Director-General of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea
Dr. Hyung-Ju Kim is the Director-General of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea. GTC is one of twenty-five government research institutes under the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), the Korean focal point for the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. Dr. Kim has been leading the Center’s core work on climate technology R&D policy research, global technology cooperation on the basis of developing countries’ needs and matching these to Korean expertise, as well as financial resources. In addition, he has been leading a number of global technology cooperation projects with developing countries, endorsed by UN and other international organizations. Dr. Kim holds a Doctoral degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in Germany and worked as a research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan in the United States. He also worked as a Principal Consultant in Sustainability Consulting Team at Samsung SDS before joining the GTC. Dr. Kim has been serving in various advisory roles such as being a trainer, a reviewer and an expert panelist for international cooperation organizations.