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  • Rhee Byung-kook, Presdent, Chairman
    Rhee Byung-kook, the President of Korea Global Development Consulting Center (KGDC), is a career diplomat of Korea. He was the Korean Ambassador to the Republic of the Sudan during 2007-2010, and the Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) from 2010 until 2012. He had also been posted in other countries including Barbados, Pakistan, Malaysia, USA, and Kenya. He studied at the Korea Military Academy and the Harvard Kennedy School (MPA’96).
  • Nam Sang-wook, Auditor, Member
    Amb. Nam Sang-wook, the Director-General of the Korea Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR), is a career diplomat of Korea who served as the Korean Ambassador to Ecuador from 2001 to 2003. He also served as the Korean Consul General of Guangzhou, China from 2003 to 2006. After retiring from his diplomat career in 2007 he assumed the position of the Resident Representative of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Seoul Office from 2007 to 2011.
  • Park Jayson, Executive Director, Member
    Amb. Park Jayson was a career diplomat of Korea who gives lectures in international relations for many Korean universities after his retirement from MOFA in 2006. He was a former Korean Ambassador to Morocco and Senegal. Amb. Park is an expert of Middle-East and African regional affairs. In addition, he is a well-known specialist in Jewish studies. He was an author of three books about Diaspora Jews and contributed an article on Jewish figures for a Korean newspaper for two...
  • Chung Jin-Ho, Executive Director, Member
    Amb. Chung Jin-Ho served as the Korean Ambassador to Peru and Lebanon. He worked as a career diplomat of Korea in many countries and served as the Director General of Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, MOFA. Especially he has expertise in international relations in Latin American countries. Currently he works as Executive Vice President of the Korean Council on Latin America and the Caribbean he teaches in Kyung Dong University as Visiting Professor. He is a member of...
  • Lee Kyong Koo, Executive Director, Member
    Mr. Lee Kyong Koo is a Senior Research Fellow who leads the Development Cooperation Department, KGDC. He worked in the Economic Planning Board (EPB) of the Korean Government in 1980s before he joined the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in which he committed to the evolvement of KOICA’s development cooperation programs and activities. After retiring from KOICA, Mr. Lee took part as one of the founding members of the Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS), a leading non-profit development-consulting agency...
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