SungWook Joh

Job Title Chairman
Current Employer Korea Fair Trade Commission

SungWook Joh was appointed as Chairperson of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) in September 2019. Before joining the KFTC, she has served as a professor at Seoul National University Business School since September 2005.

She evaluated and advised on government policies regarding competition, corporate governance and chaebols while working for the Korea Development Institute from 1997 to 2003. She also served as a non-standing commissioner for the Securities and Futures Commission under the Financial Services Commission and a member of the Advisory Committee of Competition Policy under the KFTC.

She graduated from Seoul National University, Korea (BA, Economics) and Harvard University, USA (PhD, Economics). She was a visiting scholar at International Monetary Fund in 2008 and a visiting research fellow at Development Bank of Japan in 2004.