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The Ban Ki-moon Foundation works toward an equal, sustainable, and resilient world.
Board of Directors
Ban Ki-moonChairman
Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future
Chairman of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kim SookExecutive Director
Executive Director of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future
Chairman of Strategic Planning and Coordination Committee at the National Council on Climate and Air Quality
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Lee Bong WhaAuditor
Visiting Professor at Myongji University
Former Vice-Minister of Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Former President of Social Security Information Service (SSiS)
Kim YounghyeDirector
Partner in Lee & Ko’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group
Former Standing Commissioner on the National Human Rights Commission of Korea
Former District Court Judge
Nam Sung-WookDirector
Dean of Graduate School of Public Administration at Korea University
Former Secretary General of the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC)
Former advisor to Ministry of National Defense
Ahn Young-sooDirector
President of the International Graduate School of English (IGSE)
Former Dean of College of Humanities at Kyung Hee University
Former Dean of the Institute of International Education at Kyung Hee University
Um Ki-youngDirector
President of Institute for Korea Development Strategy
Vice President of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Winter Games Bid Committee
Former CEO of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)
Yu Myung-hwanDirector
President of Sejong University
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Japan
Ryu Seung MinDirector
Chair of the PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation
Athlete Member of the IOC
Executive member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
President of the Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA)
Chairman of the International Sports Strategy Committee (ISF)
Lee Sang-heeDirector
Chairman of Korea Research Institute for National Strategy
Former Minister of National Defense
Former Chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chung Rae KwonDirector
Chairman of the Steering Committee of the New Climate Innovation Center, Tashkent National University of Economics
Global Energy Prize Jury Chairperson
Professor Emeritus at Incheon National University
Former Director for Environment and Development Division of UN ESCAP
Former Ambassador for Climate Change of the Republic of Korea
Kim Hwang SikAdvisor
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ho-Am Foundation
41st Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
Former Chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection
Gong Ro-MyungAdvisor
Chairman of East Asia Foundation
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former Chairman of the Sejong Institute
Yoo Chong-haAdvisor
President of AHED Korea
Former President of the Korean Red Cross
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lee Dong-kurnAdvisor
President of the United Nations Global Compact Network Korea
Former Chairman of Rotary International Foundation
Former Chairman of Community Chest of Korea
Managing Committee
Kang Woong-SikManaging Committee
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Mexico
Former Advisor of Daejeon Metropolitan City
Kang Chun-SukManaging Committee
Editorial Advisor of the Chosunilbo
Former Executive Editor of the Chosunilbo
Former Managing Editor of the Chosunilbo
Kang Tae SunManaging Committee
Chairman of Black Yak Group
Chairman of the Black Yak Taeseon Kang Sharing Foundation
Former Vice-President of Korea Scout Association
Vice-President of Seoul Sports Council
Former Chief of Seoul Alpine Federation
Kwon Tae-ShinManaging Committee
Kim & Chang Advisor
President & CEO of the Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI)
Former Minister of the Office for Government Policy Coordination (OPC)
Former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the OECD
Kim Sang-kiManaging Committee
Chief of Army Reserve
Former Commander, Unconventional Warfare Task Forces (CUWTF)
Former Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army
Kim Sung HwanManaging Committee
Taejae Future Consensus Institute Research Director
Former Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Former Deputy Chief of Mission of Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Austria and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the International Organizations in Vienna
Kim Yong-HakManaging Committee
President of Yonsei University
Former Vice President of College of Social Sciences at Yonsei University
Former Dean of Admissions at Yonsei University
Kim Jong SupManaging Committee
Chairman of Samick Musical Instruments
President of Seoul National University Alumni Association
President of Seoul National University College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association
Former President of the Korean Red Cross
Kim Jong-hoonManaging Committee
Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Former Minister for Trade of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Former Chief Delegate of the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA)
Kim Ji-YongManaging Committee
Executive Director of Kookmin University
President of Korea Swimming Federation
Former Chief Delegate for the Republic of Korea at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics
Kim Chun-sikManaging Committee
Chairman of the UNITIATIVE
Former Vice Minister of Unification
Kim HyungjunManaging Committee
Distinguished Professor, Paije University
Professor at Myongji University
Former Member of the Constitutional Amendment Advisory Committee in the Korean National Assembly
Former President of the Korean Association of Electoral Studies
Kim Hong-IlManaging Committee
Representative attorney at Sejong Law Firm, Inc.
Former Chief Prosecutor of Busan High Public Prosecutors’ Office
Former Senior Prosecutor of Central Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office
Sohn Myeong-saeManaging Committee
RIGHT Foundation Chairman
Preventive Medicine Professor at Yonsei University’s College of Medicine
Former Executive Director of World Health Organization (WHO)
Son Yeon JaeManaging Committee
Former Rhythmic Gymnast
Song Ho-KeunManaging Committee
Professor at Hallym University
Professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Former Chair Professor at Seoul National University
Ahn Chung-SiManaging Committee
Visiting fellow at Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC)
Former Professor Emeritus at Seoul National University
Former President of the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS)
Yang Chang SooManaging Committee
Chairman of the Government Official Ethics Committee
Chairman of the Prosecutor's Investigation Review Committee of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office
rofessor at Hanyang University’s School of Law
Former Supreme Court Judge
Oh Byoung JooManaging Committee
Vice Minister of Prime Minister's Office
Former Seoul District Prosecutors' Office Chief Prosecutor
Oh Yeon-CheonManaging Committee
President of University of Ulsan
Former President of Seoul National University
Yoo Dong-geunManaging Committee
Member of the National Integration Committee
The 23rd Chairman of the Korean Broadcasting Actors Association
Former Ambassador of PyeongChang 2018 Olympics
Yu Jung-keunManaging Committee
Chairwoman of the Kyungwon Culture Foundation
Former Chairman of the Korean Council for UN Academic Impact
Former President of the Korean Red Cross
Yun Duk-MinManaging Committee
Ambassador to Japan
Professor Emeritus at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
Former Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)
Former Advisory Committee to the President for Foreign and Security Policy
Lee KarkbumManaging Committee
Professor Emeritus at KAIST College of Business
Former 14th Chairman of the Korea Buddhist Promotion Agency
Lee Gang-YonManaging Committee
Director of the Korea-US Alliance Foundation
Vice President of Korean-American Association
Advisory committee member of Korea-U.S. Friendship Association
Advisor to Crossway Customs Corporation
Former Deputy Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service
Chairman, Anti-Money Laundering Policy Advisory Committee, Financial Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Finance and Economy
Lee Dae-bongManaging Committee
Chairman of the Seoul Arts Academy (Seoul Arts High School, Yewon School)
Chairman of Charmvit Group
Chairman of the Lee Daewoong Music Scholarship Foundation
Yim Sung-JoonManaging Committee
Senior Advisor at Lee International IP & Law Group
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada
Former Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and Security
Han Bi-yaManaging Committee
President of Global Citizen School of World Vision
Former Visiting Professor at Ewha Womans University of Graduate School of International Studies
Former Head of the Emergency Relief Team at World Vision Korea
Hong Sung KwanManaging Committee
President and Chairman of Sang-Am Energy
Park Il-hoHead of a Department
Director of Business Administration
Former Consulate General in Auckland
Lee Byung-yongHead of a Department
Planning Policy Director
Former Director of Political Affairs, Prime Minister's Office
Choi Seong-juHead of a Department
Director of Foreign Affairs and Security Office
Former Ambassador to Poland
Kim Bong-hyunHead of a Department
Director of External Cooperation
Former Ambassador to Australia
Jeong Tae-yongDirector
Sustainable Development Program Director
Former ADB Climate Change Expert