Cindy Kim

Head of Trade, Strategy at Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Head of Trade, Strategy, Department for International Trade
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

With over 15 years of public and private sector experience engaging a diverse array of stakeholders bilaterally and through relevant global and regional economic governance and cooperation forums, I am an expert in international trade and development, commercial/economic diplomacy, with a special interest and expertise in Asia Pacific. I am currently in charge of overseeing the DIT Seoul office's overall trade operations, including strategic marketing, programmes, and major campaigns. As a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, I conduct digital trade-related research and advisory work. I have lived, studied, worked, and volunteered around the world and am passionate about finding solutions to global problems through effective policy, using trade as a driver of development, growth, and jobs; working to unlock the potential of SMEs and cross-cultural understanding; and believing in the economic empowerment of women.