Dr. Chin-Seung Chung is the Director of the APEC Climate Center (APCC) since 2010. Prior to his position at APCC, Dr. Chung was the Dean of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School. He worked at the Korea Development Institute as a Senior Research Fellow for 22 years since 1972. He also served as Deputy and Vice Minister at the Korean Ministry of Environment. While he was working at the Ministry, he was the Head Negotiator for the Korean Delegation for the Kyoto Protocol meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1997. He has also served as a member and advisor to various national committees, including the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development, the National Economic Advisory Council and the Regulatory Reform Committee.