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    Sohn Byungdoo, Vice Chairman

  • Sohn Byungdoo was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) on May 24, 2019. Mr. Sohn concurrently holds chairmanship of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), a deliberative body responsible for ensuring transparency and fairness in capital markets. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman, he served as Secretary General of the FSC.

    Since he joined the government in 1990, Mr. Sohn served in key government posts in charge of economic and financial policy. In the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), he assumed important posts for international financial affairs: Director of International Financial Institutional Division; Exchange Policy Division and International Finance Division; and Director General of G20 Policy Bureau. Since he joined the FSC in 2013 as Director General of Public Funds Oversight Committee, he extended his expertise into domestic financial policy as well, assuming key positions including Director General of Banking and Insurance Bureau and Financial Policy Bureau; and Standing Commissioner.

    Mr. Sohn received a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1987 and a master’s in Public Administration in 1993 from Seoul National University. He went on to earn his master’s degree in economics in 1997 and Ph.D degree in 2000 from Brown University.