Host Committee Chair, Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group
Reginald (Reggie) Van Lee is Chief Transformation Officer of The Carlyle Group, focused on helping the firm develop new and innovative ways to enhance business processes. He is based in New York, NY.
Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Van Lee served as an executive of Booz Allen Hamilton for 32 years where he oversaw the commercial solutions, federal health, global media and entertainment, computers and electronics, and telecommunications practice areas. He transformed the healthcare business into one of Booz Allen's fastest growing and most profitable units, and helped catapult the firm's re-entry into the commercial business, leveraging their federal-based strengths in cyber security and advanced analytics. Prior to Booz Allen, Mr. Van Lee served as a research engineer with Exxon's production research company.
Mr. Van Lee has and continues to serve on a number of non-profit boards, including the Washington Performing Arts, National CARES Mentoring Movement, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Executive Leadership Council, and Evidence Dance Company. He was named one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, selected as a Washington Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal and named Black Engineer of the Year by Black Engineer magazine.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard University.