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Office of the Director-General
Gi Hyung Keum, Director-General
  • Oversees the operation of ICHCAP's four offices
    Office of Strategic Development, Office of
    Planning and Management, Office of Information and
    Research, and Office of Cooperation and Networking
  • Participates as a non-voting member of ICHCAP's Governing Board
  • Takes part in ICHCAP's Executive Committee
+82 063 230 9701 ghkeum@
Office of Strategic Development
Seong-Yong Park, Assistant Director General of ICHCAP and Director, Office of Strategic Development
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Strategic Development
+82 063 230 9703 sypark@
Programme Development Team (TFT)
Gyuri Bak, Section Chief
  • Directing Programme Development Task Force Team
  • Project on ICH SDG case studies
  • Develop New Programme (ODA project)
  • Operation on ICHCAP Advisory Committee
+82 063 230 9710 sunflower@
Michael Peterson, Programme Specialist
  • Publishing ICH Plus (ICHCAP's e-Newsletter)
  • Managing SNS
  • English Editing
  • Operation on PR Sub-Committee
+82 063 230 9713 michael@
Yunsuk Jang, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Publishing ICH Courier
  • Northeast Asia ICH Cooperation Project
  • Living Heritage Series Publication
  • Silk Road ICH Project
+82 063 230 9712 fh16yj@
Office of Planning and Management
Boyoung Cha, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of the Office of Planning and Management
+82 063 230 9720 by.cha@
Milee Choi, Programme Specialist
  • Human resources management
  • UNESCO and Member States cooperation
  • Governing board meeting
  • Staff training
+82 063 230 9721 milee.choi@
Soyoung Min, Programme Specialist
  • Accounting and salary management
  • UNESCO Category II Centres Cooperation
  • Information disclosure
  • Anti-corruption and general affairs
+82 063 230 9722 soyoung@
Hyeonju Song, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Staff duty management
  • Executive committee meeting
  • Regulation and bylaws management
  • Office property management
+82 063 230 9702 hyeonju.song@
JungSeon Lim, Programme Specialist
  • Maternity Leave
Office of Information and Research
Sun-Bok Choi, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of the Office of Information and Research
+82 063 230 9730 csb0407@
Min Yung Jung, Programme Specialist
  • ichLinks project operation and networking
  • ICH Video Production Project
  • ICH & ICT Project
  • Publishing ICH & Society Series
+82 063 230 9731 minyoung@
Sangmook Park, Programme Specialist
  • Developing ichLinks system
  • Managing ODA schemes under the Office
  • Supervising donation collection
+82 063 230 9732 mook@
Jinhee Oh, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Supporting Digitization of ICH-related Analogue Materials
  • Supporting ICH Events & Festivals
  • Publishing ICH Books and Series
  • Promoting ichLinks
+82 063 230 9734 ojh@
Jae-wang Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Building database for ichLinks
  • Supervising ICHCAP website and its maintenance
  • Managing information security
+82 063 230 9736 tm595@
Jina Choi, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Developing content and web services for ichLinks
  • Supporting ICH event(Heritage Korea 2020)
+82 063 230 9733 jachoi@
Office of Cooperation and Networking
Weonmo Park, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Cooperation and Networking
+82 063 230 9740 pweonmo@
Min Jung Kim, Programme Specialist
  • ICH School Network
  • World Forum for ICH
  • ICH Associate Expert Program
+82 063 230 9741 mjkim@
Minji Kim, Programme Specialist
  • Maritime ICH networks
  • Implementing ORF for the Convention
  • Developing ICH MOOC
  • Assisting ICH network in Northeast Asia
  • Assisting ICH School Network
+82 063 230 9742 orangeminji@
Boram Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Higher education network(APHEN-ICH)
  • ICH network in Northeast Asia
  • ICH network in the Pacific
  • Assisting 2020 ICH NGO conference
  • Assisting Maritime ICH networks
+82 063 230 9743 boram@
Jinyoung Seo, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • UNESCO capacity-building workshops
  • 2020 ICH NGO conference
  • Community Exchange of Tug-of-War
  • Asia Media Exchange Program
+82 063 230 9744 jseo0420@
Minkyoung Yun, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • World Forum for ICH
  • Assisting higher education network
  • Assisting ICH School Network
  • Assisting network to integrate ICH in TVET
+82 063 230 9746 mkyun@
Bernidick Bryan Hosmillo, International Intern
  • Assisting Office Projects
+82 063 230 9747 bryhos@
WHIPC Preparatory Office
Deok-soon Kim, Section Chief
  • Supervising overall operation of the establishment works of World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation Centre
 +82 063 230 9750 1969kds@
Haeree Shim, Project Consultant
  • Research on Establishment of Medium and Long-term Development Strategy of WHIPC
  • Government, Congress, Media Cooperation
  • 2021 Heritage Interpretations Programs and Projects
+82 063 230 9751 hrshim@
Nayeon Lee, Project Consultant
  • Articles of Association, Board of Directors Regulations, Executive Committee Regulations
  • World Heritage and Heritage Interpretations Research and Information
  • Budget and Accounting
+82 063 230 9752 ny.lee@
Soobeen Cho, Project Consultant
  • WHIPC Advisory Committee
  • World Heritage Institutions and Professionals Information
  • Public Relations and Corporate Identity
+ 82 063 230 9753 soobeen@

Governing Board

Board Members

The governing board meets at an annual governing board meeting and occasionally through extra-ordinary sessions to accomplish the following:

  • approve our long-term and medium-term programs
  • approve our annual work plan and budget
  • examine our annual reports
  • issue rules and regulations and determine our financial, administrative, and personnel management procedures
  • decide on regional and international organizations’ participation in our work
Jae-suk Chung
Administrator, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Himalchuli Gurung
Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Beijing Office
Ki Suk Ko
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Eun Ji Seo
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affair, Republic of Korea
Keiji Matsumura
President, National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Japan
Ling Zhang
Director, Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, China
Kwangho Kim
Secretary-General, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Republic of Korea
Gi Hyung Keum
Director-General, ICHCAP, Republic of Korea
Mun-seok Kim(Auditor)
Certified Public Accountant, Nexia Samduk Corporation, Republic of Korea

Executive Committee

Committee Members
Ki Suk Ko
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration
Eun Ji Seo
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Yeon-soo Kim
Director-General, National Intangible Heritage Center
Ok-sub Jin
President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
Shin Tak-geun
Chairperson, Korea Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee
Gi Hyung Keum
Director-General, ICHCAP