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Dr. Gyeng Chul Kim

President, Korea Transport Institute

Dr. Gyeng Chul Kim is the President of The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI). He received his PhD in Transport Planning and Administration at Seoul National University in 1993 then taught graduate research courses at the Universities of Leeds and Kyoto.

His career in transport policies and management spans nearly two decades with engagement in both the public and private sectors with specific interests in public transport.The reform of bus system in Seoul in 2004 is one of his achievements, which is fundamental to success of public transport system in Korea.

Dr. Kim is currently on leave from KAIST University, where he teaches green transport policy in the Graduate School of Green Transport. Prior to joining KAIST, from 2009 to early 2011 he served as the CEO of Veolia Transport Korea, which operates Seoul Subway Line 9.