Located in WeGO’s President City Seoul, the Secretariat serves WeGO members and primarily performs the following functions to provide administrative support to and implement the decisions of WeGO.
WHAT WE DO
Promote WeGO through diverse communication channels
Manage WeGO members and regional offices and attract new members
Form partnerships and expand the WeGO Network
Provide organizational support for all WeGO meetings
Manage the election for titled positions and the executive Committee
Devise an annual plan, prepare reports and the budget, and raise funds
Design and Implement WeGO projects and programs
Perform research and analysis on e-Goverment best practices and trends
Before his appointment to WeGO, Secretary General Kyong-yul Lee served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Angola, Director General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Minister Counselor at the Korean Embassy in Warsaw, and Counselor at the Korean Embassy in Washington DC. He was also in charge of trade, investment, and official development assistance at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. SG Lee played a key role in the establishment of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and in Korea’s accession to the OECD in 1996.
Worked as a research officer in the Development Cooperation Division at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance in the Republic of Korea. Served in the Inter-Korean Policy Division of the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Master of Development Policy from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Korea)
Graduate Program in INSEEC Grandes Ecole (France)
BA in Journalism and International Studies from Ewha Womans University (Korea)
Worked in the Global Project Department at TG Ltd. as an E-Government consultant, focusing on ICT policy analysis and development, public administration automation, and government technology adoption. In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Mascom Telecom, coordinated m-Health programs for patients at the Princess Marina Hospital and Baylor Children’s Clinical Center of Excellence in Gaborone, Botswana.
MPH in Health Demography from Seoul National University (Korea)
BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Davidson College (USA)
Worked in the Department of Global Sales at CJ CheilJedang. Researched inter-Korean relations and unification issues at the UniKorea Foundation. Interpreted for KOTRA Sofia, the Korea Foundation, and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Korea. Worked in the Department of Political and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria. Assisted in European affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
MA in International Trade, Finance and Management from Yonsei University (Korea)
BAs in Korean Studies and Public Administration from Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Worked as a researcher at the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in the Republic of Korea. Researched for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).
MSc Development Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
BS Economics, BA Spanish Language and Literature from Korea University (Korea)
Worked as an international communications assistant at the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights. Assisted in political affairs at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea. Served in the political and economic sections at the Embassy of Sweden to the Republic of Korea.
MA in International Security from Sciences Po (France)
Exchange Program at Yonsei University (Korea)
BA in Political Science from Sciences Po (France)
Instructed and coached at Elite Language Institute in the Republic of Korea. Assisted in social media management at MRM//McCann in Shanghai, China. Worked as a research and strategic planning intern at Leo Burnett Worldwide in Shanghai, China.
BA in Advertising (Journalism Department) from Fudan University (China)
Exchange Program in Mass Communication at Oklahoma State University (US)
Worked as a communications assistant for the Live Lebanon project at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon. Coordinated marketing and sales at Boston Moves Real Estate. Researched for LifeCanvas Technologies.
MS in Public Relations from Boston University (US)
BA in English Language and Literature, Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication from Korea University (Korea)
Owned fashion brand Flipped Tanks. Worked at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. Presented as an announcer for MYX Philippines. Served as president of the Children’s Museum and Library, Inc. in the Philippines.
BS in Business Management from Ateneo De Manila University (Philippines)
Exchange Program in International Business at Yonsei University (Korea)