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Lee Seok Hwai

Senior Editor, INSEAD Knowledge


Lee Seok Hwai is a Senior Editor at INSEAD Knowledge. She works closely with the school's world-class faculty to craft thought leadership articles based on rigorous research and rich expertise. Before joining INSEAD, Seok Hwai was a journalist for 15 years with The Straits Times, the main newspaper in Singapore. Her work covered politics, social and economic developments in Greater China, South-east Asia and beyond. For three years until 2013, she was The Straits Times' correspondent in Taiwan.

Seok Hwai graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA in Chinese Studies and Psychology. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English and has a keen interest in visual art, history, cultures and the environment. 

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Leadership & Organisations

Directors in a VUCA World: Pitfalls and Upsides

Lee Seok Hwai

Shifting geopolitics, emerging technologies, changing climates. How should board directors steer their organisations through it all?

Leadership & Organisations

The Really Simple Steps to Creating an Innovation Engine

Lee Seok Hwai

All companies need to do is give employees permission to generate ideas and nudge them in the right direction – then get out of the way, said Ben Bensaou in a Thinkers50 webinar.

Economics & Finance

China’s Urban Rich and the Quest For Common Prosperity

L. Yang, S. H. Lee

The key to closing China’s income gap lies in education and bolstering the ranks of its professionals, the meteoric rise of its urban elites in recent decades suggests.


Do CEOs Matter?

S. H. Lee, G. Chen

Conditions that underpin the power and impact of chief executives vary widely, with remarkable results.

Leadership & Organisations

Networking in the New Reality

Lee Seok Hwai

Curiosity and reciprocity, plus some ingenuity, will help you build relationships in the age of Zoom.

Leadership & Organisations

The Six Biggest Post-Lockdown Challenges for Organisations

Lee Seok Hwai

Businesses and other institutions will be judged on how well they adapt to the post-Covid reality.
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