Woochong Um

Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Profile / Bio: 

Woochong 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.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Keynote Address: Launch of Publications on Food Security Investment Requirements, Climate-Smart Practices, and Horticulture Value Chain Development 29 October 2019 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources
Stories of Impact 19 June 2019 Slides Energy, Climate Change
Closing Remarks - 3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue 29 May 2014 Document Governance and Public Sector Management, Private Sector, Water