Il Young Park, a Korean national is the World Bank Group Executive Director for Asia and the Pacific Constituency since November 2022.
Prior to joining the WBG Board, Mr. Park held several senior positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, including Deputy Minister for International affairs; Director General, International Economic Affairs Bureau; Director General, Development Finance Bureau; Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister; Director General, Policy Planning Bureau; Deputy Director General, Innovation and Start up Team; Director General, Trace Policy Team and Director, Job Policy Team (2017-2022).
He was also a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Asia and the Pacific Office at the International Monetary Fund (2015-2017). Earlier in his career, Mr. Park worked as Assistant Secretary to the President for International Economy, Office of the President, Republic of Korea and other various positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1994-2008/ 2012-2015).
Mr. Park graduated from Seoul National University in economics and obtained Master degree in International Development Policy from Duke University.