DONG_KURN LEE, Seoul Korea


RI President 2008 - 2009



President-elect, Rotary International 2007-08

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 2003-07

Treasurer, Rotary International 2002-03

Director, Rotary International 2001-03

Chairman, Presidential Celebration Committee - Community Concerns 2004-05

District Governor 1995-96


Dong-Kurn Lee is Chairman of Bu-Bang Co., Ltd. and Bubang Techron Co., Ltd., manufacturing companies in Seoul. A graduate of Yonsei University with a degree in political science and diplomacy, Lee currently serves as Trustee to the Busan College of Information Technology and has served as past president of both his high school and college alumni associations. He has served as a Trustee to the bank of Seoul and honorary consul of Italy in Korea. In 2005, he was appointed as International Goodwill Ambassador by the President of the Republic of Korea. Rotarian Lee joined the Rotary Club of Seoul-Hangang in 1971 and has served RI as director, treasurer, trustee, district governor and International Assembly training leader. He also has served as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator and zone and regional coordinator for membership development. He is chairman of the Polio Eradication Private Sector Initiative in Korea. He is a recipient of the foundation's citation for meritorious service. in 1996, as district governor, Lee was recognized at the 87th RI Convention as the winner of the 'Calgary Challenge' for the most successful membership development efforts, chartering 32 new clubs and adding nearly 1,800 new members, making his district the leader across the Rotary world that year.

Lee lives in Seoul, Korea with his wife Young Ja and has four adult children and four grandchildren.