President and Chief Executive Officer
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power
Mr Kim began his career at Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in 1972 and became a Senior Vice President of KHNP after it was founded as a separate entity from KEPCO. Since 2007, he has served as President and CEO of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), where his work has focused on building a nuclear safety culture and promoting nuclear technology self-reliance such as the OPR1000 and APR1400 reactor designs. With about 40 years of experience in nuclear power generation, he has played a major role in the complete history of Korea's nuclear power development.
Mr Kim received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University in 1972 and a master's degree in business administration from Ajou University in 2008. He was also the recipient of a Doctor Honoris Causa from Soongsil University in 2008.
In 2008, Mr. Kim was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honour for his outstanding contribution to nuclear industry cooperation between Korea and France. He also received the WNA Achievement Award in 2009. He has served as Chairman of WANO Tokyo Center Governing Board since 2010. He is a member of the board of the World Nuclear Association and a member of the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute.