Jeong-bok Yoo


City of Incheon

June 8, 9.15am - 9.30am
Keynote Address from the Mayor of Incheon
Elected in 2014, Jeong-bok Yoo is Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City. Yoo has been involved in public office for many years. He began his career in 1994 when he was elected the Mayor of Gimpo County, of Gyeonggi Province, in 1994 and became the youngest mayor in Korea. The following year, he then was elected the Mayor of Seo-gu, Incheon. From 1998 to 2002, he served two terms as the Mayor of Gimpo City. Yoo served as the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from 2010 and the Minister of Security and Public Administration from 2013. The Mayor holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yeonsei University, an M.A. in Public Administration from Seoul National University and is on course for a Ph.D. in Political science from Yeonsei University. In addition, he was awarded the Globalized Partner Award by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea in 2010.