Kunil Hwang, a Korean national, is the Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papa New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu since November 1, 2018.
Mr. Hwang has had a long career at the Ministry of Economic and Finance (MOEF) in Korea where he served in high-level positions, most recently as Deputy Minister for International Affairs. Mr. Hwang also served as Director General, International Financial Policy Bureau; Chief Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of MOEF; Director General, Planning and Coordination Office; Director, International Finance Bureau; Director, Economic Cooperation Bureau; Deputy Director, International Finance Bureau; and Deputy Director, Economic Policy Bureau.
Mr. Hwang worked in Washington, DC at the Embassy of Korea in the capacity of Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs; and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UK, as Economist in the Chief Economist Office.
Mr. Hwang received his Master in Economics from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States, and his Master in Economic Policy-Making from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.