Jeyoon Shin

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Jeyoon Shin passed the National Higher Civil Service Examination on Government Administration with the highest score in 1980. Starting his career as a public official at the Ministry of Finance in 1981, Mr. Shin held many key posts there, gaining experience in all banking and financial fields. He is considered as one of the best professionals with extensive expertise encompassing not only the domestic financial system, particularly related to banking, securities, and insurance, but also the international financial system related to, among others, foreign exchange and trade.

In the 2005 negotiations over the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Mr. Shin served as chief delegate of Korea for the financial service sector. During the 2008 global financial crisis, he succeeded in establishing currency swap arrangements with US, Japan, and China, thereby making a crucial contribution to Korea overcoming the then foreign exchange crisis. In 2010, he chaired the G20 Finance Deputies’ Meeting, where a new post-crisis financial architecture was established. He then served as the vice chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in 2011, served as first vice minister of the Ministry of Finance and Strategy from 2011 through 2013, and led the FSC as the fourth chairman from March 2013 to March 2015.

After finishing his career as a public official, Mr. Shin became the first Korean in July 2015 to serve as president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, an international organization based in Paris, France, in which his tenure continued until June 2016. From February 2017 to 2018, he worked as ambassador for international financial cooperation. Mr. Shin not only has excellent knowledge and experience in the fields of financial affairs, but also has a good network with the international organizations, foreign governments, and academia.

Representative Experience

2017-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2015-2016 President, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
2013-2015 Chairman, Financial Services Commission
2011-2013 1st Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2011 Vice Chairman, Financial Services Commission
2008-2011 Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2007 Director General, International Finance Bureau, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2007 Secretary, National Economic Affairs, Office of the President
2004-2006 Director General, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2002-2004 Director, Financial Policy Division, Ministry of Finance and Economy
2002 Director, International Finance Division, Ministry of Finance and Economy
1995-2001 Deputy Director, Financial Policy Division, Ministry of Finance and Economy
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2017-Present President, Financial Education Council
2017-2018 Ambassador, International Financial Cooperation
2005-2006 Chief, Financial Sector, US–Korea FTA


1992 Cornell University (M.A.)
1981 Seoul National University (B.A.)