Ji-Won Lee (2004 - 2005)


Ji-Won Lee

Ji-Won Lee is a public relations expert based in Seoul, Korea, and has extensive communications experience focused on international public relations and corporate PR in numerous sectors including finance and healthcare.

Ji-Won currently holds the position of Senior Media Manager at Standard Chartered Korea, a financial holding company of the Korean business unit of Standard Chartered, a leading international bank operating for over 150 years in the world's most dynamic markets such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East with over 80,000 staff around the world from 1,700 offices in 70 markets.

On corporate and international PR, Ji-Won has worked closely with leading Korean and international companies as well as organizations on enhancing brand awareness through a range of international media events. In particular, during the 40th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Canada and Korea, ”Celebration 2003”, Ji-Won's communications work for the Embassy of Canada helped to augment the country's reputation in high profile sectors such as culture and finance in addition to the well established education and tourism industries.

Ji-Won was awarded “The Employee of the Year” at Edelman’s Seoul office in 2006 and she also twice received the distinction of being nominated Edelman's Employee of the Month (in December 2002 and May 2003).  She was the Marketing Coordinator at Edelman's Seoul office from August 2005 to 2007, developing a range of communications platforms to position the firm as a leading PR consultancy that set the PR standard in Korea and beyond.  She also participated and graduated from the 2006 Edelman Summer School, a yearly mid-manager global training and networking program for the top representative from over 50 offices around the world.

Ji-Won graduated from Sook-Myung Women's University in Seoul with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, double-majoring in Political Science and International Relations. She successfully completed integrated academic and professional English language courses at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada.

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“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991