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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
Dong-Hwan Kim Member Chairman Member
Seok Joong Kim Member Chairman Member
Youngjae RYU Member Member Chairman
Eunsook Seo Member Member Chairman
Moon Hee CHOI 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

Honorary Professor, Kyungpook National University

Seokchin Kim is a honorary 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.

Dong-Hwan KimMember

Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)

Dong-Hwan Kim is a Senior Research Fellow of Korea Institute of Finance (KIF). He is also active as a Vice Chairman of Korea Money & Finance Association, and Korean Banking and Financial Law Association. Prior to being a Vice President of KIF, Dr. Kim worked for 20 years as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the KIF. He also worked as a Member of the Financial Development Deliberative Committee at the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Member of Enforcement Review Committee of Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), Member of Adhesion Contract Examination Committee at the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), Member of Practical Evaluation Committee of National Pension Service Investment Management (NPS), and Expert Advisor and Member of Economic, Social & Labor Counsil (ESLC). He earned his BA from Seoul National University, MA and Ph.D from University of Tokyo, all in economics.

Seok Joong KimMember

Senior Advisor, MAIUS Asset Management

Kim Seok Joong is a senior advisor at MAIUS Asset Management and a member of the asset management committee at The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union.
Previously, Dr. Kim was the chief investment officer at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Company (HMFI), one of Korea’s top 3 casualty insurance companies. Before joining HMFI in 2018, he was the CEO of Hyundai Investment Asset Management from 2010 to 2017 and of Phoenix Asset Management. During this period, Dr. Kim was an asset management committee member for several institutions, including the Construction Workers’ Credit Union, Asan Foundation, POBA, SME Mutual Aid Fund and Teachers’ Pension. Dr. Kim began his career at Korea First Bank in 1982 and was an economic analyst at Daewoo Research Institute from 1985. He then worked at Daewoo Securities as an investment strategist, chief representative of the Zurich office and analyst from 1992 to 2000. He was also head of research and institutional equity sales at Kyobo Securities and Goodmorning Shinhan Securities from 2000 to 2007. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Chungbuk National University. He has an M.A in Economics from Kansas State University and a Ph.D from Dongguk University in Seoul.

Youngjae RYUMember

CEO, Sustinvest

Youngjae RYU is the founder and CEO of Sustinvest, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) advisory firm in Korea. Prior to working for Sustinvet, he worked for a number of securities companies as an analyst. Sustinvest works with asset owners, investment managers and governmental institutions, helping them integrate ESG factors into their investment and management decisions.
He is a thought leader on responsible investment and corporate social responsibility issues and regularly appears in the Korean media. Youngjae sits on the board of Korean Sustainable Investment forum (KoSIF). He also sits on the advisory council for a number of governmental committees such as Financial Development Council under FSC and Steering Committee under Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). He is the founding member and the first chairman of The Korea Corporate Governance Forum (KCGF). He served as a member of the National Economic Advisory Council for Korean President.
He used to work for KAIST business School as a visiting professor. Youngjae holds BA and MA degrees from Hanyang University in Korea and MBA degree 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.

Moon Hee CHOIMember

Professor, Law School, Kangwon National University

Moon Hee CHOI is a professor at the Kangwon National University School of Law teaching corporate law and capital market law since 2004.
She has been an outside director on the board of Korea Securities Depository(KSD) since 2019. She worked as a research judicial officer at the Supreme Court of Korea(2012-2013). She advises and serves as a member on committees at various institutions, such as the Korean Ministry of Justice(MOJ), the Korean Financial Supervisory Commission(FSC), Korea Development Bank(KDB), and the Korean Listed Companies Association(KLCA).
She studied law at Hanyang University, Seoul(LL.B. & Master), and earned a Ph.D. from Seoul National University(SNU). In addition to her doctoral studies, she completed various academic stays at law schools ouside Korea, in particular at Columbia Law School in the U.S., at Tokyo University Law School in Japan, Munich College of law in Germany as a visiting scholar, and at Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg as a recipient of scholarship