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Our Team

 

KDS runs a broad advisory group and an expert network with approximately experts while maintaining a professional team of qualified research staff and consultants working full-time.
  • Seung-hun Chun
    President

    Education

    • Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan
    • M.A. Economics, University of Michigan

    Professional Experience

    • President, Korea Institute for Development Strategy
    • Honorary Professor, Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association, Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Chairman, Korea Institute Development Consulting Association (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Resources)
    • Member, International Development Cooperation Committee (Prime Minister's Office, 2012-present)
    • Member, Foreign Policy Advisory Board (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    • Director-General, Economic Planning Board (EPB) and the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE)
    • Vice President , Korea Institute for Public Finance (KIPF)
    • Senior Fellow, Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI)
    02-539-6150 sychun@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Project Management for the 'Integrated Rural Development of Myanmar and Nepal' (2015-2020) / PM
    • Economic Development Strategy for East African Countries
    • (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania) – Public Finance Management
    • Focused on ‘Mobilization of Development Resources, Advanced Tax Policy and Tax Administration’ (2013-2014) / PM
    • Active Support on SME Development and Preparation for Innovative Industrial Development Plan of Kazakhstan (2012-2013) / PM
    • Preparation of a Master Plan for the National Development and Implementation of Labor Market Information System for Employment Promotion in Libya (2012-2013) / PM
    • Meta-evaluation of Aid Evaluations in Korea (2010-2011) / PM
    • Credit Guarantee and Credit Evaluation System for SME Development in Kazakhstan (2011-2012) / PM
    • EDCF Cooperation Strategy and Projects for Indonesia (2010-2011) / PM
    • SME centered Enterprise Development Strategy for Sustained Economic Development (2010-2011) / PM
    • G20 Africa Green Revolution Partnership - A Proposal for G20 Seoul Summit Agenda (2010) / PM
    • Evaluation of Education Sector (2008-2009) / PM
    • Study on Korea-UNDP Cooperation Strategies Since 2009 (2008) / PM
    • Building the Basis of SME Development for Ghana (2008) / PM
  • Park Kyung-Bae
    Vice President

    Education

    • M.A. in Public Administration, University of Birmingham, UK

    Professional Experience

    • Vice President, KDS
    • Executive Director, Global Capacity Development Center, KDS
    • Professor Emeritus, COTI, Ministry of Personnel Management
    • Professor, COTI
    • Director General(Senior Civil Service), Department of International Training and Cooperation, COTI
    • Acting Director General, Education and Training Department, COTI
    • Director, International Training Division, COTI
    • Director, Foreign Language Training Division, Central Officials Training Institute(COTI), Ministry of Public Administration Security (MOPAS)
    02-539-6158 kukkyo@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building of the Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration(KIPA) in Iraq KRG (2013-2018) / PM
    • 2015/16 KSP with the Kyrgyz Republic (2016-2017) / PI
    • The Project Management Consultant Service for the Project for the Establishment of National School for Administration(NSA) in Palestine (2017-2019) / PM
    • Ghana-Korea Development Cooperation Partnership Building Course (2017-2019)
  • Ki-Deok Shin
    Vice President

    Education

    • Ph. D. in Economics (Vanderbilt University)
    • MA in Economics (Vanderbilt University)
    • BA in Economics (Seoul National University)

    Professional Experience

    • Vice President, KDS
    • President, j think (Jeonbuk Research Institute)
    • President, CJ Management Strategy Research Institute
    • Senior Research Fellow, Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK)
    • Research Fellow, Daewoo Economic Research Institute (DWERI)
    • Senior Research, KIET
    02-539-6304 kdshinn@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • The Medium Term Fiscal Planning Capacity Building and Improvement of Fiscal Management E-system in Mongolia (KOICA, 2015-2018) / PM
  • Hongmin(Andrew) Chun
    Executive Director

    Education

    • Ph.D. Candidate, Development Economics, GSIS, Yonsei University
    • M.A. International Trade and Finance, GSIS, Yonsei University
    • B.A. Business Administration, Seoul National University

    Professional Experience

    • Executive Director, Management Planning Group, KDS
    • General Director, Development Consulting Group 1, KDS
    • Director/Research Fellow, Planning & Management Division, KDS
    • Investment Analyst, CLSA Securities
    • Consultant, Accenture
    02-539-7347 andrewchun@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • The Project for Establishment of an agro-processing and Marketing Strategy in Uganda (2013-2018)
    • Consulting about the Development Plan of Gafsa Techno-park in Tunisia (2012-2013)
    • Finding Promising Projects for Vitalizing Economic Cooperation with Algeria (2012) / PM
    • Korea-Africa Industrial Cooperation Program (2012) / PM
    • Study on the Strategic Partnership Models with African Regional Economic Communities (2011) / PM
    • Moving to the Diversification of Gabonese Economy: Lessons Learned from Korea (2011-2012)
    • National Economic Development of Equatorial Guinea in Horizon 2020 (2011-2012)
    • Establishment of Garment Technology Training Center Project (2009-2011)
    • Establishment of SME-Oriented TVET System to Support Public Sector Reform and Employment Promotion (2009-2010)
    • Enhancement of the Electronic Payment System in Algeria (2008-2009)
    • Evaluation on KOICA's Country Assistance Strategy and Development Programs for Indonesia (2009)
    • Evaluation of KOICA's Country Assistance Program to Guatemala (2008)
    • Building the Basis of SME Development for Ghana (2008) / PAO
  • GEON JIN MOON
    Executive Director

    Education

    • M.A. Development Studies, Human and Social development, IHEID(The Graduate Institute)
    • MBA. International Business Management: Marketing, HUFS(Hankook University of Foreign Studies)

    Professional Experience

    • Executive Director, Devleopment Consulting Group, KDS
    • General Director, Development Consulting Group 2, KDS
    • Director/Research Fellow, Social Development Division, KDS
    • General director, Neungyule education/ Pagoda education group
    • CMO, OSTIUM.Inc
    • Director, Godpeople.Inc
    02-539-7325 kj.moon@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • (KSP-CAF Joint Consulting) Improving the Quality and Productivity of TVET in Colombia (2015)
    • Integral Result-Based Management Service for Rural Development Projects in the Latin American Region / PM
    • (Korea EXIMBank-CAF Joint Consulting) Support for Improving the Quality and Relevance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Peru (2014)
    • Pre-Feasibility Study for Textile Industry Development of Ethiopia (2014)
    • Project for Capacity Building of E-Government in Nigeria (2013-2019) / PMO
    • The Korea EXIMbank-CAF Joint KSP : A Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system in Panama (2013)
    • A study on development strategy for SMEs in Mozambique as a plan of industrial development strategy between Korea and Mozambique (2013)
    • Finding Promising Projects for Vitalizing Economic Cooperation with Algeria (2012)
    • Supply Chain Management Master Plan for the Petrochemical Complex in Bolivia (2012-2013)
  • Minho Lee
    Research Fellow

    Education

    • 2008-2016, Ph.D. of Science, Department of Environmental Ecological Engineering, Graduate School, Korea University
    • 1994-1996, Master of Science in Agriculture (Applied Entomology), Department of Agricultural Biology, Graduate School, Korea University
    • 1990-1994, Bachelor in Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Biology, Korea University
    • 2014, Completion of Organic Leadership Course, the IFOAM-Organics International
    • 2017, Completion of Project Management Professional(PMP) Course, Korea Engineering & Consultiong Association

    Professional Experience

    • Director, Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD), KDS
    • Research Fellow, Devleopment Consulting Group, KDS
    • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Agricultural Specialist
    • National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (NAS)
    • Rural Development Administration (RDA) , Agricultural Researcher
    • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Department of Life Sciences , Researcher / Database manager of BRIC
    • Yonam College, Division of Floral and Design, Lecturer
    02-539-9052 mhlee@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Planning and performance management of the KOICA midterm strategy (2016-2020) in agriculture and rural development
    • Planning and management of ODA projects and training program for developing countries in rural development, agro-forestry, and sustainable agriculture
    • Consulting and advisory in multi-lateral aid program
    • Communication and partnership program management to international partners such as UNDP, WFP, IRRI, IFPRI, Millennium Promise, and IFOAM-Organics International
    • Planning and strategy team of Agricultural Environment Department (2013 – Nov 2014)
    • Researcher of Organic Agriculture Division (2010 – 2014)
    • Researcher of Applied Entomology Division (1999-2010)
    • Developer and database management of the Biological Research Information Center (BRIC), designated by Korean government
  • HYEJIN KIM
    Team Manager
    Principal Program Officer

    Education

    • M.A. International Trade and Finance, GSIS Yonsei University
    • B.A. Chemistry, Yonsei University

    Professional Experience

    • Capacity Building Program Team Manager, Global Capacity Development Center, KDS
    • Policy Advisory Team Manager/Senior Programme Officer, Economic Development Division, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Int'l Cooperation Business Division, KDS
    • Research Analyst, Macro Economic Team, Samsung Economic Research Institute
    02-539-7928 hjkim@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building of the Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration(KIPA) in Iraq KRG (2013-2018)
    • Preparation of a Master Plan for the National Development and Implementation of Labor Market Information System for Employment Promotion in Libya (2012-2013)
    • Methodologies and Tools for Integrated Infrastructure Planning and Rural
    • Development in South Africa (2012-2013)
    • Active Support on SME Development and Preparation for Innovative Industrial Development Plan of Kazakhstan (2012-2013)
    • Credit Guarantee and Credit Evaluation System for SME Development in Kazakhstan (2011-2012)
    • Evaluation on KOICA's Program in the Field of Education(Laos) (2010)
    • Establishment of Garment Technology Training Center Project (2009-2011)
    • Capacity Development for Economic Development (2010)
  • Younseok Choi
    Team Manager
    Principal Program Officer

    Education

    • Texas Tech University, Soil science, PhD program
    • University of Seoul, Soil science, Master of Science
    • Korea University, Agricultural Biology, Bachelor's in Agronomy

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager,Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD), KDS
    • Principal Program Officer, Consulting Team 1, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Deputy General Manager, Dept. of Intergrated Planning, Palm Oil Project, Korindo Group
    • Manager, Dept. of Research and Development, Palm Oil Project, Korindo Grooup
    • Research Assistant, National Academy of Agricultural Science(NAAS)
    • Research Assistant, National Institution of Agricultural Science and Technology(NIAST)
    02-539-7113 nicholaschoi@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Project Management for the “Capacity Development of the National Agricultural Extension Center in the DR Congo"
    • Project Management for the 'Integrated Rural Development of Myanmar and Nepal'
    • Classification and interpretation of anthropogenic soils (NAAS, 2011-2013)
    • Project for farmland remodeling at four major rivers (NAAS, 2011-2013)
    • Monitoring for water supply enhancement program (Texas state soil and water conservation board, 2008-2010)
  • Taesang KIM
    Team Manager
    Principal Program Officer

    Education

    • Graduate Certificate (ABD), Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
    • BA, Police Administration, Dongguk University

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager, Economic Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Principal Program Officer, Consulting Team 1, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Technical Project Officer, TEIN* Cooperation Center
    • Climate Change Knowledge Management Officer, UNDP Cambodia Country Office
    • Policy and Program Officer, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat
    • Program Officer, Korea Institute for Development Strategy
    • Program Officer, Korea Foundation
    02-539-7986 taesang.kim@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Asi@Connect Project (EC, 2016-2021)
    • Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (UNDP, 2014-2016)
    • Cambodia Community Based Adaptation Programme (UNDP, 2014-2016)
    • Knowledge Sharing Program with Pakistan (KDI, 2012)
    • Knowledge Sharing Program with Peru (KDI, 2012)
    • Designing KOICA's Program in Indonesia for 2012-2014 (KOICA, 2011-2012)
    • Designing KOICA's Program in Myanmar for 2013-2015 (KOICA, 2012-2013)
  • Hyung-gon Kim
    Team Manager

    Education

    • M.A. Peace Studies (Conflict, Security and Development Program), University of Bradford
    • B.A. Social Welfare, Psychology , Chung-ang University

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager, Management Planning Group, KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Development Consulting Group 2, KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Social Development Division, KDS
    • Researcher, Int'l Development Policy Research Division, KDS
    02-539-6157 hgkim@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Project for Capacity Building of E-Government in Nigeria (2013-2019)
    • (KSP-CAF Joint Consulting) Improving the Quality and Productivity of TVET in Colombia (2015)
    • (Korea EXIMBank-CAF Joint Consulting) Support for Improving the Quality and Relevance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Peru (2014)
    • The Korea EXIMbank-CAF Joint KSP : A Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system in Panama (2013)
    • A study on development strategy for SMEs in Mozambique as a plan of industrial development strategy between Korea and Mozambique (2013)
    • Consulting on Promoting ODA of Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives (2012)
    • The Way of Management International Development Experts Certification System (2011-2012)
  • EUN YOUNG JANG
    Team Manager
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

    • B.A. Business Administration & English Literature, Sungkyunkwan University

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager, Social Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Team Manager, Consulting Team 2, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Manager, Strategy & Operation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting (Samil)
    02-539-7920 eyoung.jang@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building for Teachers in ICT-integrated secondary education in Nicaragua
    • Project for the Improvement of Lao-Korea Institute for Skills Development
    • Capacity Development of the National Agricultural Extension Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Sectoral Evaluation of KOICA's ODA Projects for ICT Education
    • Integral Result-Based Management Service for Rural Development Projects in Latin America
    • Establishment of PPP(Public-Private Partnership) Model and Development of Business Opportunities (Vietnam, Mexico)
    • Development of Project Risk Monitoring & Evaluation System for E&C company
    • Development of Performance Management System for projects and organization for EPC company, etc.
  • Ya Ya Kim
    Team Manager

    Education

    • M.A. International Affairs, IHEID(The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
    • B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager, Green Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Industrial Cooperation Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Consulting Team 4, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Consulting Team 3, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Development Consulting Group 2, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Economic Development Division, KDS
    • Project Officer/Researcher, KSP Team, EDCF Operations Services and Evaluation Dept., KEXIM
    • Communications Officer, Korea Green Foundation/UN Pavilion Secretariat of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea
    • Research Assistant/Intern, UN Research Institute for Social Development
    02-539-7930 yakim@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Pre-Planning a Automotive Parts Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technical Center construction project in Myanmar (KIAT, 2018)/ Project Design, FS
    • Promoting Investment Market for Energy Efficiency in Industrial Sector in Vietnam (KOICA, 2017-2020)/ Project Performance Management
    • Eco-friendly Energy Town Development Project in Mongolia (KIAT, 2017-2018)/ Project Performance Management
    • Feasibility Survey on the Agricultural Processing Complex (APC) of Horticultural Products in Kyrgyz Republic (Yeongcheon City and Worldherb Ltd., 2017)/ FS, Project Design
    • Advanced study on the strategy of GHG mitigation technology transfer to developing countries (KEA, 2017)/ Joint Research
    • Integral Result-Based Management Service for Rural Development Projects in Latin America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador) (KOICA, 2016-2017)/ Project Performance Management
    • Strengthening the Capacity of National Institute of Censuses and Statistics(INEC) of Ecuador (KOSTAT, 2016)/ Project Management
    • Strengthening the Statistical Capacity of the Department of Census and Statistics(DCS) of Sri Lanka (KOSTAT, 2015)/ Project Management
    • Study on ASEAN ICT Market Entry Strategy through Korea IT Cooperation Center-Singapore (NIPA, 2014)/ Joint Research
    • Feasibility Study for Farm Mechanization Project in Myanmar (Daedong, 2014)/ Project Management
    • Design for the Integrated Operating Control Center (IOCC) for City Management in Montego Bay, Jamaica (KEXIM, 2013)/ Project Design, Planning and Management
    • National Policies for Fostering Broadband-Applied Services for Inclusive Economic and Social Development in Nicaragua (KEXIM, 2013)/ Project Design, Planning and Management
    • Smart Grid Studie sin Ecuador (KEXIM, 2013)/ Project Design, Planning and Management
    • Support for Public-Private Partnership Projects in Colombia (KEXIM, 2013)/ Project Design, Planning and Management
    • New Advances in Identity Management System in Chile (KEXIM, 2013)/ Project Design, Planning and Management
    • Making International Development Cooperation Effective (UNRISD/KOICA, 2011)/ Research Assistance
  • Im Ah-ram
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

    • Yonsei Graduate of Univ. Business Administration, Master
    • Korea Univ. Psychology, Bachelor

    Professional Experience

    • Senior Programme Officer, Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD), KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Economic Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Senior Programme Officer, Consulting Team 1, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Team Manager, Consulting Team 3, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Korea Culture & Tourism Institute, Culture and Art Research Division, Researcher
    • Agro-Fisheries Trade Coorporation, Overseas Marketing, Manager
    02-539-9054 imaramis@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Comprehensive Evaluation of KOICA Development Consulting (DEEP) Projects (2017)
    • Integral Result-Based Management Service for Rural Development Projects in the Latin American Region (2014-2017)
  • MyeongSeok Song
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

    • M. A. Economics, The Department of Middle East and African Studies, Graduate School of International and Area Studies
    • B. A. Business Administration, School of Business Administration, Kookmin University

    Professional Experience

    • Senior Programme Officer, Economic Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Economic Development Team, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Team 1, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Programme Officer, Team 2, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Research assistant, Institute of African Studies
    • Administration Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia
    • Koica Volunteer, Bishoftu TVET, Ethiopia
    02-539-7105 myeongseok@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • e-Government Capacity Building Program in Nigeria (KOICA, 2013-2019)/ Project Performance Management
    • Medium-term Fiscal Planning Capacity Building and Improvement of Fiscal Management E-system in Mongolia (KOICA, 2015-2018)/ Project Performance Management
    • Capacity Building for Teachers in ICT-integrated secondary education in Nicaragua (KOICA, 2017-2020)/ Project Design, Program operating Expert
    • Sectoral Evaluation of KOICA's ODA Projects for ICT Education (KOICA, 2017)/ Project Design
    • Research for the establishment and operation of Saemaul Geumgo in developing country (Ministry of the Interior and Safety, 2017)/co-Researcher
    • Strategic Value Analysis of AU to Establish the Foreign Policy for Africa (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2015)/ Research assistant
    • Research for Mid-and Long-term Development Plan of Africa Future Strategy Center (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2014)/ Research assistant