Suk-bum Park

Secretary General of Global Compact Network Korea (GCNK)

Mr. Park Suk-bum, the third UN Global Compact Network Korea Secretary General is in charge of enhancing businesses participation in promoting corporate citizenship and providing practical engagement measures through aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Established in 2000, the Global Compact Network Korea (GCNK) is the largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative in the world with 166 nations and 12,250 corporate & organization participants.

Prior to joining GCNK, Park has served as Ambassador to Iraq, Bangladesh and Korean Consulate General in Houston, USA and an adjunct professor at Far East University. In addition, he has served as a councillor to OECD Korea, EU Korea, Director of International Economic of MOFA, Associate Representative for Korea-USA FTA. Park has completed MBA in the University of Houston, USA and completed Masters in International Relations in Graduate School of International Policy in France.

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary strategic policy initiative, promoting businesses to participate in enhancing corporate citizenship and providing practical engagement measures through aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Established in September 2007, the Global Compact Network Korea (GCNK) has supported Korean UN Global Compact (UNGC) participants in implementing the Ten Principles of the UNGC by holding various workshops, symposiums and conferences, translating UN & UNGC related materials, implementing CSR-related projects and promoting social dialogue.

박석범 유엔글로벌콤팩트 한국협회(GCNK) 사무총장은 GCNK의 제 3대 사무총장으로서 한국기업들이 인권, 노동, 환경, 반부패 등 유엔글로벌콤팩트의 4대 분야, 10대 원칙 및 유엔 지속가능개발목표(SDGs)를 기업 활동에 내재화하고, 나아가 지속 가능한 사회를 구현하도록 하는 GCNK의 모든 활동을 총괄하고 있다. 유엔글로벌콤팩트는 세계 최대의 자발적 기업 시민 이니셔티브로서, 2000년 발족 이후, 전세계 166개국 12,250여개 회원들이 동참하고 있다.

박 사무총장은 GCNK 합류 전 주 이라크대사, 주 방글라데시 대사, 주 휴스턴 총영사를 역임했으며, 극동대학교 겸임교수로 재직한 바 있다. 외무고시 제 13기로 주 OECD대표부 참사관, 주 EU대표부 공사, 외교통상부 국제경제국장, 한미FTA 협상 차석대표 등을 역임했다. 박 사무총장은 미국 휴스턴대학교 MBA, 프랑스 국제행정대학원에서 국제관계학 석사학위를 수여 받았다.