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Gwang-Jo Kim

An education expert, Mr. Kim has worked in various capacities for the Government of the Republic of Korea. As the Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources Development, Mr. Kim initiated the Global Human Resources Forum aimed at providing an international platform for sharing information, knowledge and best practices in human resources issues among leaders. He also worked in the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea, where he played a key role in education reform that contributed to the restructuring of the entire Korean educational system. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Kim was seconded as a senior education specialist to the World Bank, working mainly in the Latin American, and Caribbean regions. He served as a professor at the Graduate School of Education at Keimyung University in Korea before joining the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific in early 2009. Mr. Kim has a Bachelor’ degree in Public Administration from Korea University. He also holds a Master’s degree and Doctor of Education in Economics of Education from Harvard University, USA.