ACEF Speaker

Sang-Hoon Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Korea Energy Agency

Dr. Sang-Hoon Lee is President and Chief Executive Officer of Korea Energy Agency since January 2022. Korea Energy Agency is a governmental institute established in 1980 with a mandate to promote energy efficiency and conservation for rational use of energy, deploy renewable energy and other high-level technologies to help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to international actions to cope with climate change. Prior to this position, Dr. Lee was Executive Director of New and Renewable Energy Center of Korea Energy Agency. In his professional career that spans over three decades, Dr. Lee has established his reputation in the areas of renewable energy, climate change, and environmental protection by holding key positions in several civil society organizations, public institutes, and academia including Director of Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, Vice President of Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy, Director of Green Energy Strategy Institute, and Director of Climate Change Center of Sejong University. He also served as a member of the Korean Presidential Committee of Green Growth during 2018-2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration in Climate Change Policy from Sejong University in Korea, a M.A. in Environmental Planning and a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Seoul National University in Korea.


  • Opening Plenary: Vision for the Role of Clean Energy in Driving a Carbon-Neutral Asia and the Pacific