About the Honorary Chairman of KEDA

Dr. Hee-Beom LEE, Advisor LG International and President, Organizing Committee of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Address: LG Twin Tower, 128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 150-721, Korea

Tel(office): 822-3773-5007, e-mail: leeheeb@hanmail.net

Dr. Hee – Beom Lee joined LG International as an Advisor in June 2013.

LG, one of the biggest business conglomerate in Korea, has its core businesses across electronics, chemical, telecommunications, energy, and trading.

Dr. Lee has also served as the President of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. He is also a member of the Board of the Sookmyung Women’s University and a member of the Board of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He is a Chairman of the Korea-Russia Dialogue(KRD) and the Chairman of the Korea-Africa Business Council in the Federation of Korea Industry.

Dr. Lee was the first Chairman of the Korea-Arab Society and member of the International Advisory Board of the King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia until February 2014 and a member of the International Advisory Panel for Energy, Singapore until 2012. He served as a non-executive member of the Board of ESKOM, South Africa’s national power company from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Lee was a Chief Advisor of the Knowledge Sharing Program(KSP) to Ethiopia, which was designed to share Korea’s economic development experienced by the Korean Government until June 2014.

Dr. Lee served as the Chairman of the Korea Employers Federation, Co-Chairman of the Korea Labor Foundation, member of the Presidential Commission on Economic & Social Development, and member of the Presidential Committee on Ageing & Future Society until February 2014.

He was the Minister of Commerce, Industry & Energy from 2003 to 2006 and Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association until 2009. He was the President of Seoul National University of Technology until 2003.

He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Kyunghee University in 2003 and MBA from the George Washington University in 1987. He received an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies and in Public Administration from the Hoseo University. He majored in Electronics Engineering at the Seoul National University in 1971.

Dr. Lee has a variety of experience in government, university, and private companies. He is the author of “European Integration”, published in 1997 and revised in 2007. He was born in 1949 in Andong, Korea. He is married with three children.