Jin Yung Woo

Mr. Jin Yung WOO was appointed Adviser on Tourism and Culture to the Secretary-General of UNWTO in December 2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Woo served as a government official at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST), for more than 30 years in various areas related to culture and tourism, mostly in South Korea and the United States of America.

Mr. Woo has successively served as Consul of Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles; Director of Korean Cultural Service New York; Spokesman and Director-General of Cultural Policy Department at the MCST; Chief Executive of the National Library of Korea; and Director of the Korean Culture and Information Service.

Mr. Woo has studied in the UK, earning an M.A. in Art Policy and Management at the City University, and also obtained a doctor's degree in Engineering in IT Policy and Management at Soong-sil University, Korea.