Heenam Choi has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) since March of 2018. He is also Chairman of the Board.
Prior to joining KIC, Mr. Choi served as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund from Republic of Korea representing 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director at the World Bank Group (WBG) of the Asian Pacific Constituency.
He has held various positions at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance including Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Director General of the International Finance, Director General of the International Financial Cooperation, Director of International Financial Policy Division, and Director of Foreign Exchange Market Division.
He also served as Director General of the Policy Strategy Bureau at the Presidential Committee of the G20 Summit, playing a crucial role in assisting the chairman group at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting and addressing global issues including IMF reforms.
Previously he was Assistant Secretary to the President for Finance and Economic Affairs at the President’s office, and worked at the IMF as Alternate Executive Director (2011) and at the World Bank as Advisor (1999-2003).
Mr. Choi earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from Hanyang University in Korea.