Dr. Kim is currently the Director General in the Ministry of Planning and Budget, Korea’s central budget and planning authority, where he is heading the Industrial and Economic Sector Budgeting Bureau in the Budget Office. He previously headed the Strategic Planning Bureau in the Ministry and also served in the World Bank as a Senior Public Sector Specialist and project manager. During his more than 20 years in the Korean government, Dr. Kim served in key economic and policy-related positions mainly in the Ministry of Planning and Budget, Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Economic Planning Board. He also served in the Office of the President, including as the Chief Coordinator to the Chief of Staff to the President. During his services in the Korean government and the World Bank, Dr. Kim has published various papers and policy reports on an extensive range of topics including top-down budgeting, medium-term expenditure framework and performance management.
Dr. Kim earned his LL.B. from Kookje University in Seoul, M.A. in Public Administration from Seoul National University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor under the Fulbright Scholarship. He was also a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at SAIS and occasionally lectures on public policy-making and budgetary politics at graduate schools in Seoul.