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Ministerial-level central administrative organization under the authority of the Prime Minister functions as a quasi-judiciary body.

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Chairperson

Kim Sang-jo photo

Kim Sang-jo Chairperson

Academic background

  • 1993

    Ph.D. of Economics, Graduate School of Seoul National University

  • 1987

    Master of Economics, Graduate School of Seoul
    National University

  • 1985

    Bachelor of Economics, Seoul National University

CAREER BACKGROUND

  • 2017
    • 2017.06 ~ Present

      Chairperson, KFTC

    • 2017.04 ~ 2017.05

      Vice Chairman, New Korea Committee, the Minjoo Party of Korea’s
      Central Elections Committee for the 19th Presidential Election

    • 2017.02 ~ Present

      Director, Korean Economic Association

  • 2015
    • 2015.07 ~ 2016.06

      Vice Chairman, Korea Money and Finance Association

    • 2015.02 ~2017.01

      Head, Financial Research Center of Korea

  • 2014
    • 2014.07 ~ 2015.06

      Director, Korea Money and Finance Association

  • 2013
    • 2013.07 ~ 2015.08

      Dean, Department of International Trade, Hansung University

  • 2011
    • 2011.09 ~ 2012.08

      Dean, Department of International Trade, Hansung University

  • 2009
    • 2009.02 ~ 2011.02

      Director, Korean Economic Association

  • 2006
    • 2006.08 ~ 2017.03

      Head, Solidarity For Economic Reform

  • 2004
    • 2004.08 ~ 2005.02

      Participated in the Yale World Fellows Program, Yale University, USA

  • 2003
    • 2003.07 ~ 2005.07

      Committee member, Competition Policy Advisory Committee, KFTC

  • 2001
    • 2001.09 ~ 2006.07

      Head, Center for Economic Reform, People's Solidarity for
      Participatory Democracy

  • 2000
    • 2000.09 ~ 2001.08

      Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, the U.K

    • 2000.03 ~ 2001.03

      Committee Member, Banking Section of the Financial Development
      Review Committee, Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • 1999
    • 1999.10 ~ 2001.09

      Vice Chairperson, Economic Democratization Committee, People's
      Solidarity for Participatory Democracy
      (Concurrently, Head, Chaebol Reform Watchdog)

  • 1998
    • 1998.07 ~ 1999.06

      Chief Review Board, Subcommittee For Economic Reform,
      Economic and Social Development Commission

  • 1995
    • 1995.07 ~ 1997.06

      Director of General Affairs, Professors For Democracy

  • 1994
    • 1994.04 ~ 2001.08

      Head, Chaebol Reform Watchdog, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy

    • 1994.03 ~ Present

      Professor, Department of International Trade, Hansung University