Okju Jeong joined GGGI’s Office of Thought Leadership in January 2017 as a Principal Specialist. Prior to this she served as Principal Urban Development Specialist, Rwanda Country Representative and Senior Program Manager with GGGI. With a multi-disciplinary background, she has a broad range of professional experience working on territorial and urban development strategies, national infrastructure planning and secondary city development, climate resilient and low carbon city, GIS and smart city, urban regeneration and economic competitiveness, decentralized governance and local finance, with direct on-the-ground experience in countries across Asia, Africa and Europe.
Prior to GGGI, she worked for the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea as Assistant Secretary for Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs, and Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) as Research Fellow. She has consulted for the World Bank, the OECD and Vivendi (Veolia) Environment. She holds a doctorate and DEA in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Paris-IV-Sorbonne, and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University.