Minister Joo Hyunghwan

Message

Thank you very much for visiting our ministry’s English website!The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), as the leading ministry in charge of the Republic of Korea’s real economy, is striving to develop sustainable future growth engines and create new jobs through the development of industries at home and the promotion of exports overseas. Our economy is confronted with daunting tasks on all fronts, such as coping with a slowdown in global economic growth and trade and intensifying competition with emerging countries. Exports, the main driver of our economic growth, are slowing, while our major industries are facing new challenges. Recognizing the mission to seek changes and reforms for our industries, all our officials at the MOTIE, including myself, are doing our best to communicate with people and companies in the field in order to move forward toward a new future through convergence and innovation in exports, trade, industries, energy and every corner of our economy. Most of all, our ministry will put the top priority on creating new value and future growth engines for our industries, while overcoming export difficulties by helping pioneer new and promising markets overseas. It will also focus on establishing a good environment to do business and create jobs through regulatory reform as well as a stable and safe energy supply and demand system for the our people. Our industries are at a crucial inflection point between growth and stagnation, and how we deal with the current situation will decide the fate of our economy on the world stage over the next 30 years. I would like to thank you again and ask for your continued support and warm advice for us as we take a new great step toward the future development of the Korean economy. Joo Hyunghwan Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • Name Joo Hyunghwan
  • Position Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy

Education

  • 1991 Ph. D. in Business Administration, University of Illinois, U.S
  • 1986 Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Illinois, U.S.
  • 1984 B.A. in Business Administration, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Work Experience

  • Jan.2016 – Present Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
  • Jul.2014 – Jan.2016 Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF)
  • Feb.2013 – Jul.2014 Secretary to the President for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Jan.2012 – Feb.2013 Deputy Minister, MOSF
  • Aug.2011 – Jan.2012 Secretary General, Presidential Committee on Green Growth
  • Apr.2011 – Aug.2011 Secretary General, Presidential Council on National Competitiveness
  • Sept.2009 – Apr.2011 Director General, International Economic Affairs Bureau, MOSF
  • Feb.2009 – Sept.2009 Deputy Director General for Growth Infrastructure, MOSF
  • Apr.2008 – Feb.2009 Executive Secretary, Presidential Council for Future and Vision
  • Dec.2005 – Apr.2008 Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Feb.2005 – Dec.2005 Director General, National Human Resources Development Institute
  • Apr.2003 – Feb.2005 Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • May.2001 – Apr.2003 Director, Banking Policy Division, Financial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE)
  • Sept.2000 – May.2001 Chief of Staff, Office of Minister of Finance and Economy, MOFE
  • Nov.1999 – Sept.2000 Director, Coordination Division, Economic Policy Bureau, MOFE
  • Jun.1997 – Nov.1999 Advisor, Executive Director’s Office, World Bank
  • Dec.1995 – Jun.1997 Chief, Personnel Division, MOFE
  • Dec.1994 – Dec.1995 Senior Advisor, Office of Minister of Finance and Economy, MOFE
  • Apr.1994 – Dec.1994 Deputy Director, Basic Commodity Division, Welfare & Price Policy Bureau, Economic Planning Board (EPB)
  • Feb.1994 – Apr.1994 Deputy Director, Budget Policy Division, Budget Office, EPB
  • Jun.1991 – Feb.1994 Deputy Director, Trade Coordination Division, International Economic Coordination Office, EPB
  • Apr.1984 – Jun.1991 Deputy Director, International Economic Cooperation Division, Fair Trade Policy Division and other Divisions, EPB

Vice Minister Jeong Marn-ki

  • Name Jeong Marn-ki
  • Position First Vice Minister

Education

  • 1995 Ph.D in Economics, Paris West University Nanterre La Defense (Formerly called “Paris X Nanterre”), France
  • 1987 Master in Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
  • 1985 B.A. in National Ethics Education, Seoul National University, Korea
  • 1978 Choong Ang High School, Korea

Work Experience

  • Aug,2016 – Present 1nd Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
  • 2014 – 2016 Secretary to the President for Trade, Industry and Energy, Office of the President
  • 2013 – 2014 Deputy Minister for Industrial Creativity and Innovation Bureau、MOTIE
  • 2011 – 2013 Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Knowledge Economy (currently MOTIE)
  • 2011 Spokesperson for the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 2009 – 2010 Director General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 2005 – 2008 Temporary assignment at Korean Helicopter Program
  • 2007 – 2008 Director General for Industry and Commerce Planning, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (currently MOTIE)
  • 2006 – 2007 Director General for General Affairs of the Ministry, MOCIE
  • 2004 – 2006 Director at the Economic Aide Office, Office of the President
  • 2003 – 2004 Director for Industry Technology Development Policy, MOCIE
  • 2001 – 2003 Director for Trade Promotion, MOCIE
  • 1999 – 2001 Overseas training at the Government of Quebec, Canada
  • 1998 – 1999 Director for Export Policy, MOCIE
  • 1996 – 1998 Director for Commerce of Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Trade affairs only, currently MOTIE)
  • 1985 - 1996 Served a variety of divisions at Ministry of Commerce (currently MOTIE) including Industry Technology Planning and Industry Promotion as a deputy director
  • 1984 Passed the 27th Public Administration Examination of Korea

Vice Minister Woo Taehee

  • Name Woo Taehee
  • Position Second Vice Minister

Education

  • 2011 Ph.D. in Business Administration, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
  • 2000 M.A. in Policy Economics, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.
  • 1989 M.A. in Public Administration, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • 1984 B.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Work Experience

  • 2016 – Present Vice Minister for Energy and Trade, MOTIE
  • 2015 – 2016 Deputy Minister for Trade, MOTIE
  • 2013 – 2015 Assistant Minister for Trade and Chief Negotiator for FTAs, MOTIE
  • 2012 – 2013 Director-General, Technology Policy, Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE, precursor of MOTIE)
  • 2011 – 2012 Director General, Global Industrial Cooperation, MKE
  • 2010 – 2011 Director General, Bureau of Manufacturing Industries, MKE
  • 2009 – 2010 Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, MKE
  • 2007 – 2009 Minister counsellor (Commercial), Embassy of the ROK in the USA
  • 2007 Senior Industrial Policy Administrator, Office of the Presidential Secretary
  • 2005 – 2007 Director, Trade Promotion Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE, precursor of MKE)
  • 2002 – 2005 Consul, Korean General Consulate in New York
  • 2000 – 2002 Director, Industrial Promotion Division, MOCIE
  • 1997 – 2000 Director, Industrial Policy Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, MOCIE
  • 1995 – 1996 Deputy Director, Planning and Budget Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI, precursor of MOCIE)
  • 1993 – 1995 Deputy Director, Industrial Policy Division, MTI
  • 1988 – 1993 Deputy Director, Trade Cooperation Division, MTI
  • 1988 Deputy Director, Export Division, MTI
  • 1984 Probationary Officer, Ministry of Government Administration