Reginald Lee
Head, Knowledge & Programs
Grow Asia

Reginald is Head of Knowledge and Programs at Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that catalyzes action on inclusive agricultural development in Southeast Asia. The platform convenes governments, farmers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to co-create value chain projects and transform their commodity sectors to improve smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes and environmental sustainability. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat.
Reginald is responsible for supporting and strengthening Grow Asia’s six Country Partnerships, identifying and bringing together partners, and facilitating them as they collaborate. In doing so, the Country Partnerships and their Working Groups become platforms that increasingly converge development efforts focused on smallholders, deliver results at scale, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 
Reginald is passionate about working at the intersection of development and finance. He has more than a decade of experience in investment banking and financial markets and has been involved in more than 40 debt capital market transactions across currencies, geographies, sectors and issuers. Reginald began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asia Leveraged Finance and was most recently at BNP Paribas’ Debt Capital Markets where he was responsible for DCM origination and execution efforts in South and Southeast Asia. He has significant experience across high grade, high yield, private placements, acquisition/bridge financing, private financing and loan products.


Reginald holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honors) from the National University of Singapore Business School, a Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration from Singapore Management University and is a CFA charterholder.


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