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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 / 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
    02-539-6158 kukkyo@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building of the Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration(KIPA) in Iraq KRG (KOICA, 2013-18) / PM
    • 2015/16 KSP with the Kyrgyz Republic (KOICA, 2016-17) / PI
    • The Project Management Consultant Service for the Project for the Establishment of National School for Administration(NSA) in Palestine (KOICA, 2017-19) / PM
    • Ghana-Korea Development Cooperation Partnership Building Course (KOICA, 2017-19) / PL
  • 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, Jeonbuk Research Institute
    • President, CJ Management Strategy Research Institute
    • Senior Research Fellow, Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea
    • Research Fellow, Daewoo Economic Research Institute
    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
  • Kwangsok Oh
    Vice President

    Education

    • Indiana University at Bloomington, Ph.D. in Public Policy
    • Seoul National University, M.P.A.
    • Sungkyunkwan University

    Professional Experience

    • Vice President, KDS
    • Adjunct Professor, Soongsil Univ.
    • Senior Research Fellow, NIA
    • Member of Informatization Committee (Seoul Metropolitan City, Ministry of Education, Supreme Court, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    02-539-7952 ohks@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Laos National Broadband Plan (APT, 2018)/ PM
    • Kyrgyzstan e-NID Project (KOICA, 2016-17) / Consultant
    • 한-UAE ICT KSP (MOEF, 2009-11) / PM
    • Cambodia Government Administration Information System Project (EXIM Bank, 2001-02) / Consulting Director
    • 11 e-Government Projects(NCA, 2001-02) / VP
  • 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, Sustainable Management Group, 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, Neungyule education/ Pagoda education group
    • CMO, OSTIUM.Inc
    • Director, Godpeople.Inc
    02-539-7325 kj.moon@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building for Teachers in ICT-integrated Secondary Education in Nicaragua (KOICA, 2017-21) / Specialist for M&E
    • Capacity Building of E-Government in Nigeria (KOICA, 2013-19) / PMO
    • Collaborative Performance Management for Public-Private Partnership Projects on Education and Rural Development (KOICA, 2018-21) / Specialist for M&E
    • Integral Result-Based Management Service for Rural Development Projects in the Latin American Region (KOICA, 2014-17) / PM
    • Feasibility Study for the Bole-Lemi II and Kilinto Industrial Zones, Ethiopia (World Bank, 2014)/ Consultant
  • Minho Lee
    Director

    Education

    • Ph.D. of Science, Department of Environmental Ecological Engineering, Graduate School, Korea University
    • M.Sc. in Agriculture (Applied Entomology), Department of Agricultural Biology, Graduate School, Korea University

    Professional Experience

    • Director, Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD), KDS
    • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Agricultural Specialist
    • Rural Development Administration (RDA), Agricultural Researcher
    • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Database manager of BRIC
    02-539-9052 mhlee@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Organic Agriculture Policy-implementation Support and Capacity Building Project in the Kyrgyz Republic (KOICA, 2019-2023)
    • 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
    • Communication and partnership program management to international partners(UNDP, WFP, IRRI, IFPRI, Millennium Promise, and IFOAM-Organics International)
  • HYEJIN KIM
    Team Manager /
    Principal Program Officer

    Global Capacity Development Center

    02-539-7928 hjkim@kds.re.kr
  • Younseok Choi
    Team Manager /
    Principal Program Officer

    Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD)

    02-539-7113 nicholaschoi@kds.re.kr
  • Taesang KIM
    Team Manager /
    Principal Program Officer

    Economic Development Team
    Development Consulting Group

    02-539-7986 taesang.kim@kds.re.kr
  • Hyung-gon Kim
    Team Manager /
    Principal Program Officer

    Strategic Planning Team
    Sustainable Management Group

    02-539-6157 hgkim@kds.re.kr
  • Hyung Suk Choi
    Principal Program Officer

    Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD)

    02-539-7919 hschoi@kds.re.kr
  • Ya Ya Kim
    Team Manager /
    Senior Programme Officer

    Sustainable Development Team
    Sustainable Management Group

    02-539-7930 yakim@kds.re.kr
  • Kyu Ryung Hwang
    Team Manager /
    Senior Programme Officer

    Social Development Team
    Development Consulting Group

    02-539-7920 khwang@kds.re.kr
  • MyeongSeok Song
    Senior Programme Officer

    Economic Development Team
    Development Consulting Group

    02-539-7105 myeongseok@kds.re.kr
  • Eunsaem Estelle LEE
    Senior Programme Officer

    Center for International Agriculture Development (CIAD)

    02-539-7348 estell27@kds.re.kr
  • Seohyeon Jung
    Senior Programme Officer

    Social Development Team
    Development Consulting Group

    02-539-9053 seohyeonjung@kds.re.kr