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Office of the Director-General
Jisung Kim, Director-General
  • Directing and managing 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
+82 (0)63 230 9701
Office of Strategic Development
Deok-soon Kim, Director
  • Directing and managing the daily operation and projects of the Strategic Development Office
+82 (0)63 230 9710
Min Yung Jung, Programme Specialist
  • Organising an international conference on ASEAN-ROK cultural heritage cooperation
  • Operating working committee meetings for ASEAN-ROK cultural heritage cooperation
  • Building networks among ASEAN-related organizations
+82 (0)63 230 9711
Jae-wang Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Organising ICHCAP Advisory Meeting
  • Establishing ICHCAP Comprehensive Promotion Plan and operating the PR Subcommittee
  • Managing personal information protection affairs within the office
  • Assisting projects and administrative affairs within the office
+82 (0)63 230 9712
Seoin Lee, Project Consultant
  • Researching global ICH policy trends and publishing 「MOVE」
  • Supporting projects on ASEAN-ROK cultural heritage cooperation
  • Implementing the promotion of ICH and sustainable development project
+82 (0)63 230 9715
Euijeong Seo, Project Consultant
  • Implementing the Kyrgyz Republic ODA project
  • Operating capacity building workshop and residency programme for traditional crafts in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Building networks among organizations related to traditional crafts nationally and internationally
+82 (0)63 230 9713
Office of Planning and Management
Boyoung Cha, Director
  • Directing and managing the daily operation and projects of the Planning and Management Office
+82 (0)63 230 9720
Jung Seon Lim, Programme Specialist
  • Overseeing accounting and management
  • Supervising bidding and contract management
  • Managing salary and tax affairs
  • Implementing anti-corruption affairs
  • Operating internal system for preventing conflict of interest
+82 (0)63 230 9722
Sangmook Park, Programme Specialist
  • Managing human resources and organization matters
  • Supervising strategic planning and government cooperation
  • Managing budgetary control
  • Supervising internal audit and inspection
  • Cooperating with UNESCO and Member States
+82 (0)63 230 9721
Min Kyoung Yun, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Organizing and managing operations for the governing board and executive committee meetings
  • Managing regulations and bylaws
  • Implementing staff training and capacity-building programs
  • Operating information disclosure and personal information protection affairs
  • Working with staff welfare and general affairs
+82 (0)63 230 9723
Sailom Lee, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Assisting with accounting management
  • Managing office property and residence
  • Cooperating with affairs related to category 2 centers
  • Managing press releases
+82 (0)63 230 9724
Nanyoung Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Overseeing staff services and duties
  • Managing records and documentation
  • Acting as secretary to the Director-General
  • Assisting with UNESCO and Member States cooperation
  • Operating internal meetings
  • Cooperating with related organizations and MOU partners
+82 (0)63 230 9702
Office of Information and Research
Gyuri Bak, Director
  • Directing and managing the daily operation and projects of the Information and Research Office
+82 (0)63 230 9730
Soyoung Min, Programme Specialist
  • Producing ICH documentary series in South Asia and the Pacific
  • Collaborating with media and film festivals
  • Implementing ichLinks Content Co-creation Project
  • Operating ichLinks Content Idea Contest
+82 (0)63 230 9732
Boram Kim, Programme Specialist
  • Operating ichLinks platform and networking its partner organizations
  • Implementing ichLinks cooperation projects and organizing joint exhibition
  • Managing ichLinks’ data and archive
  • Publishing 2024, 2025 Living Heritage Series
+82 (0)63 230 9733
Digital Contents Development Team
Milee Choi, Section Chief
  • Directing and managing the daily operation and projects of the Digital Contents Development Team
  • Publishing ICH Courier
+82 (0)63 230 9731
Junhyeong Lee, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Operating website information service and social network service platforms
  • Developing promotional content (digital) and supporting ICH creators
  • Publishing ICH Plus+
  • ICH Event and Festival Support (Digital Heritage Festival, Heritage Korea)
+82 (0)63 230 9736
Jinsol Seo, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Implementing information projects and system security
  • Managing information resources (hardware/software/network systems and other computer equipments)
  • Supporting strengthening Member States’ digital capacity
+82 (0)63 230 9737
Office of Cooperation and Networking
Weonmo Park, Director
  • Directing and managing the daily operation and projects of the Cooperation and Networking Office
+82 (0)63 230 9740
Min Jung Kim, Programme Specialist
  • Operating the ICH and Education Project
  • Organizing a Sub-regional Meeting in Pacific
  • Organizing ICH NGO Conference in Asia-Pacific
+82 (0)63 230 9742
Minji Kim, Programme Specialist
  • Supporting the Overall Result Framework (ORF) for the 2003 Convention
  • Organizing a Sub-regional Meeting in East Asia
  • Operating the ICH Associate Expert Program
+82 (0)63 230 9743
Jinyoung Seo, Programme Specialist
  • Organizing a Sub-regional Meeting in South Asia
  • Operating the Higher Education Network (APHEN-ICH)
  • Operating the Public Awareness-raising Program
+82 (0)63 230 9744
Yunsuk Jang, Programme Specialist
  • Hosting the 2024 World Forum for ICH
  • Operating ICH Youth Network Project
  • Operating Tug of War Cooperation Project
  • Managing Personal Information Protection Affairs within the Office
+82 (0)63 230 9745

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
Eung-chon Choi
Administrator, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Duong Bich Hanh
Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Beijing Office
Su-hee Chae
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Kyung-A Lee
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affair, Republic of Korea
Hiroyuki Shimatani
President, National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Japan
Yanhui Zhu
Deputy Director, Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, China
Chang Hwee Nee
Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board, Singapore
Kyung-Koo Han
Secretary-General, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Republic of Korea
Ji- Sung Kim
Director-General, ICHCAP, Republic of Korea
Mun seok Kim(Auditor)
Certified Public Accountant, Nexia Samduk Corporation, Republic of Korea

Executive Committee

Committee Members
Su-hee Chae
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration
Kyung-A Lee
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hyung Soon Ahn
Director-General, National Intangible Heritage Center
Young-chang Choi
President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
Young Woon Kim
Chairperson, Korea Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee
Ji-Sung Kim
Director-General, ICHCAP