Dave H. Kim serves in the Office of the Director-General as Governance Lead and Special Advisor to the President & Chair. As Governance Lead, Dave oversees governance organs and governance bureaus. As Special Advisor, he provides substantive support to the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council, currently the Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to joining GGGI, Dave was in the private sector for nearly a decade working on workflow streamlining, tech startup acceleration, and online branding with the Samsung Economic Research Institute and the Amicus Group. Prior to the private sector, he was a researcher focusing on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, inter-Korea relations, and East Asia security issues with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS).
Dave holds an MA in International Policy Studies and a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies from MIIS, as well as a BA in Political Science from James Madison University. He is fluent in English and Korean.