Jeanne Lim is the Chief Executive Officer of Hanson Robotics Limited. Jeanne was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer at Hanson Robotics and the Brand Manager and co-character lead of Sophia the Robot. She has over 25 years of business management and marketing experience in the technology industry, having served as the Asia Pacific marketing head for Danaher, Dell, Cisco-Tandberg, 3Com, as well as leading corporate marketing executive for a Silicon Valley-funded internet startup.
Jeanne began her career as a general management trainee in the Swire Group and worked on rotational assignments within the group’s shipping, trading, and aviation (Cathay Pacific Airways) businesses. She then joined Apple Computer as a business analyst, later moving up to product management, product marketing, and business management roles. She led the launch of many of Apple’s groundbreaking products such as the Newton, PowerBook, and iMac, as well as developed a custom desktop publishing solution for the China market. As the Asia Pacific head of marketing for several leading enterprise technology companies, Jeanne built marketing teams, launched new businesses, and championed intrapreneurial projects. She also held the position of corporate head of marketing at an internet startup funded by Intel Capital, Greylock, and H&Q Asia Pacific, subsequently acquired by a Nasdaq-listed company. Jeanne also founded a consulting company that provided marketing strategy and services to multinational corporations and technology startups looking to commercialize new products or enhance the results of their marketing efforts in Asia Pacific.
Jeanne has a Ph.D. degree in integrated and holistic health from the Energy Medicine University in the United States, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an angel investor of several startups and a board director of Hanson Robotics, Kami, BioSmart Investment Group, and Himalayan Consensus Institute–an NGO involved in social enterprise development and climate protection.