Sung-Hwan Kim served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea from October 2010 to March 2013. He was appointed as a Member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in July, 2012. After retiring from the Foreign Service, he served as the Chair of the Institute for Global Social Responsibility and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Seoul National University for two years until March 2015.
Currently, he is serving as the Chairman of Gangwon Art and Culture Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of East Asia Foundation and also served as a member of the Preparatory Committee of 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.