Yeonman Jeong

  • Senior Advisor
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Yeonman Jeong is a senior advisor at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Jeong has been advising clients mainly on environment. He passed the National Higher Civil Service Examination on Government Administration in 1982 and had been in the public office for about 33 years. He worked at the Environmental Office, Environment Department, Ministry of Environment, and is currently teaching at major Korean universities as a visiting professor.

During his tenure at the Ministry of Environment, where he served as vice-minister, Mr. Jeong was perceived as the expert in the environment area, having undertaken significant positions including a director, director general and deputy minister of the department. He uses his extensive and practical experience to solve various accidents and issues. He has a clear insight in understanding and grasping the environmental sight and its problems. Based on his knowledge and experience, he is currently providing extensive advice on environmental matters.

Representative Experience

2019-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2017-2019 Advisor, Economic Regulatory Administration Consulting (ERAC)
2013-2016 Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment
2011-2013 Deputy Minister, Planning and Coordination Office, Ministry of Environment
2009-2011 Director General, Nature Conservation Bureaue, Ministry of Environment
2008-2009 Director General, Resource Circulation Bureau, Ministry of Environment
2007-2008 Administrator, Geum River Basin Environmental Office, Ministry of Environment
2006-2007 Director, Promotion Management Office, Ministry of Environment
2004-2006 Director General, Water Quality Conservation Bureau, Ministry of Environment
2002-2004 Deputy Minister, Planning and Coordination Office, Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development
1996-2002 Director, Air Quality Division, Environment Assessment Division, Environment Preservation Division, Water Quality Policy Division, General Affairs Department, Ministry of Environment
1995-1996 Director, Environment Management Division, Prime Minister's Office
1994-1995 Judge, Water Quality Policy Division, Ministry of Environment
1983-1994 Board of National Unification, Environmental Office, Environment Department, Ministry of Environment
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2018-2019 President, The Korea Society of Environmental Restoration Technology
2016-2019 Visiting Professor, Ewha Womans University
2016 Visiting Professor, Sungkyunkwan University & Hanseo University

Representative Matters

Advice on and support for the enactment and amendment of environment-related laws and regulations, including the Clean Air Conservation Act and the Wastes Control Act
Advice to power generation companies on the environment-related regulations, such as greenhouse gas emission trading system and fuel-related regulations
Advice on a number of car manufacturers on the greenhouse gas emission verification system, etc
Advice to chemical and oil companies on the compliance with chemical-and environment-related laws and regulations


2001 Dong-A University (Ph.D.)
2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.P.A.)
1988 Seoul National University (M.P.A.)
1983 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Order of Service Merit (Red Stripes, 2008)
Presidential Citation (1992)