Asia Society Korea Center Officers, Board, and Corporate Members

Asia Society Korea Center Officers, Board, and Corporate Members

Seoul, South Korea. (xoxoryan/Flickr)

Board of Directors
International Council
Global Corporate Leaders
Corporate Partners
Corporate Contributors
Small Business Enterprises




Dr. Hong-Koo Lee
His Excellency, Dr. Hong-Koo Lee is Honorary Chairman of the Asia Society Korea Center. Dr. Lee has held distinguished academic, diplomatic, and political positions. He is a former Prime Minister, and Minister of Unification, and served as the Republic of Korea's ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In addition, Dr. Lee is Chairman of the Board for the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and a Board Member of the Asia Foundation. Dr. Lee has taught at Emory University and Case Western University in the United States, and was a Professor at Seoul National University from 1968 to 1988. Dr. Lee holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and received his B.A. from Emory University.


Mr. Dong-Bin Shin
Mr. Dong-Bin Shin is Co-Chairman of the Asia Society Korea Center. Mr. Shin's career in international business started when he began work for Nomura Securities in 1981. He is presently the Chairman of the Lotte Group. Additionally, Mr. Shin is Vice President of the Federation of Korean Industries, and President of the Korea-Japan Economic Association. Mr. Shin holds an MBA from Columbia University, and received his B.A. from Aoyama Gakuin University.


Dr. Kyongsoo Lho
Dr. Kyongsoo Lho is Co-Chairman of the Asia Society Korea Center. Dr. Lho is a Professor of International Politics at Seoul National University. He has also held teaching positions at Stanford University, Free University of Berlin, and the Korean Military Academy. Professor Lho previously served on the Foreign and Security staff of the Republic of Korea's Presidential Secretariat. Professor Lho holds a D.Phil. and M.Litt in International Politics from Oxford University and received his B.A. from Harvard University. Professor Lho has extensive overseas work experience, and has lived in Asia, North America, and Europe.


Ms. Yvonne Yoon-Hee Kim
Yvonne Yoon-Hee Kim is Executive Director of the Asia Society Korea Center. Ms. Kim is a professional event planner, non-profit program developer and media communications expert. From 1998-2007, Ms. Kim held varying roles at Columbia University's financial management and administrative departments, including managing special events for the President's Office. Prior to joining the Korea Center in July 2008, she was an Executive Associate for the Senior Vice President of Operations at Asia Society's New York headquarters. Ms. Kim has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in East Asian Studies. She is fluent in Korean.


Board of Directors
Hong-Koo Lee Honorary Chairman
Dong-Bin Shin Co-Chairman
Kyongsoo Lho Co-Chairman
Tae-Won Chey
H.S. (Hyun Sang) Cho
Woong-Yeul Lee
Young-Gak Yoon


International Council
Sang-Hoon Bang
Sung-Joo Han
Hong-Choo Hyun
Dalchoong Kim
Hong-nam Kim
Song-Mi Yi


Global Corporate Leaders
Bank of New York Mellon
Honam Petrochemical Corp.
Lotte Hotel
Lotte Shopping
Morgan Stanley
SK Energy
Sony Corporation


Corporate Partners
Daehong Communications
Korean Air
Hyundai Development Company
Samil PWC
Standard Chartered


Corporate Contributors
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Busan Bank
Ernst & Young
Otis Elevator
Samsung Securities
Sungwoo Automotive
Yulchon Attorneys at Law


Small Business Enterprises
Boston Consulting Group
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October 22, 2009
by Jeff Tompkins