Yong Suk Lee


Mr. Yong Suk Lee served for 22 years in various senior leadership positions with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Korea Mission Center from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Lee previously served as the Chief of the Korea Department and as a Chief of Korea Analysis from 2013 to 2017. He served as a briefer on the President’s Daily Briefing staff from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Lee joined the CIA in 1997, entering on duty as an analyst in the Office of East Asia analysis. Prior to joining the CIA, he was a Ph.D. student in Diplomatic History at Ohio University. Mr. Lee has a BA and MA in History from the University of Colorado and Ohio University.