Program Officer, Korea

Jongbeom (JB) Choi serves as Program Officer for the Asia Foundation Korea Office. He assists mainly with KOICA Public Private Partnership programs; KDI’s Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation series; Northeast Asia Regional Cooperation programs including the Northeast Asia Mayor’s Forum; North Korea projects; as well as International Development Cooperation Fellowship programs for the Korea office. Before joining the Foundation in 2016, he worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS), and the ASEAN Cyber University Project Secretariat (ACU)—an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Project supported by the Korean Ministry of Education targeting members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). His research interests focus on Korea’s unification issues, as well as Asia’s political, economic, and development cooperation.

Education: Jongbeom Choi holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science & Diplomacy and Business Administration from Sungkyunkwan University, and a master’s degree in Global Economy & Strategy from the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.