Office of the Director-General
Gi Hyung Keum, Director-General
  • Oversees the operation of ICHCAP's four offices
    Office of Strategic Development, Office of
    Planning and Management, Office of Information and
    Research, and Office of Cooperation and Networking
  • Participates as a non-voting member of ICHCAP's Governing Board
  • Takes part in ICHCAP's Executive Committee
+82 063 230 9701 ghkeum@
Office of Strategic Development
Seong-Yong Park, Assistant Director General of ICHCAP and Director, Office of Strategic Development
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Strategic Development
+82 063 230 9703 sypark@
Programme Development Team (TFT)
Sun-Bok Choi, Section Chief
  • Directing Programme Development Team (leader)
  • Developing new programs
  • Refining and expanding flagship programs
+82 063 230 9710 csb0407@
Sangmook Park, Programme Specialist
  • Analyzing internal/external environment
  • Performing needs assessment on program partners
  • Assessing projects’ effects
  • Developing inter-organizational exchange programs
+82 063 230 9711 mook@
Office of Planning and Management
Boyoung Cha, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Planning and Management
+82 063 230 9720 by.cha@
Pilyoung Park, Programme Specialist
  • Human resources management
  • UNESCO and Member States cooperation
  • Governing board meeting
+82 063 230 9721 pypark@
JungSeon Lim, Programme Specialist
  • Accounting
+82 063 230 9722 jslim@
Sunyoung You, Programme Specialist
  • Planning, budget, and regulations
  • Executive committee meeting and advisory committee
  • Service and property management
+82 063 230 9723 sunyoung@
Soyoung Min, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Accounting
  • Contract and salary management
  • Information disclosure
  • Anti-corruption team
  • General affairs
+82 063 230 9724 soyoung@
Jina Choi, Consultant
  • Planning Administration Office
  • World Intangible Heritage Forum Office Assistant
+82 063 230 9702 jachoi@
Office of Information and Research
Deok-soon Kim, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Information and Research
+82 063 230 9730 1969kds@
Min Yung Jung, Programme Specialist
  • Produce Southeast Asian ICH materials
  • Establish and manage information sharing systems
  • Strengthen and support ICH ICT infrastructure
+82 063 230 9731 minyoung@
Min Jung Kim, Programme Specialist
  • Digitizing ICH-related analogue materials
  • ICH Courier publishing
+82 063 230 9738 mjkim@
Jinhee Oh, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Publishing ICH Plus (ICHCAP's e-newsletter)
  • Supporting ICH festivals and events
  • Establishing and implementing a PR strategy
  • Supplementing and publishing Convention materials and publications
+82 063 230 9734 ojh@
Yeonseok Jang, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Publishing and managing ICH materials and book series
  • Researching ICH safeguarding activities
  • Managing online exhibitions
+82 063 230 9733 fh16yj@
Gi-sun Park, Project Consultant
  • Support ICH Forum
  • Support information section's survey and Southeast Asian video production workshop
+82 063 230 9737 gsparkj@
Communication Team (TFT)
Michael Peterson, Section Chief
  • Directing Communication Team(leader)
  • ICH Courier Publication (Eng)
  • Managing Website and SNS (Eng)
+82 063 230 9735 michael@
Jaewang Kim, Project Consultant
  • Strengthening ICT-based ICH Information
  • Managing ICHCAP website (Kor)
+82 063 230 9736 tm595@
Office of Cooperation and Networking

Minkyoung Yun, Project Consultant

Weonmo Park, Director
  • Oversees the daily operation of
    the Office of Cooperation and Networking
+82 063 230 9740 pweonmo@
Milee Choi, Programme Specialist
  • Building networks to integrate ICH in
    vocational education and training
  • ICH museum network
  • World forum for ICH
+82 063 230 9741 milee.choi@
Minji Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Expert meeting for building maritime ICH networks
  • Young practitioners storytelling project
  • Supporting overall results framework in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Asia-Pacific ICH-NGO conference
+82 063 230 9742 orangeminji@
Boram Kim, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • ICH sub-regional meeting in South Asia
  • Establishing Asia-Pacific higher education network
    for safeguarding ICH
  • Associate expert program
  • MOU management
+82 063 230 9743 boram@
Jinyoung Seo, Assistant Programme Specialist
  • Building a school network for integrating ICH into education
  • Managing ICH partnership program
  • Collaborating on UNESCO capacity-building workshops
+82 063 230 9744 jseo0420@
  • World Forum for ICH
  • Assisting Education Network Projects
+82 063 230 9746 mkyun@
Bernidick Bryan Hosmillo, Associate Expert
  • Thematic ICH research
+82 063 230 9745 bryhos@
Nanoï Lauwaert, International Intern
+82 063 320 9712

Governing Board

Board Members

The governing board meets at an annual governing board meeting and occasionally through extra-ordinary sessions to accomplish the following:

  • approve our long-term and medium-term programs
  • approve our annual work plan and budget
  • examine our annual reports
  • issue rules and regulations and determine our financial, administrative, and personnel management procedures
  • decide on regional and international organizations’ participation in our work
Jae-suk Chung
Administrator, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Himalchuli Gurung
Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Beijing Office
Gye-sik Kim
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Seok-in Hong
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affair, Republic of Korea
Keiji Matsumura
President, National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Japan
Ling Zhang
Director, Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, China
Augustine C. Kohler
Secretary-General, FSM National Commission for UNESCO, Federated States of Micronesia
Virgilio S. Almario
National Artist, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippines
Nang Lao Ngin
Director, the National Museum of Myanmar, Myanmar
Kwangho Kim
Secretary-General, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Republic of Korea
Hyuk Lee
Secretary-General, ASEAN-Korea Centre, Republic of Korea
Mark Jacobs
Director, Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO), Belgium
Gi Hyung Keum
Director-General, ICHCAP, Republic of Korea
Se Gwang Lim (Auditor)
Certified Public Accountant, Samhwa Accounting Corporation, Republic of Korea

Executive Committee

Committee Members
Gye-sik Kim
Director General, Heritage Promotion Bureau, Cultural Heritage Administration
Seok-in Hong
Director General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Yeon-soo Kim
Director-General, National Intangible Heritage Center
Ok-sub Jin
President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
Yeon-ho Seo
Chairperson, Korea Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee
Gi Hyung Keum
Director-General, ICHCAP