Dr. Hyun Oh-Seok is the Chair Professor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance under President Park Geun-hye’s Administration, and as the President of the Korea Development Institute (KDI).
He has been a member of the Presidential Council on National Competitiveness, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, National Council on the Social Security System, Korea-Germany Joint Consultation Committee on National Unification, and International Development Cooperation Committee. He actively participated in the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and served as a member of the Knowledge Advisory Commission of the World Bank. Dr. Hyun also served as the President of the Institute for International Trade of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), contributing to the formulation of international economic policy for trade agreements including the KORUS FTA, KOREU FTA and the Doha Round. He was the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy and Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Office of the President, and Economist at the World Bank.
Dr. Hyun was awarded a professorship at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the named Dean of the National Tax College. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.