Skip to content

Saejong Lee

A light skin toned man with short dark hair is facing the camera smiling with his teeth showing. He is wearing a dark Blazer and a light colored t-shirt. The photo is black and white and the background features two circles, one which is light green and the other dark pink.

Manager, Future Initiative Center, Kakao Corporation

Republic of Korea

Saejong Lee is the founder of Fireside, a community of over 100 company founders and aspiring entrepreneurs dedicated to spreading a “pay-it-forward” culture, and supporting underserved communities, particularly naturalized immigrants, in Korea. Saejong also operates an education platform where university graduates, young professionals, and budding start-up founders learn strategic problem-solving and management skills to accelerate their respective careers and businesses. As a university student, Saejong founded the Korean Peninsula Policy Consensus to encourage dialogue among Korean youth on politically sensitive matters concerning North-South Korean relations, as well as to work on political agendas with the Ministry of Unification. Currently, Saejong is also a manager at the Future Initiative Center within the office of the CEO at Kakao Corp.

Your support turns hope into action

Donate to the Barack Obama Foundation.

Donate to the Barack Obama Foundation. The Barack Obama Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 46-4950751).

More Leaders Asia-Pacific

More about the Leaders Program

FPO image


For emerging leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good.

Learn More
A person wearing a hoodie with the hood up is shown in profile, crouching down to light a candle. She is seen in profile in the glow of candlelight coming from dozens of votives surrounded by assorted flowers. A set of small votive candles are arranged in the shape of a heart near the person’s foot. Six heart-shaped red balloons float above the vigil.

Join other Obama alumni in coming together to support the naming of the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center in honor of the life and legacy of President Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham—as a gift for the President’s 61st birthday.

Learn more
  • Defending Democracy
  • Leaders
Learn more
President Obama speaks on a panel. In the background is a board that reads, "CHICAGO." It is a bright blue color with the Chicago map on the right side.
  • Stories

Watch President Obama share his vision for the Obama Presidential Center during a surprise visit with supporters and stakeholders—a vision for a public space that will honor history, help revitalize the South Side, and connect people throughout the communi

Learn more