national portfolio looking after Partnerships and Creative Economy.

Specialising in Branding and the Arts, she was part of the core strategic group led by Khazanah to create a programme to revitalize George Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and ensure it retained its vibrancy as a city. One of the key strategic drivers of the programme led to the formation of Think City Sdn Bhd in 2009.

Jia Ping is an Honorary Council Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia and has been working on heritage conservation and preservation as a volunteer since 2001. She also coaches SMEs on branding matters in “Up the Ante” on bfm89.9 radio station. From 2012-2015, she was a Guest Lecturer at Sunway University Department of Performance and Media.

Jia Ping holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Melbourne, Australia majoring in Political Science (International Relations).