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Young Tae Kim

International Transport Forum (OECD)



Young Tae Kim is the Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF). He was elected by the transport ministers of ITF member countries at their annual summit in June 2017 and took office in August 2017. Prior to his election as ITF Secretary-General, Dr. Kim distinguished himself in the civil service of his native Korea, most recently serving as Director-General in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Kim worked in Washington, D.C., as Counsellor for Construction, Transport and Maritime Affairs at the Korean Embassy. He received his Doctorate degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy from the Institut d'Etudes Politique Paris.

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