Board of Directors

Reviewing and resolving the key pending issues of NST and member GRIs as the highest decision-making body
regarding the operation of NST and GRIs

Appointment Method

Appointment method table
Category Appointment Method
Chairman Full-time position
Recommendation of the chairman recommendation committee Recommendation of the Minister of Science,
ICT and Future Planning Direct appointment by the President
Official Director Fixed positions: Vice-Minister I of Science, ICT and Future Planning,
Vice-Minister II of Strategy and Finance, and Vice-Minister I of Trade, Industry and Energy
Circulated positions (1 year): Two vice-ministers out of Vice-Minister of Education,
Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Vice-Minister of Health and Welfare,
and Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Part-time positions
Recommendation of industries, academia, and research institutes Decision by the board of directors
Direct appointment by the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning


Up to 20 directors including one chairman of the board

Structure table
Category Current Position Name
Chairman Chairman, NST Lee, Sangchun
Official Director Vice-Minister I, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Hong, Namki
Vice-Minister II, Ministry of Strategy and Finance Song, Eonseok
Vice-Minister I, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee, Kwansup
Vice-Minister, Ministry of Health and welfare Bang, Moonkyu
Vice-Minister I, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Kyung-hwan
Professor, Department of Materials Science Engineering, Seoul National University Kwon, Dongil
Professor, Department of Biological Science, Seoul National University Kim, Sunyoung
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience, Ewha Womans University Kim, Sungjin
CEO, Sandeul Information Communication Co.,Ltd. Kim, Hyunju
Professor, DanKook University College of Engineering Na, Kwonghwan
CEO, NICS Tech Co., Ltd. Park, Donghoon
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University Park, Taihyun
Leader, LG Chem Research Park Yoo, Jinnyoung
Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyunghee University Whang, Jooho

Term of Office

  • Director: 3 years
  • Official Director: tenure
  • Appointed Director: 3 years


Reviewing and resolving the key points drawn from NST and GRIs

Function table
Category Contents
  • Appointment of directors (excluding official directors)
  • Establishment and modification of project plans
  • Budget and settlement of accounts
  • Amendment of the articles of association
  • Enactment, amendment and repeal of important provisions
  • Acquisition and disposal and management of important property
  • Set of endowment
  • Amendment of the articles of association
  • Approval of budget, balance sheet, and project plan
  • Appointment and dismissal of the chairman and auditor
  • Approval of management targets
  • Adjustment and alignment of functions (including establishment, integration, and dissolution)
  • Evaluation of management contents and research achievements
  • Disposal of important assets, and provision of collateral and approval of borrowing long-term funds
    (more than one year)
  • Matters relating to investments aimed for technology commercialization and entrepreneurship promotion
    (excluding technology investments)
  • Measures necessary for cooperative research among GRIs
  • Matters concerning policy proposals for the innovation and competitiveness enhancement in the fields
    of national science and technology
  • Support for the composition of the creative and effective HR ecosystem
  • Matters concerning policy proposals for strengthening the industrial competitiveness
    in national science and technology
  • Matters requiring the resolution of the board of directors pursuant to the regulations of laws and articles
    (including the articles of association of GRIs)
  • Other matters the board of directors deem necessary