Mr. Kyung Wook HUR
Ambassador Hur served as Korean Vice-Minister of Strategy and Finance before being appointed as the head of the Korean Delegation to the OECD. After serving as Deputy Minister for International Affairs in the Ministry of Finance in 2007, Mr. Hur was appointed Secretary to the President for the National Agenda in 2008. Beginning in 1979, Mr. Hur spent most of his 30-year career in the Ministry of Finance apart from one year at the Ministry of Planning and Budgeting as Director General in charge of economic ministries budget and a 9-year stint in different international financial institutions. During his career at the Ministry of Finance he filled various positions from Director General of the International Bureau in 2006 to Chief of Staff in 2005. He also carried out negotiations with the IMF during the Asian financial crisis when he was Director of the International Financial Institutions Division in 1997. Mr. Hur’s international career began when he held a post as a Young Professional at the World Bank in 1988 and subsequently as Investment Officer at the IFC. He returned to the World Bank as a Task Manager in the China Department between 1994 and 1997. He also worked at the IMF as a Senior Economist between 2001 and 2004. Mr. Hur received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Seoul University and completed an MBA in 1988 from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was also awarded a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) certificate in 1999.
Ambassador Hur was born in Seoul, Korea, on 14 August 1955.
Kyung Wook Hur took up his duties as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD on 14 May 2010.
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