Regent Nancy Lee

Nancy LeeNancy Lee is the Chief of Staff to Robert A. Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.  She is also the Executive Vice President of International Business Operations. 

Previously, Ms. Lee served as President of Aquarius Ventures, overseeing investment strategy and overall operations across a portfolio of business ventures led by Mr. Iger before his return to Disney in November 2022.

Prior to that, Ms. Lee was the Senior Vice President of Commercial Marketing and Integrated Planning for Disney’s TV networks (ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, National Geographic, FX, Freeform). 

Ms. Lee started her career at Disney in the Corporate Strategy and Business Development group, where she managed all aspects of key global strategic initiatives and M&A transactions, including the $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm. In this role, Ms. Lee also led the five-year strategic planning process for Disney’s board of directors.

Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Lee was at the New York City offices of Goldman Sachs & Co. in Technology, Media and Telecommunications investment banking.  She began her career as a corporate attorney in Boston law firms, including Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster P.C., and Hale and Dorr LLP.

Ms. Lee serves on the board of directors of National Geographic Partners.  She is also on the board of APIA Scholars, the US’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing greater access to higher education for Asians and Pacific Islanders, as well as the Georgetown University Law Center Alumni Board.

She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA from the University of Chicago, majoring in Environmental Studies and Geophysical Sciences.

Term of Appointment

June 29, 2023
Term expires:
March 1, 2024

Committee Membership (2023-2024)

Finance and Capital Strategies
National Laboratories