Dong Kurn Lee is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2008-09.
Dong Kurn Lee, a Rotary Foundation trustee and a member of the Rotary Club of Seoul Hangang, Seoul, Korea, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2008-09. He will become the president-nominee on 1 December if there are no challenging candidates. Lee is chair of the Bubang Co. Ltd. and Bubang Techron Co. Ltd. manufacturing companies in Seoul and formerly served as a trustee of the Bank of Seoul. In 2005, he was appointed an international goodwill ambassador by the president of Korea. Lee has also served as honorary consul to the Italian consulate in Korea since 1994 and was awarded the Order of Industrial Merit by the Korean government. He and his wife, Young Ja, have two sons and two daughters. A Rotarian since 1971, Lee has served RI as a director, treasurer, district governor, training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and membership task force coordinator in Asia. He began his tenure on the Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2003-04 and is a recipient of the Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service. The nominating committee members are Samuel L. Greene (chair), USA; John F. Germ (secretary), USA; Robert O. Brickman, USA; Lynmar Brock Jr., USA; Peter Bundgaard, Denmark; John J. Eberhard, Canada; Neville F. Hackett, England; Peter Krön, Austria; Umberto Laffi, Italy; Yoshikasu Minamisono, Japan; Samuel A. Okudzeto, Ghana; Luiz Coelho de Oliveira, Brazil; John Michael Pinson, USA; J. David Roper, USA; M.K. Panduranga Setty, India; Sakuji Tanaka, Japan; and John G. Thorne, Australia. This article is © 2005 Rotary International and is provided for the non-profit use of Rotarians worldwide; commercial use is prohibited. The article may be quoted, excerpted or used in its entirety, but the information should not be changed or modified in any way. Read more information in the RI copyright notice.