Kyu Chang Ko
Mr. Kyu Chang Ko is the Head of Office of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), which is an integral part of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
Since his appointment on 1 September 2022, he has been dedicated to contributing to strengthening public administration capacities in developing Member States to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Ko was the Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety of the Government of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Ko also held various senior positions including Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs of North Chungcheong Province and Deputy Minister positions for Planning and Coordination and for Local Fiscal and Economic Policy of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.
During his 32 years of experience with the Government of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Ko contributed to digital government innovation, open government and public service innovation. Mr. Ko has a Doctorate degree in Administration from Kyung Hee University and a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degrees in Public Administration from Seoul National University.