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Andrew Dalgleish
Deputy Head of Mission
British Embassy Seoul

Andrew Dalgleish has been Deputy Head of Mission, Minister-Counsellor and Director of United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Seoul since April 2011.

Dalgleish began his career at the Department of Social Security in 1998. He worked at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and at the UK Representation to the European Union (UKREP) until 2008. Before becoming Deputy Head of Mission in Korea, Andrew was Head of European Union Strategy Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, leading a group providing strategic advice to the Foreign Secretary and Europe Minister on EU-internal policy issues. He contributed in setting up the Office of Climate Change and successfully project managed Climate Change effort during UK Presidency of the EU. This included taking the floor on behalf of the European Union in UNFCCC plenary meetings and having particular responsibility for the budget negotiations.

Dalgleish received First Class Honours Degree in European Law from University of Warwick, including a year at Bordeaux University IV studying French Law.

Byung-se Yun
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Byung-se Yun is the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Since Yun joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977, he served as Director of North America Division, Deputy Director-General of Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Deputy Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Minister of Korean Embassy in the United States of America, Senior Coordinator of National Security Council and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.

He was also a Visiting Professor at Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University, Korea, and Senior Advisor at Law Offices of Kim & Chang. Yun has received awards including Service Merit Medal in 1992 and Order of Service Merit in 2005.

Yun holds a B.A. degree in Law from College of Law, Seoul National University and an M.A. degree in Law from The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University.

Changmo Sung
GTC Korea

Dr. Changmo Sung is President of GTCK (Green Technology Center Korea), Korea’s only green technology think-tank with policy/planning capabilities and professional skills, aims to plan/support preemptive and comprehensive policies that improve competitiveness of green technology by promptly responding to demand on national policy research and presenting direction of development.

GTCK is a government research institution to coordinate and make green growth policies of related ministries and agencies, especially Interdepartmental Green Technologies R&D (budget $3.1 billion/year) of Korea. GTCK aims to be the main Gateway of Korea for Global Green Technology Cooperation. Recently Dr. Sung has been working with GGGI, GCF, UNESCAP, UNDP, CITYNET, and ADB for developing countries.

Dr. Sung was a President of Hyosung Corporation and was responsible for R&D Business Institute for five years (2007-2012). He had worked as President of Inje University, Gyungnam Province after 23 years residence in the United States. He was also serving as Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development, Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, and National Special Committee of Innovation Science Technology. Based on his engineering faculty experience of Academia-Industry collaborative, technology transfer, and commercialization in Boston Route 128, Dr. Sung was involved in planning and execution of Korean high technology clusters and commercialization for advanced regional economic development. He had been a tenured professor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell since 1993 and was involved in NSF Nanomanufacturing Center and Renewable Energy Research. He had published more than 100 technical papers and presentations in materials and nanoengineering fields.

He received Ph.D. (Lehigh University, USA), M.S. (The Ohio State University & SNU), and B.S. (SNU, Korea) in materials engineering field.

Dong Kwan Kim
Chief Strategy Officer
Hanwha Q CELLS

Dong Kwan KIM is Managing Director of Hanwha Group, one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea with 51 domestic affiliates and 113 global networks in three major business sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With total assets of USD 117bil and total sales of USD 35mil in 2013, it is one of the FORTUNE Global 500 companies.

With more than 60 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from basic chemicals and advanced materials to property development and total solar energy solutions. The finance network, covering banking, insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank finance group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

In the role of Managing Director in Corporate Strategy, Mr. Kim takes responsibility for mid-to long-term strategic planning and new business development of Hanwha Group. He is particularly involved in formulation and execution of the Group’s solar business strategy across the entire value chain, and also holds a position of Chief Strategy Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world’s leading solar energy companies headquartered in Germany.

Mr. Kim earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, and was acknowledged as “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2013.

Hyunghwan Joo
Vice- Minister
Ministry of Strategy
and Finance

Hyunghwan Joo is the Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance. Joo has wide experience in all aspects of economics. Prior to this position, He was the Secretary to the President for Economic and Financial Affair.

Joo started his career as a government officer in 1982. He served as Director of the Finance Ministry’s Banking Policy Division; Senior Finance Ministry Official, where he was in charge of foreign economic policy; Director General of the International Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance; and Planning Director of Presidential Committee on Green Growth.

Joo holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University, an M.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University, an M.A. in Business Administration from University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Illinois.

Hee-ryong Won
Jeju Self-Governing Province

Hee-ryong Won was announced as the new governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on June 4, 2014. He was born on Jeju in 1964 and was renowned for his ability as a student, achieving the top place in the 34th National Bar Examinations in 1993.

Won served as Public prosecutor in Seoul, Suwon, Yeoju and Busan, Chairman of Low Carbon Green Growth National Forum, Chairman of the Special Renovation Committee, Chairman of Committee for Foreign Affairs Trade and Unification, National Assembly, Secretary General of Grand National Party, Supreme Council of Grand National Party and was elected as an assemblyman to the 15th, 17th and 18th National Assemblies.

Won’s pledges in running for office included increasing local participation in policy making, reenergizing primary industries and promoting high-tech industries and eco-friendly smart city infrastructure.

Won holds a B.A. in Law from Seoul National University, an M.A. in New Media from Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hanyang University and an Honorary Doctorate in Political Science from Jeju National University.

Héla Cheikhrouhou
Executive Director

Ms. Héla Cheikhrouhou is the Green Climate Fund’s first Executive Director. In her initial months, the Fund has opened its Headquarters in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Since then, the Fund is making steady progress towards becoming operational, through Board decisions on the primary policies of the Fund. It has commenced its initial resource mobilization process and is envisaged to grow over time into the leading funding facility for climate change actions in developing countries.

Ms. Héla Cheikhrouhou is the Green Climate Fund’s first Executive Director. In her initial months, the Fund has opened its Headquarters in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Since then, the Fund is making steady progress towards becoming operational, through Board decisions on the primary policies of the Fund. It has commenced its initial resource mobilization process and is envisaged to grow over time into the leading funding facility for climate change actions in developing countries.

Educated in Tunisia and Canada, she started her career in the private sector as an investment banker with Citibank for seven years, lastly responsible for market risk management in North Africa. She has further spent ten years working in multilateral development banks, first in the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank, and then for the African Development Bank, initially with the responsibility for growing the Bank’s infrastructure project finance activities across Africa.

Hoesung Lee
Vice Chair

Hoesung Lee is the Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was Co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III (The Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change) in the Second Assessment, and Lead Author and Review Editor in the Third and Fourth Assessment.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences, a senior adviser to the Korean Society for Climate Change Research and the Korea Resources Economics Association, and a member of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

Lee is the founding President of the Korea Energy Economics Institute, a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute, and economist at Exxon Company USA.

He also served as the President of the International Association for Energy Economics, the President of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation, Korea Petroleum Development Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. The areas of his research and teaching are the economics of energy, natural resource and climate change.

Lee holds a B.A. degree in International Trade from Seoul National University, a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

James Sweeney
Stanford University

James Sweeney is Director of PEEC and Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford. His focus is economic policy and analysis in energy, natural resources, and the environment. Currently he is Senior Fellow of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Hoover Institution; Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Precourt Institute for Energy; the U.S. Association for Energy Economics; and the California Council on Science and Technology. Sweeney serves on the External Advisory Council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

At Stanford, Professor Sweeney has directed the Energy Modeling Forum, chaired the Institute for Energy Studies, and directed the Center for Economic Policy Research (now SIEPR). Soon after the 1973 energy crisis, he directed the Office of Energy Systems Modeling and Forecasting of the US Federal Energy Administration, predecessor of the US Department of Energy. Sweeney’s books include the three volume Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics (jointly with Alan Kneese) and The California Electricity Crisis, an analytical history of the economic and policy issues associated with California’s electricity restructuring and 2000-2001 western electricity crisis.

Professor Sweeney holds a B.S. degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Engineering Economic Systems.

Johannes Lüneborg
Head of Sustainability and
Resource Productivity

Johannes Lüneborg is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Copenhagen Office where he has worked since 2002. In McKinsey, Johannes serves leading clean tech equipment OEMs and energy companies as well as governments.

Example of recent work includes European energy roadmap towards 2050; Creation of roadmap to emission free energy sector in the European Union; Product strategy and end to end product cost out for wind OEM; Future demand scenarios and segments in wind followed by full assessment and implementation of product cost optimization for leading turbine manufacturer; Offshore wind JV Strategy; Assignment for globally leading energy companies to define organizational model and capabilities required to develop and execute large scale offshore wind projects; Strategy for leading clean tech component OEMs; Opportunity assessment and corporate strategy for world leading energy efficiency and water treatment equipment provider.

In addition, Johannes leads McKinsey’s clean tech practice in EMEA and is responsible for driving the Firm’s knowledge agenda in this area including detailed cost modeling across various technologies.

Johannes holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from University of Aarhus and has been a research fellow at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Jae Kyu Lee
Head of GSGG

Jae Kyu Lee is the HHI Chair Professor in the KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) College of Business, and currently serves as the head of Graduate School of Green Growth and the Director of EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability Initiative) Research Center at KAIST.

He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems and Electronic Commerce at KAIST since 1985, and served as Dean of the College of Business during 2006-7. He is currently the President-Elect and Fellow of Association for Information Systems, the global organization of 4,000 IS researchers

Lee was a visiting professor of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie-Mellon University, and City University of Hong Kong. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and was the founding chair of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce. He was chairman of key international conferences such as the Doctoral Consortium Chair of the International Conference on Information Systems and was also President of academic societies such as Korea Society of Management Information Systems and Korea Society of Intelligent Information Systems.

He received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the KAIST and a Ph.D. in Operations and Information Systems from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Kejun Jiang
Energy Research Institute NDRC

Kejun Jiang is the Director of Energy System Analysis and Market Analysis Division at Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Energy System Analysis and Market Analysis Research Center.

Jiang began research on climate change relative to energy policy analysis in 1993, focusing on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation. From 1997, he participated in Working Group 3 of the International Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report and was a lead author for the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (Working Group Three Chapter 3) and for GEO-4 Chapter 2. Jiang’s studies include energy and emission scenarios, assessment on energy and fuel tax, research on China’s potential to achieve its energy targets and development of the Integrated Policy Assessment model.

Jiang holds a B.S. in Engineering from Department of Computer Software Application, Dalian University of Technology, an M.S. from Department of Computer Software Application, Dalian University of Technology and Ph.D. in Social Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Kilaparti Ramakrishna

Kilaparti Ramakrishna is the Director, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) East and North-East Asia Office in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Office also serves as the Secretariat of the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC).

Before joining ESCAP, Dr. Ramakrishna, an internationally-known climate policy leader and
environmental lawyer, was with the Woods Hole Research Center. He is a lead author of current assessment by the IPCC. In addition, Dr. Ramakrishna taught at a number of law schools including at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard Law School, Boston University and Boston College Law Schools and at Yale University.

In terms of experience with the United Nations system, Dr. Ramakrishna worked for over five years in many capacities including as the Principal Policy Advisor to the Executive Director for the United Nations Environment Programme. His other responsibilities included UNEP’s Chief of Cross-sectoral Environmental Issues and Deputy Director in the Division of Policy Development and Law. He was Special Advisor to the United Nations in drafting the UNFCCC and also assisted with work on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the CBD and subsequently worked for a while as the Principal Officer for Implementation in the CBD secretariat, Montreal.

He holds bachelor degrees in law and sciences and masters and doctorate degrees in international environmental law.

Robert Stavins
Harvard University

Robert Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at the Kennedy School, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Public Policy and Political Economy and Government, Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements.

He has been a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences, several Administrations, Members of Congress, environmental advocacy groups, the World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, state and national governments, and private foundations and firms. Prior to coming to Harvard, Stavins was a staff economist at the Environmental Defense Fund; and before that, he managed irrigation development in the Middle East, and spent four years working in agricultural extension in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Stavins' research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, including examinations of: market based policy instruments; innovation and diffusion of pollution control technologies; environmental benefit valuation; and costs of carbon sequestration.

He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Rolf Schuster
Deputy Head of Mission
German Embassy Seoul

Rolf Schuster is Deputy Head of Mission at German Embassy in Seoul. Prior to this position he was the Consul General at Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia.

Schuster joined the Foreign Service in 1991 and served as Minister of Political Department, German Embassy Madrid, Chief Information Officer of Federal Foreign Office, Head of IT Strategy at Federal Foreign Office, Deputy Consul General at Houston, Texas, Speaker of the Protocol Department at Federal Foreign Office, and Permanent Representation at the OSCE in Vienna.

Schuster holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Biology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, an M.A. in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Munster, Munster, Germany.

Sang-Hyup Kim

Sang-Hyup Kim is a visiting professor at Graduate School of Green Growth, College of Business, KAIST and chairman of Coalition for Our Common Future. Prior to joining KAIST, he worked at the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea in 2008 as the Secretary for National Future and Vision, where he contributed in setting the historic “Low Carbon Green Growth” vision for Korea. In 2011, he became the Senior Secretary to the President for Green Growth, coordinating the planning, development and implementation of Korea’s Green Growth strategy. Through collaboration with the Presidential Committee on Green Growth and relevant ministries, his agenda ranges from national implementation of Green Growth policies to international climate change negotiations and promoting global cooperation for making Green Growth a truly global asset. He also serves as a member of the Global Agenda Council;

Kim was formerly the Washington correspondent for Maeil Business Newspaper and a Founding Member of the World Knowledge Forum and Vision Korea Project. He has also worked at SBS, Seoul Broadcasting System, during which he set up the Future and Vision Project Team in 2004, in addition to founding and serving in the capacity of the Executive Director of the Seoul Digital Forum.

Kim has a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University. He has been recipient of numerous awards during his career, including: Broadcaster of the Year; Korean Broadcasters Association (2007); Hongjo Order of Service Merit (2010).

Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang

Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang is the 15th President of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Kang has served as Chancellor of the University of California, Dean of Jack Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kang was elected to be a fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS, a member of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, and a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering, Korea. He is also a member of the California Council on Science and Technology. Kang has received many awards, including the IEEE Millennium Medal, SRC Technical Excellence Award, ISQED Quality Award, and was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame and the Pinnacle Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Kang received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.

Seung-Hoon Lee
Committee on
Green Growth

Seung-Hoon Lee is Co-chairman of Committee on Green Growth, Korea. Currently he is Professor Emeritus in Economics at Seoul National University and the former President of the Korean Society for Electricity Industry Studies.

At the Seoul National University, Lee chaired the Center for Social Sciences and served as the President of the Korean Econometric Society and Korea Academic Society of Industrial Organization. Lee’s books include New Growth Engine and Balanced Development and Market Development and Economic Development, a case analysis of the relation between market and economic development of Korea and Mexico.

Lee holds a B.E. degree from Seoul National University in Electronics and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Economics.

Seung-Il Moon
Seoul National University

Seung-Il Moon received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1985, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH in 1989 and 1993, respectively

He was an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chonbuk National University between September 1993 and February 1997. And currently he is a Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University. He is a Member of Presidential Committee on Green Growth in Korea, Advisor for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Energy in Korea, Member of Electric Power Policy Committee, Member of Electric Regulatory Commission, Executive Director of The Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers, and Executive Director of Korea Smart Grid Institute.

His special fields of interest include Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Flexible AC Transmission System, Renewable Energy, and Battery Energy Storage Systems. He has been deeply engaged in establishing many national policies on Smart Grid, Renewable Energies, Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Energy Storage System (ESS) in Korea. He proposed the first drafts of the Korean Power System Reliability Regulation (Grid Code) and the Technical Regulations for Renewable Energy. Also he is the very first person who proposed the Jeju Smart Grid Test bed to Korean government in 2009. He made more than 300 lectures as an invited speaker on the Smart Grid during the last 5 years. He published more than 300 journal and conference papers including 17 IEEE Transaction papers. He has supervised 31 graduated students including 11 Ph.Ds.

SeungJick Yoo

Seungjick Yoo is the President of Green House Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR). He is also a Member of Korean Government Delegation to UNFCCC. Before joining GIR he was Senior Research Fellow of Division of Climate Change and Conservation at Korea Energy Economics Institute.

Yoo served as Research Economist of Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Director of Center for Energy Research, Northeast Asia; Managing Director of Center for Energy Research, Korea Energy Economics Institute; Chief Advisor of Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperative Initiative; and Visiting Scholar at Australian National University.

His fields of interest include National & Sectoral GHG Reduction Target Setting, Climate Change Policy and Measure, National Energy Strategy and Policy, Energy Security Issues, Regional Energy cooperation, Cogeneration of Heat and Electricity and National Planning for Energy Efficiency Improvement.

Yoo holds a B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University, Korea, an M.A. in International Economics from Yonsei University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from University of California at Berkeley.

Suk Joon Lee
Ministry of Science, ICT 
and Future Planning

Suk Joon Lee is the Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning. Prior to this position, he was the 2nd Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance.

Lee served as First Secretary of Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN Secretariat and International Organizations in Geneva Secretary (Policy Coordination), Director of Security Policy Division and General Affairs Bureau, Director General of Policy Coordination Bureau, Standing Commissioner of Financial Services Commission, and Assistant Minister of Budget Office, Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

Lee holds a B.A. in Economics at Seoul National University, an M.A. in Economics at Chung-Ang University, and a Ph.D. in Management at School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sung Jin Kang
Korea University

Sung Jin Kang currently holds multiple positions including a Professor in the Economics department, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development, Director of the Institute for International Development Cooperation, and a Vice President for International Affairs of Korea University in Seoul. He has filled various government posts in succession: a member of policy consultant committee for Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, a member of policy consultant committee for ministry of unification, and an advisor for national research council for economics, humanities and social science.

Kang published several articles on international and development economics: “Foreign Direct Investment and De-industrialization,” “Does Korea Follow Japan in Foreign Aid? Relationship between Aid and Foreign Investment,” and “Green Growth and Korea Economy.” Also, he has published several book chapters such as “Green Growth ODA,” which is a chapter of Green Growth: Global Cooperation, “The Linkage Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Labor Productivity in Korea”, which is a chapter of Foreign Direct Investment in Asia.

Kang holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Korea University, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Tae Yong Jung

Tae Yong Jung is currently a Professor at the KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy & Management. He is also a member of the High Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Prior to the current position, Jung was a Principal Climate Change Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He was seconded to the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as the Deputy Executive Director. Before ADB, Jung was working at the World Bank. He was also formerly the Project Leader in Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Japan and Senior Fellow and Director at Korea Energy Economics Institute.

Jung assumed the role of a committee member at the Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Republic of Korea and was a Senior Advisor to the Minister of Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea.

Educated at Seoul National University (BA) and at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (MA and Ph.D.), he was a Visiting Researcher at the US National Energy Laboratory, the Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland and a Joint Research Fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and a Visiting Fellow at Kyoto University Japan.

Yeon-man JEONG
Ministry of Environment

Yeon-man JEONG is the Vice Minister of Environment. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Minister of Planning & Coordination Department at the Ministry of Environment.

Jeong started his career as a government officer in 1983. He served as Director General of Nature Conservation Bureau; Director General of Resource Recirculation Bureau; Director General of Geum River Basin Environmental Office; Director General of Public Relations Bureau; Director General of Water Quality Conservation Bureau; and Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development. He also won the Presidential Citation Award in 1992.

Jeong holds a B.A. in Social Education from Seoul National University, an M.A. in Public Administration from Graduate School of Public Policy, Seoul National University, an M.A. in Public Policy from Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Law from Dong-A University, Korea.

Yvo de Boer

Yvo de Boer is the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a Seoul-based international organization. Previously, de Boer served as a Global Chairman of Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CC&S) at KPMG. He led KPMG’s international network of climate change and sustainability consulting businesses which encompass several hundred sustainability professionals in over 60 countries.

Before joining KPMG in 2010, de Boer led the international process to respond to climate change in the role of Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his UN role, he was extensively involved in European Union environmental policy as a deputy Director General of the Dutch Environment Ministry. He also served as the vice-chair of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development, and acted as an advisor to the Government of China and the World Bank. In 2011 he was appointed to chair the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change.

Throughout his career, de Boer has focused on the economics of climate and sustainability to help policy makers and the businesses in understanding the consequences of acting, or failing to act, in economic terms.