Ms. Inhee Chung is the new Country Representative for GGGI’s Rwanda Country Office, based in Kigali as of 1 April 2019. She has nearly twenty (20) years of professional experience in the sustainability and green growth sector, with significant portion of the work dedicated to greening industries, sustainable cities development and furthering the sustainable buildings and construction agenda both regionally and globally. Since January 2013, Ms. Chung has been with GGGI, initially responsible for international cooperation, corporate strategy and policy related activities, and later as the Head of the Sustainability and Safeguards Unit where she developed and operationalized GGGI’s safeguards, gender and social development related policies and procedures. Ms. Chung also supported over 30 GGGI country programs across the globe in mainstreaming sustainability and safeguards in their programs and projects.
Prior to joining GGGI, Inhee was with a global sustainability consulting firm, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), where she led the Sustainability and Climate Change practice. At ERM, she advised the private sector on sustainable business strategies, climate risk management and improving their energy, environmental, health and safety performance.
Before ERM, Inhee spent over eight years with the United Nations Environment (UNEP), first with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada and later with the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (currently the Economy Division) based in Paris, France. At UNEP, Ms. Chung managed various projects ranging from biodiversity indicators and impact assessment, cleaner production, resource efficiency, circular economy, sustainable buildings and construction to Climate-Neutral UN initiative funded by bilateral donors and the European Commission.
Inhee grew up in both Korea and the UK, and holds degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering, Environmental Economics and Management, and Environmental Technology – Energy Policy.