William (“Gentry”) Lee, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co., a Director of The Sarofim Group and a member of Fayez Sarofim & Co.’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Lee is a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for BNY Mellon. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Lee joined the Firm in 1998. Over the years, areas of research responsibility have included beverages, technology and transportation.
Mr. Lee received an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1998, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. with High Honors in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1994, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending business school, he was employed as a Financial Analyst with Enron Capital & Trade Resources.
Mr. Lee serves on the board of directors of Wood Partners and St. John’s School. Previously, he was a board member of the Carruth Foundation and Memorial Park Conservancy and was Co-President of the Houston Vanderbilt University Alumni Chapter.