Vice President for Planning and Budget Bowon Kim is a professor of operations strategy and management science at the College of Business. The vice president for planning and budget concurrently serves as the CFO of the university.
He was the associate vice president of planning and budget under the leadership of the 16th President Sung-Chul Shin for four years from 2017. In that capacity, he was in charge of maintaining external relations with the government and the National Assembly, and also served as the secretariat of the Council of Advanced Science and Technology Institutes of Korea, which include KAIST, DGIST, GIST, and UNIST.
Vice President Kim joined the KAIST faculty in 1996 after earning his doctorate in technology and operations management from Harvard University. A graduate of Seoul National University in business administration, Vice President Kim finished his MS in operations research from Stanford University in 1989. For the College of Business at KAIST, he served as dean of the Graduate School of Management and associate dean for academic affairs for two years from 2009.
His research interests include supply chain management, new product innovation, and value chain sustainability. He has published approximately 60 papers in renowned journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Omega, R&D Management, the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Research, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Project Management, and Long-Range Planning.
His book ‘Supply Chain Management: A Learning Perspective’ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.