Sujean Lee

Chief Operating Officer
Milk Bar


Sujean Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of Milk Bar, where she brings her expertise in building consumer brands to run all facets of the global business spanning brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, and brand experiences.

As COO, Sujean is responsible for corporate strategy and operations, business development, finance, talent acquisition, and sales and marketing. Together with her team, she is expanding the dessert empire’s reach through an omnichannel growth strategy focused on innovation.

Prior to Milk Bar, Sujean was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Chobani, reporting directly to the founder and CEO, and was responsible for developing and executing key brand initiatives including strategic partnerships and branded content. She launched Chobani’s corporate social responsibility platform, co-founded the Chobani Women's Leadership Forum, and was founding President of the Chobani Foundation.

Sujean began her career in the federal government, serving as Assistant Staff Secretary to the President at The White House, where she prepared the President’s daily briefing book. She graduated from Columbia University with a dual JD/MBA, and is admitted to the New York Bar. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, and was the first Asian-American to be elected student body president.


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