Heesoo Kim is a senior official of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (MoLIT) with 25 years of work experience in public services. Before joining American University’s Metropolitan Policy Center as a visiting scholar, he was the Director General of the Metropolitan Transport Commission (MTC), since its establishment in March 2019. At MTC, Mr. Kim worked on policy initiatives to help alleviate traffic congestion and promote more efficient intercity transport.
Heesoo Kim has held various director positions at MoLIT regarding national land, housing, urban planning, construction, spatial information, and motor vehicle transport. His involvement in housing construction and supply-side policies early in his career substantially contributed to his ongoing roles and responsibilities in shaping South Korea’s national urban regeneration, transportation, and housing policies.