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3 July 1995

Mr. Chulsu Kim assumes WTO Deputy Director-General post

Mr. Chulsu Kim, former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, today (3 July) assumed his post as one of the Deputy Directors-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero announced the allocation of divisional responsibilities among his four Deputies:

- Mr. Anwarul Hoda: agriculture and commodities, council, market access, personnel, and rules;

- Mr. Kim: accessions, Trade Policy Review, textiles, and translation and documentation;

- Mr. Warren Lavorel: finance and general services, intellectual property and investment, legal affairs, trade in services, and trade and environment;

- Mr. Jes˙s Seade: development, economic research and analysis, external relations, statistics and information systems, and technical cooperation and training.

Note to editors:

Mr. Chulsu Kim's career in the Korean government has centred on trade policy making and international trade negotiations. Rising through the ranks, he became Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy in February 1993. In December 1994, he was appointed Ambassador for International Trade.

In his capacity as Assistant Minister, from 1984 to 1990, Dr. Kim served as the chief international trade negotiator for Korea. From 1987 to 1990, he chaired the Uruguay Round's Negotiating Group on MTN Agreements. In 1991, he was appointed president of the Korea Trade Promoation Corporation.

Mr. Kim received a degree in political science from Tufts University in 1964. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts where he earned a doctorate in political science. He subsequently taught at Smith College and St. Lawrence University.

Mr. Kim was born in Seoul on 26 January 1941. He is married and has two children.

Mr. Anwarul Hoda was the principal officer dealing with GATT affairs at the Ministry of Commerce of India from 1985 until his appointment to GATT in 1993. He has written a book, Developing Countries in the International Trading System, which was published in 1987.

Mr. Warren Lavorel was Deputy Chief of Mission, Office of the United States Trade Representative in Geneva from 1981 to 1987. From 1987 until his GATT appointment in 1993, he served as the US coordinator for the Uruguay Round.

Mr. Jes˙s Seade served as Ambassador of Mexico and Permanent Representative to the GATT from 1986 until his appointment to GATT in 1993. He was Chairman of the GATT Committee on Trade and Development from 1991 to 1992.