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CHRIS LEE

Vice President of Farm Development

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economy from University of Washington

Background: Mr. Lee’s passion for food and agriculture has taken him around the world and back to Hawaii, where he was born and raised. Chris currently serves as the vice president of farm development for Pono Pacific, where he helps drive the company’s vision of achieving food stability and sustainability in Hawaiʻi. Prior to Pono Pacific, Chris assisted with the development and opening of ChefZone, a business in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi that connects foodservice professionals with wholesale products. He previously served as the director of restaurants in Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, Washington. He is also a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Chris has served as the president for the West Oʻahu Economic Development Association, and is currently a trustee for the Pacific Buddhist Academy and Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association.