KIM Bong-hyun 김봉현
Jeju Peace Institute
President 원장

■ ~1979 서울대학교 언어학 학사
■ ~1981 서울대학교 대학원 법학과 수료
■ ~1986 미국 일리노이주립대학교 대학원 정치학 석사
■ ~2009 동국대학교 대학원 경영학 박사


■ 1982~ 제16회 외무고시 합격
■ 1996~ 주유엔 대한민국대표부 1등서기관
■ 2000~ 외교통상부 국제연합과 과장
■ 2001~ 주유엔 대한민국대표부 참사관
■ 2002~ 주파키스탄 대한민국대사관 참사관
■ 2005~ 외교통상부 혁신인사 기획관
■ 2006~ 외교통상부 재외동포영사국 국장
■ 2008~ 주유엔 대한민국대표부 차석대사
■ 2011~ 외교통상부 다자외교조정관
■ 2013~2016 주호주 대한민국대사
■ 2018.11~ 제6대 제주평화연구원장


■ 1987 외무부 장관 표창
■ 2007 대통령 홍조근정훈장

Mr. Bong-hyun Kim passed High Diplomatic Service Examination in 1982 and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea. He served in various countries including Japan, the Russian Federation and Pakistan. He also worked at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, U.S.A. (1996-2000 and 2001-2002).
In 2000, he served as a Director, United Nations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT). During his directorship, Mr. Han Seung-soo, then-Minister of MOFAT was elected as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Thereafter, Mr. Bong-hyun Kim served in the office of the President of the UNGA as an advisor from 2001 to 2002.
His career includes Advisor to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, then-Minister of MOFAT from 2004 until 2005, Senior Director for Innovation and Personnel Management, MOFAT from 2005 until 2006 and Director-General, Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs Bureau from 2006 until 2008. He received an Order of Service Merit of the President in 2007 in honor of his dedication to his work and achievements during his tenure of the Director-General.
He served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2008 to 2011, and thereafter became Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, MOFAT in 2011. It is also notable that Mr. Bong-hyun Kim, Deputy Minister contributed to the successful election of the Republic of Korea to a member of the UN Security Council.
He also served as a Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul in 2012 in his capacity as Deputy Minister. He led the Summit to a dazzling success. He was appointed in 2013 as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Australia and served until May 2016.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Dongguk University, the Republic of Korea, in 2009.

He is married and has two daughters.