A serial entrepreneur and investor, Corey Lien has built wide-ranging business expertise, having bought, built, and sold companies in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fashion. Following a successful IPO of the medical B2B e-commerce company he had driven to a global top 50 ranking, Corey launched and sold several companies in a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, fashion, and e-commerce. Crossing the fields of education and startups, and having both successful and unsuccessful management experience, have provided him a macro view of both social and business issues. Today, he is Taiwan’s leader in the growing field of enterprise for social benefit.
After becoming a father of three girls, Corey realized the need for individuals to take action to protect the environment and combat climate change. Together with group of parents, Corey started DOMI where he serves as “Chief Gardener.” His team at DOMI engages businesses, schools, government, families, and individuals with simple, effective solutions to save energy and promote social justice to reduce Climate Change.
Built on a mandate of doing well by doing good, DOMI won Taiwan’s first B Corp certification, joining a worldwide network of companies generating shared value for people and planet, as well as for profit. For each of the last two years in 2015 and 2016, DOMI has been included on the B Lab’s list of companies that are not only best in the world, but also “Best for the World.”
Seeing the need for a deepening of social business in his home country, Corey co-founded the Asia-Pacific B Corp Association (APBCA) and launched an official B Lab branch in Taiwan. With this organization in place, Taiwan is quickly becoming a hub for social enterprise throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Corey also shares what he knows with Taiwan’s students. He is an adjunct assistant professor of Public Policy at Feng Chia University and lectures at National Taiwan University, teaching social innovation and public policy, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and systems dynamics.
Before returning to Taiwan, Corey study Bioscience from the University of Alberta in Canada, Fashion Collection from Domus Academy of Design in Milan, Italy, and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.