Byungtae Lee

Professor of College of Business at KAIST

Byungtae Lee is a professor of College of Business, KAIST and CEO of KAIST Venture Investment Holdings. He is also directing SK Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Professor Lee had held many administrative positions at KAIST College of Business such as Dean (2011-2013), Associate Dean of Academic Programs (2009-2011), Dean of Graduate School of Management (2009-2011), and Ph.D. Director (2008-2010) and Ph.D. Director (2008-2011). He also taught at The University of Illinois at Chicago and The University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (major in MIS, Minor in Economics) from The University of Texas at Austin. His research papers have appeared in several MIS and Economics journals.

For the advancement of business education, he was the president Association of Korea Business Schools and served as the co-chair of Asian Affinity Group of AACSB and a member of advisory board of AACSB. He is the current president of Academy of Future Strategy Academy, and a vice president of Academy of Social Entrepreneurship.

He frequently contributes to news media in Korea with his columns on business and economy. He has extensively provided consulting services to executives of global companies, and having participated in several government committees of Korea. Prior to his academic profession, he had held top managerial positions as CIO and General Manager for New Business Development.

CEO of KAIST Venture Investment Holdings, 2014.11-Present
Professor, College of Business, KAIST, 2001.7-Present
Director of SK Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Present)
Dean of College of Business, 2011.7- 2013.7
Director of Techno Management Institute, 2011.7-2013.7
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 2010.1- 2011.6
Dean of Graduate School of Management, 2010.1-2011.6
Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998.8-2002.09
Assistant Professor, College of Business Adminstration, The University of Arizona, 6-1999.6
CIO and General Manager of Business Planning, SindoRicoh 1985.3-1990.6

KAIST is the most research oriented university with strong emphasis on sciences and technology. In 2016 Thomson Reuters named KAIST the sixth most innovative university in the world and the most innovative university in Asia. In 2016/17 QS World University Rankings ranked KAIST 46th overall in the world and 6th within Asia. Since it is the university for gifted students in science and technologies, all undergraduate students are admitted with full government scholarship. The main campus is located in Daedeok InnopolisDaejeonSouth Korea and has Seoul Campus where College of Business is based.