The Secretariat is hosted by WeGO's President City Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Secretariat staff consists of recruited professionals and public employees of Seoul and other member cities who are seconded to the Secretariat.
The Secretariat's main mission is to serve WeGO members well. Please feel free to contact the Secretariat anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the button below with any questions, requests or comments about WeGO!
Secretary General: Dr. Young-sook Nam
Dr. Young-sook Nam is the Secretary General of WeGO. Prior to joining WeGO, she was a Professor at Ewha Womans University’s Graduate School of International Studies and held senior-level positions in the Korean government and international organizations abroad. As the Director of ICT Investment & Cooperation at the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Korea, she oversaw the Ministry’s global ICT cooperation, with the primary purpose of bridging the global digital divide through development assistance in the ICT sector. At MIC, she played an instrumental role in overseeing the establishment of IT Cooperation Centers in Mexico and Chile and operated Information Access Centers in a number of developing countries. Dr. Nam also gained vast experience in policy making, international cooperation, and sustainable development in her previous posts at Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MOFAT), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and International Labor Office (ILO). Dr. Nam received her Ph.D. in International Development from Stanford University.
Program Officer: Mr. Earl Burgos
Earl is an honor graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and has extensive and varied marketing, communications, and website management experience. In the Philippines, Earl started his own online clothing business, hosted a variety of shows for a well-known music channel, and served as an intern for the Korean Cultural Center in Manila. At WeGO, Earl has helped put up forums with renowned international organizations like the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and developed capacity building programs for WeGO members. He likes singing, watching movies, and eating good food.
Program Officer: Mr. Tony Levero
Tony is a recent graduate of the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies and hails from Baltimore, USA. He studied international development and cooperation and is eager to contribute at WeGO. He previously interned at the United Nations Development Programme Seoul Policy Centre. Tony has lived in three countries and in his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, rooting for his hometown sports teams, and looking at pictures of places where he hopes to travel.
Program Officer: Mr. Andrew Lim
With a holistic background in a vast array of fields such as sustainability, ICT, international relations, international organization and security, along with his graduate degree at Yonsei University, Andrew aims to utilize his comprehensive knowledge for the advancement of the quality of life through digitization. His previous professional experience includes conducting research under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), and focused on providing evidence-based research to assist in tobacco control policies. He has also worked with World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to assist in its mission in Korea. Other professional experience includes a regular corner at the 101.3 TBS eFM radio station, post-production editing, and teaching. He is an avid reader of the Economist, especially the science and technology section and is a fervent advocate of a healthy lifestyle through an effective regimental diet and exercise.
Administrative Director: Mr. Hyuck Young Kwon
Mr. Kwon is a seconded officer from the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG). As having lived in Seoul his whole life, he is devoted to serving his hometown as an exemplary civil officer. In his 14-year career at SMG, he has worked in various divisions like the External Cooperation Division and the Eco-Friendly Meal Division, among others. He dreams of seeing his family live in a happy and peaceful environment, thus he works hard in making Seoul and worldwide cities in the WeGO network a better place to live.
|Administrative Officer: Mr. Johnny Lee|
Prior to being seconded to WeGO, Johnny worked in Seoul’s Human Resource Development Division, and more recently, the Seoul Station 7017 project, the green transformation of the Seoul Station Overpass, which he believes will serve as the most beautiful landmark in Seoul when completed and will help revive the local economy. Outside of work, he likes to explore the great outdoors.
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