Bong Suh Lee W'59
Chairman, Danam Corporation; Chairman, KMA

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Mr. Bong-Suh Lee was appointed Chairman of Danam Corp. on August 1998.

Previously, Mr. Lee served as Vice President at Asian Development Bank until July 1998. Before that, he served as Minister of Trade and lndustry of the Government of the Republic of Korea during 1990-1991 and Ministry of Energy and Resources from 1998-1990. He was Vice Minister of Energy and Resources from 1983-1988.

Mr. Lee began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1962 and worked with the World Bank from 1965 to 1971, first in the EDI then as an Economist for the lndia Desk, from 1971 to 1973. Mr. Lee served as Economic Secretary to the Prime Mister of the Republic of Korea and as Administrative Coordinator (with the rank of Assistant Minister) from 1973-1978 at the Administrative Office of the Prime Minister's Office. Mr. Lee served as Assistant Minister at the Minister of Energy and Resources (1978-1982) and as Economic Secretary at the Office of the President in 1983.

Mr. Lee was born in South Korea in 1936. He graduated from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. Finance in 1959 and received a Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1965.