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Founded in 2005 to increase national wealth and contribute to the growth of Korea’s finance industry

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Chart
Name Steering Committee Investment Subcommittee Risk Management and Audit Subcommittee Budget Subcommittee Evaluation Remuneration Subcommittee
Seokchin Kim Chairman
Seok Joong Kim Member Chairman Chairman
Youngjae RYU Member Member Member
Eunsook Seo Member Member Member
Yeongseop Rhee Member Chairman Chairman
Okee Chun Member Member Member
Ministry of Strategy and Finance (Minister) Member Member Member
Bank of Korea(Governor) Member Member Member
CEO of KIC Member Member Member

Members From the Private Sector

Seokchin KimChairman

Professor, Kyungpook National University

Seokchin Kim is a professor of finance, Kyungpook National University. He served as presidents of Korea Money and Finance Association, Korean Finance Association, Korean Financial Management Association; members of Government committees.
Dr. Kim was an assistant professor, North Dakota State University. He also worked at Korea Development Bank, KDB Securities Co. and First Research Institute.
Prof. Kim was selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
He graduated from Seoul National University and earned a Ph.D. in Finance at Georgia State University.

Seok Joong KimMember

CIO, Hyundai Marine& Fire Insurance

Seok Joong Kim is a Chief Investment Officer of Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance and the Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Prior to joining HMFI in 2018, Mr. Kim led Hyundai Investment Asset Management from 2010 to 2017, and Phoenix Asset Management from 2007 to 2010.
He was the head of research and institutional sales of Goodmorning Shinhan Securities from 2004 to 2007 and Kyobo Securities from 2000 to 2004.
Mr. Kim began his career as an economic analyst at Daewoo Research Institute and then as investment strategist, Chief Representative of Zurich office, and analyst of Daewoo Securities from 1985 to 2000.
Mr. Kim is a graduate of Chungbuk National University and received M.A. in Economics from Kansas State University as well as Ph.D from Dongguk University.

Youngjae RYUMember

CEO, Sustinvest

Youngjae RYU is the founder and CEO of Sustinvest, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and related consultancy services firm in Korea.
Prior to working for Sustinvest, he worked for a number of securities companies as an analyst and broker.
He is a thought leader on responsible investment and stewardship code in Korea and regularly appears in the Korean media.
Youngjae sits on the board of Korean Sustainable Investment forum (KoSIF) and on the advisory council for a number of governmental committees including the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of Republic of Korea and the Financial Development Council under FSC (Financial Services Commission).
He was formerly a member of the Committee for Developing National Pension Services Fund as well as the Ministry of Knowledge Economy Sustainable Management Forum.
He was also a visiting professor at KAIST Graduate School of Business. Youngjae holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Hanyang University in Korea and an MBA from Ashridge Business School in the UK.

Eunsook SeoMember

Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Sangmyung University

Eunsook Seo is a Professor at the School of Economics and Finance at Sangmyung University and a Dean of the Office of Planning and Coordination.
She served as a Dean of College of Business and Economics at the Sangmyung University from 2015 to 2017, and was a member of many other government committees including Financial Development Council of Financial Services Commission.
She was a research fellow at the Bank of Korea and the Korea Capital Market Institute (KCMI).
Ms. Seo is a graduate of Sangmyung University in 1990 and received M.A. in Economics from Sogang University in 1994 as well as her Ph.D in Economics at The University of Texas at Austin in 2004.

Yeongseop RheeMember

Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

Yeongseop Rhee is a professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University.
He was a research fellow at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and a professor of economics at Sookmyung University.
Mr. Rhee has also served as president of the EU Studies Association of Korea (EUSA-Korea) and in many other positions. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and an M.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Okee ChunMember

CIO, Hedge Fund Division, Kiwoom Asset Management

Okee Chun is the Chief Investment Officer of Hedge Fund Division of Kiwoom Asset Management.
Prior to joining Kiwoom Asset Management in 2018, Ms. Chun worked as Head of Equity Investment Team at Kiwoom Securities from 2007 to 2017, and as an analyst from 1995 to 2006 at Kiwoom Securities and Korea Development Securities.
Ms. Chun has a B.A. in English Literature from Sungkyunkwan University.