Prof. KangKi Lee

Senior Vice President, High Power Systems, AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria


Professor Kang-Ki Lee is currently working as Senior Vice President at AVL List GmbH in Austria. He is responsible for the business of High Power Systems, e.g. Marine, Power Plant or Locomotives.

Until 1995, he studied Mechanical Engineering. By taking part in different programs, like the Advanced Industrial Program at Seoul National University in 2007 and the executive management course by the MAN Group in cooperation with WHU, Germany and Said Business School (Oxford University) he was able to gain management skills in addition to his technical knowledge.
He worked as president of MAN Diesel & Turbo Korea Ltd. and was responsible for the business of internal combustion engines on various applications. Until 2012 Professor Lee was also the head of turbo machineries business units at MAN for Far East Asia. After that he served as EVP of Daewoo SEC where his responsibilities ranged from business development to global sales and marketing. Until 2018, he was a professor at Korea Maritime & Ocean University, teaching internal combustion engine and power systems.

His research interests range from ICE P&E, Decarbonization and alternative fuels to CSS and future technology of logistics and transportation. Professor Lee was business leader of the world’s first LNG fuelled ship development for Northern America and developed the concept for the largest LNG fuelled bulk carrier upon IMO OGF Code.
Currently he is working as vice-chair of CIMAC GHG Strategy Group, Go-LNG (Baltic Sea), NeLT and Kormarine Committee etc.