Jun Dong Kim

Jun Dong Kim

Senior Advisor



Mr. Jun Dong Kim is a senior advisor at Shin & Kim.

Prior to joining the firm and for 30 years, Mr. Kim served in various high-ranking positions within the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (“MOTIE”).

In particular, Mr. Kim led industrial policy-making efforts for a number of sectors, including automotive, shipbuilding, machinery, and bio-health among others.

With respect to the energy sector, Mr. Kim’s experience and expertise ranges from electric power, nuclear energy to renewable energy and overseas resource development. Further, as Deputy Minister of Energy and Resource, he established the Second Master Plan for National Energy and the Sixth Basic Plan on Electricity Demand and Supply.

Regarding trade, Mr. Kim resided in Brussels for three years as a commercial attaché of the Korea Mission to the EU from 2003 to 2006. Upon his return to Korea and to MOTIE in 2006, Mr. Kim took charge of the Korea-US FTA negotiation.

Mr. Kim also held various key positions within the Korean government, including serving as the Deputy Secretary to the President, Spokesperson for MOTIE, and as the Senior Policy Coordinator for the National Assembly of Korea.

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Kim served as the Secretary General of the National Research Foundation (“NRF”).

Before joining Shin & Kim, Mr. Kim served as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“KCCI”), which is the largest and oldest business organization in South Korea (composed of 73 regional chambers, representing approximately 200,000 member companies).

  • 1992Seoul National University (M.A. in Political Administration)
  • 2001University of Missouri, U.S.A (Ph.D. in Economics)
  • 1985Seoul National University (B.A. in Political Science)
Professional Career
  • 2020-PresentSenior Advisor, Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2017-2020Executive Vice Chairman, Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • 2015-2017Secretary General, National Research Foundation
  • 2014-2015Deputy Minister of Planning & Coordination, MOTIE
  • 2013-2014Deputy Minister of Energy & Resources Policy, MOTIE
  • 2012Director General of Energy & Climate Change Policy, MOTIE
  • 2011-2012Director General of Industrial Policy, MOTIE
  • 2010-2011Director General of Emerging Industry, MOTIE
  • 2009-2010Spokesperson, MOTIE
  • 2008-2009Deputy Secretary, President for Knowledge Economy
  • 2007-2008Director, Industrial Technology policy Div., MOTIE
  • 2006-2007Director, FTA Div., MOTIE
  • 2003-2006Commercial Attache. Mission to the EU(Belgium), MOTIE
  • 2001-2003Director, e-Business promotion Div., MOTIE
  • 2001Director, Industrial Deregulation T/F., MOTIE
  • 2001Director, Trade of Steel & Shipbuilding T/F., MOTIE
  • 1996-1998Director, Personnel Div., MOTIE
  • 1985-1996Assistant Director, Industrial Promotion Div., Automobile and Shipbuilding Div., etc, MOTIE
  • 1984The 28th National Exam. for Senior Governmental Officials

Korean, English, Japanese

Professional Activities

  • We should not be hasty regarding the future electric vehicle market, monthly “EV Magazine” Vol. 04, Oct. 2020
  • "Int’l Evidence: Relationship among Underground Economy Political Regime and Economic Growth” (2001)
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2009Red Stripes Order of Service Merit

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