Mr Lee Kwansup was announced as the President of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) at the WANO Governing Board Meeting on 26 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Mr Lee has been the President & CEO of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) since November 2016, succeeding Dr Seok Cho following his retirement.
Prior to KHNP, Mr Lee worked for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) in the positions of Director-General for Energy Industry Policy, Deputy Minister for Energy and Resources, Deputy Minister for Industrial Policy and, most recently, First Vice Minister.
Mr Lee achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University in 1984, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School in 1994. He was awarded the Order of Service Merit (Red Stripes) in 2010.
WANO CEO, Peter Prozesky said, "I would like to welcome Mr Lee to the position of WANO President and look forward to working with him over the coming months as we prepare for the WANO Biennial General Meeting taking place in October in Gyeongju, South Korea."