Professor Jaewan Bahk from Sungkyunkwan University served as Minister of Strategy and Finance (from 2011 to 2013) and Minister of Employment and Labor (from 2010 to 2011) in Korea.
He also worked for President Lee Myung-bahk as Senior Secretary to the President for National Vision, Agenda and Strategy (from 2008 to 2010) and as Senior Secretary to the President for Political Affairs (in 2008). He was a memebr of the 17th National Assembly (from 2004 to 2008) an chief of staff to the president of Grand National Party (from 2006 to 2008) in Korea. Professor Bahk graduated from the economics department of Seoul National University and earned his MPP and Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Currently, he is dean of Graduate School of Governance and president of Social Sciences Research Institute both at Sungkyunkwan University. In addition, he is in charge of the presidency of Hansun Foundation for Peace & Prosperity of the Korean Peninsula, a private think-tank.