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Youngjae Ryu

Young-jae Ryu

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Chief Executive Officer
South Korea
Current employer

Youngjae RYU is the founder and CEO of Sustinvest, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) advisory firm in Korea. Prior to working for Sustinvet, he worked for a number of securities companies as an analyst. Sustinvest works with asset owners, investment managers and governmental institutions, helping them integrate ESG factors into their investment and management decisions.

He is a thought leader on responsible investment and corporate social responsibility issues and regularly appears in the Korean media. Youngjae sits on the board of Korean Sustainable Investment forum (KoSIF). He is the member of a steering committee of Korea Investment Corporation(KIC). He used to sit on the advisory council for a number of governmental committees such as National Economic Advisory Council for Korean President, Financial Development Council under FSC. He is the founding member and the first chairman of The Korea Corporate Governance Forum (KCGF).

He used to work for KAIST business School as a visiting professor. Youngjae holds BA and MA degrees from Hanyang University in Korea and MBA degree from Ashridge Business School in the UK.

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