Kyung-Tae oh

President at iPET(Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries)

Oh Kyung-tae, the president of iPET, passed the 27th Public Administration Examination and worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs(MAFRA) for 30 years as a public servant. During his tenure, Assistant Secretary in the MAFRA and Secretary to the President for Food, Agriculture and Fishery in the Presidential Secretariat. In particular, he is a representative agricultural trade expert in Korea who has been responsible for bilateral agricultural trade business with OECD secretariat and representative office. He has been serving as the 4th president of the Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries(iPET) since 2016. The iPET is a public institute established to support the planning / management / evaluation of agriculture, livestock production and food R&D. Oh Kyung-tae received his Master’s degree in Economics from Illinois State University in 1993 and his Ph.D in Economics from Kangwon National University in 2017.

The Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (iPET) is a professional management institute established in October 2009 to efficiently plan, manage and evaluate agri-food R&D projects. iPET strives for professional planning, systematic project management, and creation of new value for fostering agri-food science & technology and strengthening industrial competitiveness. In particular, Going forward, iPET will maintain its absolute commitment to ensuring that agri-food R&D projects contributes to solving the agricultural problems, strengthening the competitiveness of Korean agriculture,  improvement of income of farmers, and securing the happiness of the Korean farmer & rural society.

오경태 원장은 제27회 행정고등고시에 합격하여 30여년간 농림축산식품부에서 공무원으로 근무하였다. 오원장은 재직 기간에 농림축산식품부 차관보, 대통령비서실 농수산식품비서관을 역임하였고, 특히, OECD 사무국 및 대표부와 양자 농업통상 업무 등을 담당한 한국을 대표하는 농업 통상전문가이다. 2016년부터 제4대 농림수산식품기술기획평가원 원장으로 재직중에 있다. 농림수산식품기술기획평가원은 농림축산식품 R&D에 대한 기획/관리/평가를 지원하기 위해 설립된 공공기관이다. 오경태 원장은 1993년에 일리노이 주립대에서 경제학 석사학위를, 2017에 강원대학교에서 경제학 박사 학위를 수여 받았다.