Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary
Ambassador Yoon was appointed to his current position, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the OECD, on 8 October 2015.
Starting his career at the Korean government in 1984, he has served in various offices, including the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Office of the President, and the Office of Planning and Budget. Before being appointed as OECD Ambassador, he was Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. as of 2012. He worked at the Blue House as Secretary to the President on Economic and Financial Affairs, from 2011.
At the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, he served as Director General of the Economic Policy Bureau as well as Chief of Staff to the Minister. His areas of interest include: macroeconomics, international finance, fiscal and financial sector issues, and structural reforms.
Dr. Yoon graduated from Seoul National University with
a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Public Administration. He earned his Ph.D.
in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).