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Chang Yong Rhee

Bank of Korea
Rhee, Chang Yong currently serves as the Governor of the Bank of Korea and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Mr. Rhee has accumulated more than 30 years of professional experience as an economist, financial advisor, and academic, attesting to his extensive knowledge and expertise in these fields. Prior to assuming his current role on April 21, 2022, Mr. Rhee served as the Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he oversaw the Fund's work across the region. Before joining the IMF in February 2014, he was the Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr. Rhee has also held several high-profile positions in the Korean government, including serving as the Secretary General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G20 Seoul Summit, as well as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Korea. In addition to his public service career, Mr. Rhee was a Professor of Economics at Seoul National University and an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. He has been an active policy advisor to the Korean government, including to the Office of the President and to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as to the Bank of Korea and to other institutions. Mr. Rhee has published extensively on macroeconomics and financial economics, as well as on the Korean economy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and an undergraduate honors degree in economics from Seoul National University.