Soon-In Lee

President of the 15th IAI Intelligent Manufacturing Award Judging Panel

Asia Region President of Asia-Pacific Designer Federation 

Executive Managing Director of Seoul Design Center

Soon-In Lee (South Korea) graduated from the Hong- ik University in Seoul with a BA in Industrial Design in 1972 and an MA in Interior Design in 1978, and completed his studies at the Pratt Institute, New York, and the Domus Academy, Milan. He further graduated from Helsinki University with an MBA in Design Management in 2001. He has been working on his dissertation for a PhD at UT in the Netherlands. While studying he worked as a designer for Gold Star (later to become LG) from 1975.In 1990, Soon- In Lee became president of the LG Europe Design Center in Dublin, and in 1995 director of the LG Electronics Corporate Design Center in Seoul. During the same year, he became Executive Managing Director of the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP). He has been a lecturer in design management at graduate school. Dean of International Design school for Advanced studies of Hongik University. Soon In Lee was President (2011- 2013) of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). Soon In Lee was Chair of the Korea Design & Brand Management Society, and General Director for Gwangju Design Biennale 2007. Today He is Executive Managing Director of Seoul Design Center.Since 2003, Chair of Asia Design Network and Korea 3D Printing Culture Forum.