Lee Thompson

Head of International Communications & Strategic Partnerships, CNBC

Lee Thompson is Head of International Communications & Strategic Partnerships at CNBC International, leading all aspects of marketing and communications for the world’s number one business and financial news network outside the United States.

 Based in London, Lee leads teams in London and Singapore delivering the corporate communications, content publicity, internal communications, brand marketing and strategic partnership functions for CNBC. Lee joined CNBC International in 2015 and in recent years has led the networks strategic initiatives and ambitious growth agenda in emerging markets with a focus on the Middle East and China. In addition, Lee is also responsible for CNBC’s portfolio of sponsorships and partnerships across the technology, finance, energy, luxury and sports categories. He also manages CNBC’s strategic partnerships with the likes of the World Economic Forum and McLaren.

Prior to joining CNBC, Lee worked at freuds, the UK’s leading strategic marketing and communications consultancy where he managed the corporate reputation for some of the world’s leading brands including PepsiCo, Vodafone and Lexus.