Lee Jia Ping

Lee Jia Ping is Programme Director at Think City. Formerly the head of the KL office (responsible for driving the rejuvenation of KL’s historic core), she now heads Partnerships which seeks to deepen existing relationships and explore future collaborations with international organisations.

Jia Ping is a Honorary Council Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia and has been working on heritage conservation and preservation as a volunteer since 2001. After George Town was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008, she was part of the core strategic group led by Khazanah to create a programme to revitalize George Town 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.

A former brand and organisation culture consultant, Jia-Ping regularly speaks at CEO and NGO meetings, and until 2016, coached SMEs on BFM 89.9 The Business Station.

A lifelong passion for theatre led to a parallel career in the Arts. She was trained in theatre operations and management at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, UK, and has managed and curated many arts and community projects in Kuala Lumpur. From 2012 to 2015, she was a Guest Lecturer on Production Management at Sunway University’s Department of Performance and Media. She has been the recipient of 2 bursaries from the British Council for Arts in Business projects and been awarded a Commonwealth Grant in 2000 for her collaborative work with a UK textile designer on Malaysian Songket. In 2000, She pioneered the Arts for Health movement in KL, developing several programmes for Selayang, KL and Kajang Hospitals. In 2006, She conceptualised and developed an educational maze for PS the Children, a local NGO, which won a Silver Kancil and was nominated for a Yellow Pencil at the prestigious D&AD Award 2007 in the UK.

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

My Sessions

Street Smarts: Rebooting Cities

Black Box

‘Smart city’ is the buzzword du jour, but what exactly is a smart city? It’s not just some castle built in the air – smart cities have been around for at least a decade. How can technology, data, and community come together to improve quality of life? Should we be concerned about privacy, control, and […]