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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

  • Park Kyung-Bae
    Vice President

    Education

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

    Professional Experience

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

    Project Experience

  • Ki-Deok Shin
    Vice President

    Education

    Professional Experience

    • Vice President, KDS
    02-539-7952 kdshinn@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

  • Jeong, Kuk Hwan
    Vice President

    Education

    • Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    • B.A., Economics, Seoul National University

    Professional Experience

    • Vice President, KDS
    • Director General, E-Government Bureau Ministry of Gov’t Administrations and affairs
    • Korean Government
    • Korea Information Society Development Institute
    • Executive Office of the President, Republic of Korea
    02-539-6301 khjeong@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Adviser to the Government of Republic of Uzbekistan on e-Government (Oct. 2012 ~ Mar. 2013)
    • Rapporteur, Study Group for e-Government ITU-D(International Telecommunication Union-Development) (Jan. 2010 ~ Dec. 2013)
  • Hong-Min(Andrew) Chun
    Executive Director

    Education

    • 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
    • Research Analyst, CLSA Securities
    • Consultant, Accenture
    02-539-7347 andrewchun@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

  • 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

  • Minho Lee
    Research Fellow

    Education

    • 2008-2016, Ph.D. of Science, Department of Environmental Ecological Engineering, Graduated School, Korea University
    • 1994-1996, Master of Science in Agriculture (Applied Entomology), Department of Agricultural Biology, Graduated School, Korea University
    • 1990-1994, Bachelor in Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Biology, Korea University
    • 2014, Completion of Organic Leadership Course, the IFOAM-Organics International

    Professional Experience

    • Research Fellow, Devleopment Consulting Group, KDS
    • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Agricultural SpecialistNational 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
    • 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

  • heejoon kwon
    Team Manager
    Principal Program Officer

    Education

    • M.A. Game theory & aoolied econometrics, Lyon 2 university
    • M.A. Food & resource Economics, Korea University
    • B.A. Food & resource Economics, Korea University

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager/Principal Programme Officer, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Research engineer, INRA
    • Manager, Environment & facilities team, Asiana Airlines
    • Senior researcher, Ecoeye
    • Assistant researcher, KEI
    02-539-7113 hjkwon@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Development of CDM economic analysis tool, KEMC, 2007
    • Set GHG inventory of KDHC ,KDHC, 2007
    • Plan of air pollutant management by total quantity regulation in Seoul metropolitan area, KEI, 2004
  • Changuk An
    Team Manager
    Principal Program Officer

    Education

    Professional Experience

    02-539-7906 changuk.an@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

  • Hyung-gon Kim
    Team Manager
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

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

    Professional Experience

    • 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

  • Im Ah-ram
    Team Manager
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

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

    Professional Experience

    • 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

  • Seonghye Hyeon
    Team Manager
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

    • MA in Participation, Power and Social Change, IDS, University of Sussex
    • Diploma in Development Studies and International Relations, SOAS, University of London
    • BSc in Biotechnology and Common Science with Teaching Certificates, Konkuk University

    Professional Experience

    • Team Manager/Senior Programme Officer, Education and Training, Global Capacity Development Center, KDS
    • Associate Researcher, TCHRD
    • Project Specialist in Science Education, KOICA
    • Teacher, Mokpo Technical High School
    02-539-7911 s.hyeon@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Capacity Building of Human Resource Development for Official Development Assistance Management (KOICA, 2017-2018)
    • Participatory Action Research on the issue of inclusive citizenship of exiled Tibetan in India (IDS, 2016)
    • Action Research on dicision-making process with in IDS (IDS, 2016)
    • Fair Trade Seminar Project (IDS, 2015-2016)
    • Teacher Training Project in Paraguay (KOICA, 2008-2010)
  • EUN YOUNG JANG
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

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

    Professional Experience

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

    Project Experience

    • Sectoral Evaluation of KOICA's ODA Projects for ICT Education
    • Capacity Development of the National Agricultural Extension Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • 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
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

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

    Professional Experience

    • 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

    • Eco-friendly Energy Town Development Project in Mongolia (KIAT, 2017-2018)/ Project Performance Management
    • 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
  • Jeon Inhyoung
    Senior Programme Officer

    Education

    • M.A, Development Policy, KDI School.
    • B.A. Arts in Education. Daegu National University of Education.

    Professional Experience

    • Senior Programme Officer, Consulting Team 3, Development Consulting Group, KDS
    • Consultant (Aid Effectiveness), DR Congo KOICA Office.
    • Saemaul Volunteer Program Manager, Rwanda KOICA Office.
    • Volunteer, Rwanda.
    • Teacher, Buseok Elementary School.
    02-539-7993 inhyoung.jeon@kds.re.kr

    Project Experience

    • Comprehensive Evaluation of DEEP Program(KDS,2017~).
    • Capacity Development of National Agricultural Extension Center in the DR Congo (2016)/Program Execution Plan.
    • Kitshini Integrated Rural Development Project (KOICA, 2016-2017)/Project Management.
    • The TVET Masterplan of ITEC in Egypt (HRD Korea, 2015)/Research Assistant
    • Saemaul Baseline Survey (KOICA, 2014)/Project Management.
    • Saemaul Project in Rwanda (KOICA-Kyeongbuk Province, 2012-2014)/Project Management.