1989, Graduated from the Seoul National University School of Law
1995-98, Public prosecutor of Seoul, Busan and two other cities
Since 2000, Twelve years as a member of the National Assembly
2003, Master’s in New media, Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hanyang University
2006, Awarded as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
2007, Honorary doctorate in Political Science, Jeju National University
2010-11, The Secretary General of The Grand National Party (current New Frontier Party) in South Korea
Since July 2014, Governor, Jeju Province
1981, B.A. in French Language and Literature, Seoul National University
1982, Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1983, Completion of coursework, Seoul National University School of Law
1989, M.A. in International Politics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1991, Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
1998, Counsellor, Korean Permanent Mission to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland
2004, Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
2011, Consul-General, Korean Consulate General in Shanghai, China
2013, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and Korean Mission to the European Union Since November
2016, 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bachelor of Arts in the Tourism Department at Jeju National University.
Master in Tourism Management at Kyunghee University.
Obtained his doctorate from Sejong University in Business Administration.
From 1984, a tenured lecturer starting at the Department of Tourism Management of Jeju National University.
Current President of the 5th OCU (Open Cyber University) Consortium, Committee Member of the 2nd University Education Reform Policy Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Education and the 22nd president of the Korean Council for University Education.
Since 2010, 8th President of Jeju National University and has been reappointed and is serving a consecutive term as the 9th President.
Master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, USA
Bachelor’s in Law from Korea University, ROK
2009-2010, Director of the Personnel Management, Ministry of Public Administration and Security
2010-2013, Director-General of the Economy & Investment Department, Kyonggi Province
2013-2015, Director of the Organization Policy Bureau, Ministry of Security and Public Administration
2015- 2016, Director-General of the Planning & Coordination Bureau, Ministry of the Interior
Feb. 2016-Dec. 2016, Direct-General of the Creative Government & Organizing Management Office, Ministry of the Interior
Since December 2016, Vice governor for Administrative Affairs, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
1973, Hanyang Technical High School
1975-1987, Action Officer, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
1984, BS in Computer Science and BA in Business Administration, Dongguk University
1987, MS in Urban Planning, Seoul National University
1987-1996, Researcher, Tourism Research Lab, Korea Transport Institute
1996-2006, Team Leader of Tourism Research Lab, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute
2000-2002, Head of Tourism Promotion Office, Korea Ceramic Foundation
2002-2005, Development Initiatives Head and Vice Chairman, Jeju Free International City Development Center
2009-2015, Department Head, Administration Office, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation; Director, Namhansanseong Culture & Tourism Initiatives
2013-2016, Adjunct professor, Department of Culture and Art Tourism, University of Seoul
Since 2016, Chairman of Jeju Free International City Development Centre
1987, Master’s in Political Science, University of Michigan.
2012, President, The Korean Political Science Association.
2013-14, Vice president, Department of Humanities and Social
Since 1992, Professor, Department of International Relations, ChungAng University.
Since 2009, Vice president, The Korean Association of Area Studies.
Since September 2015, Chairman, Northeast Asian History Foundation.
1986, Graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Korea University.
1992, Ph.D in Chemistry, Brown University.
Since March 2007, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kyungbang Ltd.
Since January 2005, Board of Trustee, East Asia Foundation.
Since March 2006, Board of Trustee, East Asia Institute.
1978. Graduated Seoul National University.
1983, Graduated from the Johns Hopkins University and Master’s in International Public Policy.
2003, Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.
2007, Dean of Education and Training, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security(IFANS), MOFAT.
2008, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Hungary.
2013, Ambassador to Singapore.
Since November 2016, President, Jeju Peace Institute
1979, Graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
1987, Graduated from the Graduate School of Georgetown University, Washington D.C.,
1981, Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (The 15th Foreign Service Exam)
1999, Director, Planning and Research Division, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security MOFAT
2005, Head, Korean Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine
2008, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Israel
2011, Ambassador for Public Diplomacy
2014, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Denmark
Since Feb. 2017, Director, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center
1979, Graduated from Seoul National University, major in International Relations.
1980, Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2006-2009, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Poland.
2010, Chief of Protocol in the Presidential Committee, G20 Seoul Summit.
2011-2013, Deputy Minister for Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
2013-2015, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD.
Since May 13, President, Korea Foundation.