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The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) appoints influential people in the politics and business around the world as Honorary Ambassadors of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea to promote Korean investment. They promote the Korean investment environment through participation in investment attraction events and media contributions, discover companies interested in investing in Korea and provide investment-related advice.
  • 팀 여 (Tim Yeo) 팀 여 (Tim Ye)
    영국  Tim Yeo
    • Chairman of the New Nuclear Watch Institute
    • served as Government Minister in the Foreign Office, Home Office, Department of Health and Department of the Environment and a member of the UK Parliament
    • holds an M.A. in History from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
  • 장마리 위르띠제 (Jean-Marie Hurtiger) 장마리 위르띠제 (Jean-Marie Hurtiger)
    프랑스  Jean-Marie Hurtiger
    • Senior Executive of global consulting firm ERG-Europe
    • served as CEO of Renault Samsung Motors and President of ECCK
    • holds an MBA from CEDEP, France
  • 천광 (晨光) 천광 (晨光)
    중국  Chen Guang
    • CEO of UMIDO Group
    • Chair of CCFA
    • holds an MBA from Peking University, China
  • 다카스기 노부야 (高衫暢也) 다카스기 노부야 (高衫暢也)
    일본  Takasugi Nobuya
    • Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Policy Research Institute Advisory Council
    • served as President of the Seoul Japan Club and CEO of Fuji Xerox Korea
    • holds a B.A. in Business from Waseda University, Japan
  • 제임스 최 (James Choi) 제임스 최 (James Choi)
    호주  James Choi
    • Senior Advisor with Prostar Capital and Managing Director of J2 Advisory
    • served as Australia's Ambassador to S. Korea and the Chief Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia
    • holds an M.A. from Monash University, Australia
  • 베른트 슈텡어 (Bernd Stenger) 베른트 슈텡어 (Bernd Stenger)
    독일  Bernd Stenger
    • President, Heraeus
    • served as Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea (2017-19)
    • holds an M.S. from TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • 문휘창 문휘창
    한국 Moon Hwy-chang
    • President at aSSIST, Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies and Professor Emeritus, GSIS, Seoul National University
    • Chairman of the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) and Consultant to UNCTAD
    • holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington, US
  • 정동수 정동수
    한국 Chung Tong-soo
    • Chairman of Global Unity Holdings, AKR Corp.
    • served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Service Industry and Financial Affairs at the International Trade Administration (ITA) and head of Invest KOREA, KOTRA
    • holds a J.D. from UCLA, US
  • 토마스 번 토마스 번
    미국 Thomas Byrne
    • President and CEO of the Korea Society and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public affairs
    • served as Senior Vice President of Moody's Investor Services and Senior Economist of the Asia Department at the institute of International Finance
    • holds an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University
  • 알렉스 김 알렉스 김
    미국 Alex Kim
    • Founder & Principal of Three Kings Public Affairs
    • served as District Director for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (74th District) and Senior Advisor for Office of Council member David Ryu, 4th District (Government Affairs)
    • holds an MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • 김영재 김영재
    한국 Youngjae Kim
    • Senior Research Fellow(VP) of LG Electronics and Member of the Advisory Board on Robotics Engineering at CTA
    • served as Principal Engineer of Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. and Apple Inc.
    • holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University