Sangkyom Kim
France, Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Mr. Kim is a Deputy Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs for OECD. He provides advice, strategic guidance and support to the Directorate’s work in the co-ordination and management of its programme of work and its Committees, Working Parties and Expert Groups. His main responsibilities include development of opportunities in the international investment agenda and development and promotion of OECD standards across a range of subjects, including investment, responsible business conduct, global value chains, anti-corruption, corporate governance and competition. He also promotes horizontal work and foster co-ordination and joint work with other areas of the Organisation.

Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Kim worked for the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) since 1992, including twelve years as Director of international Studies and two years as Director of Research Planning and Coordination. He has held the position of Vice-President of the KIEP since March 2012 and also a Vice-Chair of the Korean National Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation since March 2012. He was Secretary-General of the APEC Education Foundation from 2008-2012 and has also acted as expert to the APEC Secretariat for peer reviews of Chile and Mexico and as an economic advisor to the Korean delegates to the APEC Committee on Trade and Investment. He was Counsellor of International Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) between 1998 and 2000.

Mr. Kim, a Korean national, has an MA in Political Science from the Hankook University of Foreign Studies in Seoul and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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