ACEF Speaker 2020

Woochong Um

Director General, SDCC,

He currently leads ADB-wide knowledge management and innovation work in various thematic and sector operation areas. He is responsible for establishing sector and thematic policies, strategies, frameworks and operational plans, and new business lines. He also develops and ensures compliance with ADB’s environment and social safeguards policy. He oversees the administration of single/multi-donor trust funds, project cofinancing, and global funding initiatives and management of ADB-wide cofinancing data. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Boston College. He is also a Sustainable Development Professor at Yonsei University.


  • Opening Plenary: Global Energy Challenges and Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic