Portrait of Kyung-won Chung

Kyung-won Chung

Kyung-won Chung is the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s chief design officer and the deputy mayor of South Korea’s capital city.

In 2010, the former industrial design professor oversaw Seoul’s status as the World Design Capital. Chung remains a champion of the lasting legacy of the city’s design initiatives and supports this through significant financial commitment. Seoul will spend $100 million over the next three years to improve the design capabilities of small to medium sized businesses.