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Youree Lee
Co-Founder, CEO at W-Foundation


A philanthropist and an entrepreneur, she is the Co-Founder and CEO of W-Foundation ( and an Adjunct Professor at Business School of Hanyang University. W-Foundation is an international non-profit organization and one of the most active nonprofits accredited by the Korean government.

Youree is a pioneer in bringing blockchain to social finance. She led the launch of the blockchain W Green Pay (WGP, for ‘HOOXI’, a global nature conservation campaign organized by W-Foundation and the Korean government.

Youree has extensive investment and corporate banking experience at Macquarie and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), covering infrastructure and renewable energy project financing and relationship management. Received Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in International Business from Ewha Womans University. Teaches business, strategy and finance at Ewha Womans University and Hanyang University.

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