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Executive director / largest shareholder
Tsinghua University Business, Master
Universtiy of Michigan Psychology, media
US$146M ▼ $115K
Lee is the only son of Lee Woon-hyung, former chairman of the SeAh Group, and Park Eui-sook, who took over the steel manufacturing company as chairwoman after her husband passed away in 2013. SeAh Group stemmed from Pusan Steel Pipe Industrial (now SeAh Steel) founded by his grandfather Lee Jong-deok.
He studied psychology and media at the University of Michigan and earned an MBA at Tsinghua University. After a brief stint at Posco’s Chinese branch, he joined the family business SeAh Steel Japan in 2006.
In 2013, he married Chae Mun-seon, daughter of Aekyung Group’s vice chairman Chae Hyung-seok, and they have a son.