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President : CHOI, Won-Byung / International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO) / 16, Saemunan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-707, Korea / Tel : + 82 2 2080 6120 / Fax : + 82 2 2080 6130 / E-mail : president@agricoop.org

Born on 5 October 1953 in Jeonnam Province, Korea, Dr. Byeong-won Kim has devoted his entire life to Korean agriculture and co-operative movements. He believes co-operative business models can open up opportunities for a better life, especially to those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Since becoming President of the ICAO in 2016, Dr. Kim has been working hard to share with the rest of the world the experience and resources of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation or NACF ─ by far Korea's largest agricultural organization of which he is Chairman. He is also eager to work with other agricultural cooperatives that hold similar values to improve the quality of life for rural communities. In 2007, he was awarded by the Korean government the Steel Medal for Industry Development for his lifelong contribution to Korean agriculture.