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 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 



Jeong Tae Kim is an award-winning Korean social entrepreneur and innovator. He is CEO and president of Merry Year Social Company, a social innovation supporting organization that provides consulting services, incubating programs and impact investing to social enterprises and innovation projects. Prior to this, he worked for the United Nations for five years, traveling to many developing countries including Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan to implement capacity-building programs on electronic/mobile government and good governance. He has studied international organizations at Korea University, and received a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School in London. Interested in addressing various social issues through innovation and entrepreneurship, he founded a social publishing company, Edit the World, in 2009, and initiated a UNESCO-certified organization, Books International, which develops locally contextualized children’s books in local languages. He is also an author of several books including a national bestseller Your Story Wins and What is Appropriate Technology?