Joseph Winder is the former President of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI).
Prior to joining KEI as Vice President in February 1996, Mr. Winder had a 30-year career in the United States Foreign Service. He retired with the rank of Minister-Counselor in September 1995. During his career he had numerous assignments overseas and in Washington, including Director of the Office of Economic Analysis at the Department of State, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Bangkok, and Deputy Director of Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State.
Mr. Winder was the recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award in 1995, 1993, and 1989. He won the Treasury Secretary’s Award in 1980.
Mr. Winder received a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.