Mr Kee Heung LEE

Entry in the IOC 2019
Born 03 January 1955

Mr Kee Heung LEE



Korea National Open University, Republic of Korea (1996-2001); Graduate School of Public Administration, Korea University, Republic of Korea (1999); Wellness Programme for Top Managers, Graduate School of Sports and Leisure Studies, Korea National Sport University, Republic of Korea (2004)


CEO, WOOSUNG Industrial Development Co., Ltd., (1989); Founder & Sponsor, Sharing Culture Foundation (Charity foundation for disadvantaged youth) (2004-2018); Chair, Association of Korean Buddhist, Orders of the Jogye, (2012-); Founder & Sponsor, SEODAM (Charity organisation for North Korean refugees & multicultural families) (2016-)

Sports practised

Mountain climbing

Sports administration

Vice President, Korea Modern Pentathlon Federation (2000); President, Korea Canoe Federation (2004-2009); First Vice-President, Asian Canoe Federation (2007); Representative of the Continent of Asia, International Canoe Federation (2009); President, Korea Swimming Federation (2010-2016); Chef de Mission of Team Korea, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games (2010); Chef de Mission of Team Korea, Olympic Games London 2012 (2012); Member (2009) then Vice-President (2013-2014), 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee; Vice President, Asia Swimming Federation (2012-2016); Member, 2015 Mungyeong CISM World Games Organising Committee (2012); President, 2019 World Swimming Championships Bidding Committee (2012-); Member of the Executive Committee, Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) (2016); Advisor, 2018 Changwon ISSF World Championship Organising Committee (2016-2018); Chairman of the Board, Korea Sports Safety Foundation (2016-); Vice-President,  PyeongChang Organising Committee for the XXIII Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) (2016-); Member (2004), Vice-President (2009), First Vice-President (2013-2016), and President, Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (2016-)

Membership of other associations

Member, Seoul Peace Prize Selection Committee (2016-)

Awards and distinctions

The Buddhist Award (Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism) (2011); Honorary Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physical Education, Yong In University Graduate School, Republic of Korea (2011); Honorary Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Philosophy, Dong Guk University Graduate School, Republic of Korea (2014)

IOC History

Member of the following Commission: Coordination for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 (2019-), Olympic Education (2020-)