Tuesday, May 21, 2024

239 Kim Kihwan
Chair - Seoul Financial Forum

Dr. Kihwan Kim is Chair of the Seoul Financial Forum and Vice Chair of the President’s Council for Economic Policy that is chaired by Korea’s President.

During the 1997-1998 financial crisis, he was Korea’s Ambassador-at-Large for Economic Affairs. His other positions in the Korean government include Chief Trade Policy Coordinator and Negotiator (1984-86), Chief Delegate to South-North Inter-Korea Economic Talks (1984-86), Vice Minister of Trade and Industry (1983-84), and a member of the Monetary Board (1982-83).

From 1999 to 2008, Dr. Kim was an International Advisor at Goldman Sachs, Asia. He was a Senior Advisor at Kim and Chang, the largest and most prestigious law firm in Korea from 1993 to 1999.