Ki-Seop Moon

Ki-Seop Moon

Senior Advisor



From 1990 to 2018, Mr. Ki-Seop Moon served as deputy-minister of employment policy, standing commissioner of Central Labor Relations Commission (Secretary-General), director-general of HR Policy in Aged Society, director-general of employment services, director-general of Industrial Accident Prevention & Compensation, head of Daejeon District Employment and Labor Administration, labor standards team leader, director of industrial safety etc. within the Ministry of Labor & Employment of Republic of Korea.

At the Ministry of Labor & Employment, he introduced the industrial accident prevention premium system which linked risk assessment and safety training with industrial accident insurances, installed major industrial accident prevention center for the prevention of chemical accidents, implemented basic safety training for construction workers, etc. and focused on other services for purposes of encouraging corporates to voluntarily secure safety standards. Mr. Moon also facilitated and supported youth, the elderly and disabled by establishing and enforcing comprehensive employment plans and installing the employment welfare plus center.

After leaving the Ministry of Labor & Employment, he served as executive director of HRD Division of KCCI(Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry), responsible for the development of site-specific technical workforce.

  • 1988Korea University, College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences Department
  • 1990Seoul National University, Graduate School of Administration, Administrative Department (Master’s Degree)
  • 1996U.K., University of Warwick, MBA, Labor Relations (Master’s Degree)
  • 2014Kyunghee University, College of Management, Management Consulting Department (Ph.D.)
Professional Career
  • 2021-PresentSenior Advisor, Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2018-2020Executive Director, HRD Division, Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • 2017-2018Standing Commissioner and Secretary-General, Central Labor Relations Commission
  • 2016-2017Deputy-Minister of Employment Policy, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2015-2016Director-General of Human Resources Policy in Aged Society, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2014-2015Director-General of Employment Services Policy, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2011-2013Director-General of Industrial Accident Prevention and Compensation, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2010-2011Head of Daejeon District Employment and Labor Administration, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2009Spokesperson, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2004-2009Director at Industrial Safety Division/ Division of Employment of Disabled/ Labor Standards Division/ Youth Employment Strategy Division/ Safety Policy Division, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 2001-2004Application officer, International Labor Standards Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • 2001Head of Chuncheon District Employment and Labor Office
  • 2000Employment Team Leader, Division of Better Life Quality, Presidential Secretariat
  • 1990-2000Labor Mediation Division/ International Cooperation Division/ Training Policy Division/ Employment Policy Division, Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • 1988Passed the 32nd Public Administration Examination
  • Administrative Agent, 2014
  • Certified Public Labor Attorney, 2012

Korean, English

Professional Activities

  • A Study on the constructs of safety climate and safety performance, Kyunghee University, Ph.D. Thesis, 2014.2
  • Labor administration and labor inspection: Relevant international labor standards and cases in key countries, Korea Labor Institute, 2003
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2016.8Red Stripes Order of Service Merit (International Paralympics Contribution)
  • 1997.3Presidential Award (Obtaining OECD Membership Contribution)

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