Dr. Il Houng Lee has been appointed as the new Chair for KOPEC on 5 August 2013 as he assumed his position as the next President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).
Prior to KIEP, Dr. Lee has successively filled the posts of Ambassador for International Cooperation and G20 Sherpa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; Advisor at the Asia Pacific Department of the IMF, and the IMF Chief Resident Representative in China. He has earned his Ph. D. in economics from Warwick University (UK), his M.A. in economics from the University of Essex (UK), and his B.A. in economics from the London School of Economics (UK). His full CV is available here.