Dong Sun Kim Senior Advisor
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Dong Sun Kim is a senior advisor at Yoon & Yang LLC.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kim built in-depth expertise in trade, investment, industries, natural resources and energy, etc. while serving in various positions at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, etc., where he was involved in multilateral negotiations, e.g. WTO, and bilateral negotiations with the United States and China, etc. At the Korean Permanent Mission to the OECD and the Korean embassy in China, Mr. Kim participated in Korea’s negotiation to join the OECD, and supported Korean companies’ penetration of the markets in China, etc. He also led the country’s efforts for promotion of trade, investment, industrial competitiveness, development of energy resources, and exports of nuclear power plants to UAE, etc., as the commissioner of the foreign investment promotion task force of the presidential transition committee and the first secretary for knowledge economy of the presidential office. Mr. Kim also served as the 11th President of the Small and Medium Business Administration and the President of the Korea Small Business Institute, and received the Order of Service Merit (Yellow Stripes) at the end of 2011.


  • 2014-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2023-present President, Small and Medium Business Association
  • 2020-present Head of Steering Committee for Yellow Umbrella Deduction System, Korea Federation of SMEs
  • 2016-20 Chairman, Korea-Israel Friendship Association
  • 2016-20 Visiting Professor, Foundation for Research and Business, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
  • 2014-16 Guest Professor, Global Business Start-up Venture Graduate School, Kookmin University
  • 2014-15 Co-chairman, Special Committee on Family Business Succession, Korea Federation of SMEs
  • 2012-14 Outside Director, Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
  • 2012-14 President, Korea Small Business Institute
  • 2012-13 Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, College of Business Administration, Soongsil University
  • 2010-11 Administrator, Small & Medium Business Administration (Vice Minister level)
  • 2008-10 Secretary for Knowledge Economy, Presidential Office
  • 2007-08 Commissioner, Foreign Investment Promotion Task Force, Presidential Transition Committee
  • 2007-08 Head, Korean Helicopter Development Project Unit, Defense Acquisition Program Administration
  • 2004-07 Commercial Counselor, Korean Embassy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • 2004 Director General, China Cooperation Planning Office, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 2003-04 Chief Secretary to Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 2002-03 Director, Export Affairs Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 2000-02 Director, Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Development Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 2000 Director, Industrial Cooperation Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 1999-00 Director, Americas Cooperation Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 1998-99 Director, Economic Structure Realignment Planning Office, Presidential Office
  • 1995-98 Director, Korea Permanent Mission to OECD, Paris, France
  • 1989-95 Director, International Affairs Division 1, Daejeon Expo Organizing Committee
  • 1987-89 Director, International Cooperation Division, Trade Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 1986-87 Deputy Director, Export Division 1, Trade and Commerce Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • 1983-84 Trainee, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • 1982-85 Deputy Director, Korean Intellectual Property Office
  • 1982 Passed 25th Civil Service Examination
  • 1981-82 Samsung C&T, Korea Exchange Bank


  • 2014 Konkuk University Graduate School of Business (doctoral coursework)
  • 2012 Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • 2000 Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • 1981 Korea University, B.A. in International Trade