Kyung-Nam Shin

Dr. Kyung-Nam (Kevin) Shin worked at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 15 years as a senior staff. As a Principal Financing Partnerships Specialist, he mobilized substantial amounts of financial resources from the public sector and the private sector. Mr. Shin developed various financing framework agreements between ADB, governments, multilateral and bilateral development banks, and international financing partners. As a Senior Financial Sector Specialist (Mission Leader), he successfully processed lots of project loans in the areas of climate technology related infrastructure financing, public resource management, financial/fiscal management, ICT/MIS, and development planning and management in South Asian countries. Mr. Shin also developed ADB’s operations manual, bank policies, and operational procedures. He advised many project teams on financial and legal issues relating to project processing, administration, capacity development, and project evaluation.

Before joining ADB, Dr. Shin worked at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) of Korea as a senior official for more than 13 years. He contributed to MOFE in the areas of international finance, official development assistance, public resource management, public accounting, and national tax. Through Dr. Shin’s professional working experiences at MOFE and ADB, he has established comprehensive networks with senior level of decision-makers at various ministries in the developing countries, international financing partners, and relevant stakeholders which are essential for him to identify, develop, and process multiple project loans in line with the needs of the developing countries.

After his work at ADB, since January 1997 until May 2020, Dr. Shin worked as a Director-General at Green Technology Center (GTC), a Korean government agency for the development of green and climate technology projects under the Ministry of Science & ICT. During his stay at GTC, he developed multiple creative green growth, climate adaption and low-carbon emission infrastructure projects in various areas including renewable energy, low carbon transport, urban solid waste management, waste water treatment, and carbon capture utilization & storage in Asian and African countries. Since July 2020 until April 2021, he worked as a Professor at Kyung Hee University. He was a member of government committees including Committee for International Development Cooperation (CIDC) under the Prime Minister’s Office and Committee for Climate Change & Environment under Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Dr. Shin is currently working as Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment & Policy Solutions Division at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a leading think-tank international organization with a mission of promoting green growth and climate resilient development for developing countries.

He has received a Bachelor Degree on Economics and a Master Degree on Public Finance at the Seoul National University. He studied law at Columbia University School of Law and obtained a Juris Doctor. He is New York State Attorney at law and Korea Authorized Public Attorney (APA).