CSIS Korea Chair Senior Policy Group Roundtable Opening Remarks by Governor Kim Moon-soo
Governor Kim Moon-soo is a long-time politician of the ruling Saenuri Party. He has served as the governor of Gyeonggi Province for the past eight years. Before becoming governor, he served in the National Assembly as a three-term lawmaker representing Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province. Being a former labor and democratic activist, Governor Kim is regarded as one of the few leaders in Korea who stresses the importance of both inter-Korean exchange and North Korean human rights issue. In 2012, Governor Kim ran in the ruling party's presidential primary to challenge then party leader and now current President Park Geun-hye, ultimately placing second in that race. Governor Kim earned his B.A. in business administration from Seoul National University.