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 as an Account Manager at Marlocor–Shanghai MLC Business Consulting Co. Ltd., assisting Spanish private enterprises and government organizations to expand their business operations in China. Worked in the Marketing Department at Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai, and was active at the Spanish Desk of the firm.
MA in Public Policy from KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Korea)
BA in Business Administration and Management from Comillas Pontifical University (Spain)
Exchange Program at Shanghai International Studies University (China)
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)
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)
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 an in charge of public relations and supported ODA(Official development assistance) projects at KOICA Kenya office, Created visual contents for promotion and managed Social media channels in the marketing team at travel-related startups.
BA in International Trade from Dongguk University (Korea)
Exchange Program at Saitama University (Japan)
Served as an Analyst, mainly concerned with smart city-related topics, at the Penang Institute in Malaysia. Appointed by the Penang State Government as a Committee Member to contribute ideas towards smart city-related public policies in facilitating the integration of municipal services with smart technologies. Received the POSCO Asia Fellowship, and was selected as a Young Ambassador by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) to foster friendships among China, Japan, and Korea and exchange ideas in facilitating the trilateral relations.
MA in International Studies from Korea University (Korea)
BA (Hons) majored in International & Strategic Studies from University of Malaya (Malaysia)