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Kim Hyun Gon, is appointed as the 2nd president of the National Assembly Futures Institute

Date : 2020-05-27 Writer : NAFI

Kim Hyun Gon, is appointed as the 2nd president of the National Assembly Futures Institute

Speaker Moon Hee-Sang appoints Kim Hyun-Gon as the president of the NAIF after going through consent of the House Steering Committee


The Speaker of the National Assembly Moon Hee-Sang, handed over a certificate of appointment for the second president of the National Assembly Futures Institute at the Speaker's office at 10:30 am on May 27 (Wed.). The Speaker Moon Hee-Sang appointed Kim Hyun-Gon, the CEO of the Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, as the second president of the NAFI.

In accordance with the 「National Assembly Futures Institute Act」, the Board of Directors of the NAFI (Chairman Kim Sun-Wook) openly advertised for the president of the NAFI on major daily newspapers in March, and then conducted document screening and interviews to recommend multiple director candidates to Chairman Moon. Chairman Moon nominated a candidate for the president in April and requested the House Steering Committee to agree on the appointment, and the House Steering Committee unanimously decided on a motion to appoint the candidate Kim Hyun Gon at the plenary meeting on May 20.

The new president, Kim Hyun-Gon, completed his BA in Economics and Master of Business Administration from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Management Engineering from University of Tsukuba in Japan. Before President Kim worked as vice-president at the National Information Society Agency, he joined the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), and currently serves as the president of Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation. In addition, President Kim has been conducting academic research on the future while serving as a collaboration professor in the Department of Science and Technology Policy at Hanyang University and vice president of the Korea Association for Future Studies. As the term of the first President of the NAFI (President Park Jin) ends with the 20th National Assembly, President Kim's term will begin on May 30, the opening date of the 21st National Assembly. The farewell and inauguration ceremony of the president of the future research institute is scheduled to be held in the first seminar room of the National Assembly Hall at 11:00 am on June 1 (Mon). <End>


[Reference] Profile of Kim Hyun-Gon, the 2nd President of the NAFI

Name

(age)

Education

Work Experience

Kim Hyun Gon

born on the 8th of June, 1961 / 58 years old

•’90~’96 Ph.D in Management

Engineering at Uni. of Tsukuba, Japan

•’84~’86 MBA at Seoul National

University

•’80~’84 Bachelor of Economics at Seoul National University

•’77~’80 Junju High School

•’19.1~present: president of Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation

•‘18~‘19 collaboration professor in the Department of Science and Technology Policy at Hanyang University

•’96~’18 worked for the National Information Society Agency, (team leader of future strategy TF, head of national information planning group, vice chief and chief of big data strategy research center)

•‘86~‘90 assistant research fellow of KISDI

•’16~present: vice president of KAFS

•’16~present: chief of information subcommittee, self evaluation committee of the ministry of justice



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