Chairman Message

I would like to welcome and thank you for visiting the website of IGE

Since its inception in 1993, IGE has been bringing in leading global scholars and thinkers, top policymakers of major countries and multilateral institutions, global business leaders, and prominent journalists from around the world to share their views and insights on the rapidly changing global economic and security environment through a variety of forums and research programs. IGE’s activities have been widely appreciated by the Korean audience, especially policymakers and business leaders.

As we witnessed through the recent global financial and economic crisis, the global economic environment today is changing even faster, heightening uncertainties around the world. In this context, IGE will continue to play its critical role in helping Korean policymakers and corporate leaders better cope with emerging global challenges.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation to those who have given generous support for the IGE’s mission. Please also allow me to inform you that, effective January 1, 2019, I have assumed the position of Chairman & CEO, succeeding Dr. SaKong Il who will continue to be active as Founder & Chairman Emeritus of IGE.

I very much look forward to your continued cooperation and active support.


Chairman & CEO Jun Kwang-woo

Institute for Global Economics