Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the ITF
Before becoming ITF Secretary-General, Dr Kim distinguished himself in the civil service of his native Korea, serving as Director-General in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). As Deputy Director-General from 2015, he was responsible for co-ordinating various transport policies including for autonomous vehicles, greenhouse gas reduction, urban transport, Intelligent Transport Systems and road safety, among others.
Dr Kim also held several Deputy Director and Director positions with responsibility for housing welfare, integrated city development and overseas infrastructure construction. He was seconded to the Prime Minister's Commission on Administrative Reform in 1996 and the Presidential Committee on Social Inclusion in 2005-07. From 2010 to 2014, Dr Kim worked at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C., as Counsellor for Construction, Transport and Maritime Affairs.
Dr Kim earned Master's degrees in Public Policy from Seoul National University, Korea, and in Urban Studies from Paris University de Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France. He also received his Doctoral degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris, France.
Dr Kim speaks fluent English, French and some Spanish, in addition to his native Korean.
Mission to Canada and the United States (Canada, United States)
27 - 29 November
ITF at COP28 (United Arab Emirates)
1 - 11 December
2024 ITF Annual Consultation on Gender and Transport (France)
30 January 2024
Consultation on ITF's Transport Research Programme of Work 2024-2025 (France)
30 January 2024
ITF Consultation on the Summits 2024 and 2025 (France)
31 January 2024