Joo Young Sup


Distinguished Professor at Seoul National University

Former Minister of The Small and Medium Business Administration

(currently, Ministry of SMEs & Startups)

Chairman, Convergence Research Committee, National Science and Technology Research Council


Prof. Dr. Young-Sup Joo received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University, a master's degree in production engineering from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


He served as Asia-Pacific President & CEO at GE Thermometrics, and served as CEO of Hyundai Autonet and Bontec(Kia Electronics). Since then, he has served as Minister of the Small and Medium Business Administration, a member of the Presidential National Economic Advisory Council, MD of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy's Office of  Strategic R&D Planning, and a member of the Special Committee of National Science and Technology Council's Future Growth Engine.