Joo-Ok Lee

Head, Regional Agenda - Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

B.S. in Political Science, Seoul National University, Korea; MBA, INSEAD, Singapore/France. Formerly with the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), leading its public-private partnership initiative for educational development, designing and overseeing projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Uganda) and Asia (DPR Korea, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand); Since 2012, with the World Economic Forum, in various positions including Head of Strategy and Community Development, Asia-Pacific and Head of International Organizations and IGWELs; In current role since 2020, in charge of the Forum's institutional collaboration with governments and public sector stakeholders in the APAC Region (Korean Peninsula, Mongolia, Southeast Asia and Australasia), as well as organizing the Forum's flagship meeting in the region (World Economic Forum on ASEAN)