Lee Ju-yeol

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Lee Ju-yeol
The Bank of Korea Governor Lee, Ju Yeol.jpg
Lee Ju-yeol in 2014
25th Governor of the Bank of Korea
Assumed office
1 April 2014
Preceded byKim Choong-soo
Personal details
Born (1952-07-24) 24 July 1952 (age 66)
Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Alma materYonsei University
Pennsylvania State University

Lee Ju-yeol (Hangul이주열; Hanja李住烈; born 24 July 1952) is a South Korean economist and technocrat who was appointed Governor of the Bank of Korea, the South Korean central bank, on 1 April 2014.[1] He was re-nominated for the governorship by President Moon Jae-in and the nomination was confirmed by the National Assembly, thus renewing his governorship to March 2022. [2]

Lee received his BA in Business Management from Yonsei University in 1977 and MA in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1988.[3] He first worked at the Bank of Korea in 1977[4] and served as Senior Deputy Governor from 2009 to 2012.[5] Afterwards, he retired to work as an Economics professor at Yonsei University.[6]

Lee is married and has a son and a daughter.[3]


  1. ^ "Inauguration of New Bank of Korea Governor". The Bank of Korea. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The Organization of the Bank of Korea". The Bank of Korea. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "New Governor Of The Bank Of Korea". The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ "South Korea nominates Lee Ju-yeol as Bank of Korea head". BBC News. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  5. ^ Christine Kim; Choonsik Yoo; Paul Tait (31 March 2014). "South Korea's new central bank chief vows consistency, predictability". Reuters. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  6. ^ Choonsik Yoo; Se Young Lee (3 March 2014). "REFILE-UPDATE 2-S.Korea picks technocrat insider as central bank head". Reuters. Retrieved 3 August 2014.