2018 Forum programme

Mr. Je Myung Ryu
Mr. Je Myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist
World Bank


Mr. Je Myung Ryu is now working at the World Bank as a Senior Digital Development Specialist at the Digital Development Global Practice. Before joining the World Bank since August 2018, he served as Director General of Radio Policy Bureau at the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT), where he was in charge of 5G spectrum auction (June 2018), digital switchover, and general spectrum management. He also served as Director of Telecommunications Service Policy Division and Software policy division.

During his more than 20 years of career in the government, Mr. Ryu acquired wide-ranging expertise in the field of ICT policy by working at theMinistry of Information and Communication (MIC), the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), President’s Office and at the MSIT. Mr.Ryu also played an active role in international affairs. He used to work as Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Korea to the OECD in Paris and had served as a bureau member of the OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society and the Working Party on Communications Infrastructure and Services Policy.

He earned a Master’s degree in information systems managementfrom Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in Politics from Seoul National University.