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National Assembly Futures Institute held an inauguration ceremony for its 2nd president (on June 1)

Date : 2020-06-01 Writer : NAFI

National Assembly Futures Institute held an inauguration ceremony for its 2nd president (on June 1)

president Kim Hyun Gon committed to doing the best to be a think tank of the National Assembly that systematically prepares for the future of the nation with a long-term perspective


National Assembly Futures Institute(president Kim Hyun Gon) held an inauguration ceremony at the first seminar room of the National Assembly Building at 11 a.m. on June 1. 

In his inauguration address, President Kim Hyun-Gon, who took office on the day, stressed that the NAFI would make efforts to establish the role of the institution in accordance with the purpose of establishing the institution under Article 1 of the 「National Assembly Futures Institute Act」. According to the Article 1 of the 「National Assembly Futures Institute Act」, the NAFI is established with the aims of reinforcing the National Assembly's policy capabilities and contributing to national development by predicting and analyzing changes in the future environment and deriving mid- to long-term national development strategies.
 
President Kim identifies the NAFI as a valuable 'national future research institute belonging to the National Assembly', and stresses that he would do his best to establish the role of the NAFI as a 'think tank of the National Assembly that systematically and professionally designs and prepares for the future of the nation with a long-term perspective'. For these, President Kim commits to continue open, two-way communication and cooperation with the National Assembly, the government, and the public that are the three major clients of the NAFI, so that the research results produced by the institute can be reflected in government policies through the legislation in the National Assembly and gain public approval and acceptance.

At the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Secretary-General for Legislative Affairs Han Gong-Sik, the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Assembly Kim Seung-Gi and first board members were in attendance, while Secretary-General of the National Assembly Yoo In-Tae and the first Chairman of the board of directors of the NAFI Kim Sun-Wook made a congratulatory speech. The farewell ceremony was also held for the former President Park Jin and appreciation plaques were awarded to the first board members. 

In accordance with the「National Assembly Futures Institute Act」, the board of directors of the NAFI began public recruitment for the position of second president from last March and recommended multiple candidates to the Speaker of the National Assembly at the end of March after reviewing documents and interviews. In accordance with the same act, former Speaker of the National Assembly Moon Hee-Sang requested the consent to the appointment of the candidate to the House Steering Committee, and the House Steering Committee unanimously approved the appointment at the plenary meeting on May 20. The Speaker Moon Hee-Sang, handed over Kim Hyun-Gon a certificate of appointment for the second president of the National Assembly Futures Institute at the Speaker's office on May 27 (Wed.), accordingly, President Kim's term of office started from May 30. 

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. President Kim served as vice-president at the National Information Society Agency, the president of Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, a collaboration professor in the Department of Science and Technology Policy at Hanyang University and vice president of the Korea Association for Future Studies. He excels in operating institute as well as in future studies. The term of President Kim is for four years and ends on May 29, 2024 with the dissolution of the 21st National Assembly. <End>


【contact for inquiries】
- inquiry for the report : principal administrator Kim Byeong-Soo (02-788-3925)
: administrator Kim Yeo-Joo (02-2224-9821)


【Reference Pictures】
※ Picture 1 :  Group Picture

※ Picture 2 : president Kim Hyun-Gon is giving an inauguration speech


※ Picture 3 : secretary-General of the National Assembly Yoo In-Tae is giving an congratulatory remarks



※ Picture 4 : Chairman of the board of directors of the NAFI Kim Sun-Wook (in the middle), the first president of the NAFI Park Jin (left) and the second president of the NAFI Kim Hyun-Gon




※ photo 5: first president of the NAFI Park Jin who received an appreciation plaque (left)