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The Asia Foundation Hosts Welcoming Reception for New TAFKO Country Representative

October 31, 2018

The Asia Foundation hosted a welcoming reception for its new country representative for Korea, Kwang Kim on October 31 in Seoul. Representatives from the government and international organizations, business partners, media, and NGO managers attended the reception.


Chairman Han Sung-Joo of Friends of the Asia Foundation (FOTAF), gave opening remarks to begin the reception, describing the new representative as “a global citizen.” Gordon Hein, Senior Vice President of The Asia Foundation, in his introductory remarks, expressed that he is “delighted that Kwang Kim is joining the Asia Foundation” and that his expertise will help the Korea office continue to help Korea implement effective development programs in Asia.


Kwang Kim, in his remarks, emphasized the important role Korea plays in Asian development. He shared about assuming the new role with both humility and boldness. Humility, because of Asia Foundation’s distinguished history and accomplishments, and the responsibility to steward its legacy. Boldness, because of new opportunities and global trends to align Asia Foundation for a bright future. Kim Kihwan, Emeritus Chair, Seoul Financial Forum and board member of FOTAF, gave a toast in honor of Kwang Kim.