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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Minister's Biography

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Minister - Lee Dong-Phil

General Information

Lee Dong-phil
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 94 Dasom2-ro, Government Complex-Sejong, Sejong-si 339-012, Republic of Korea


March 1971 - February 1974
Graduated from Daegeon High School
March 1974 - February 1978
Bachelor's Degree in Livestock Management, Yeungnam University
March 1979 - August 1981
Master's Degree in Economics, Seoul National University
January 1988 - December 1991
Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, United States

Major career

March 2013 - Present
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
October 2011 - March 2013
President of the Korea Rural Economic Institute
June 1980 - March 2013
Korea Rural Economic Institute
August 1998 - February 2000
Korea Rural Economic Institute (dispatched to the Regulatory Reform Committee)
April 2006 - April 2012
Commissioner of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Regulatory Audit Committee
June 2008 - December 2009
Subcommittee member of the Special Commission on Agriculture, Fisheries, and Rural Policies
October 2008 - July 2011
Member of the Presidential Committee on Regional Development Regional Development Expert Committee
October 2011 - January 2013
Member of the Commission on Regional Development of Rural Areas and Life Quality Enhancement for Farmers and Fishermen
November 2011 - January 2013
Member of the Central Agricultural, Fisheries, Rural, and Food Industries Policy Council


April 1999
Civil Merit Medal
July 2011
Order of Civil Merit, Camellia Medal

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