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G20 Leaders: A who's who gallery

By: Samantha Johnson on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak

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South Korea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who was born in Japan, is the former CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction and former mayor of Seoul. He championed greenspace and mass transit in his mayoral career, and as president said last year that Korea "will vigorously support the long-term goal of cutting in half global greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050."