CAPS President & CEO
Board of Directors
Mrs. Hee-Eun Kim, received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Master’s degree in International Relations (Foreign Policy and National Security) from SungKyunKwan University in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Upon receiving her Master’s degree Mrs. Kim worked at the Gyeonggi Research Institute, a think tank affiliated with Korean Government research on the US-ROK Alliance and US Forces Korea. While at GRI she led the Kaesung Industrial Complex outreach program from 2007 – 2008.
From 2009 – 2011 Mrs. Kim served as the chief manager for an exchange program between the United States and ROK at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, where she led the pilot program to include North Korean defectors students in the exchange program.
From 2011 – 2012, she served on the staff of the Senior Secretary of Foreign Policy and National Security within Cheonghwadae, the Office of the President. She was responsible for writing the monthly internal Think Tank Report and led the outreach program for the Senior Secretary of National Security.
At the end of the Presidential administrative term in 2012, Mrs. Kim joined the staff of the United Nations Command located in Seoul. She initially supported the United States Forces Korea, the Combined Forces Command and the United Nations Command as the Chief of United Nations Command (UNC) Logistics Branch. In 2016 she was promoted to Deputy Director of Political-Military Engagement on the staff of the American four-star Commander of United Nations Command and United States Forces Korea.
Mrs. Kim recently relocated from Seoul to Washington D.C. to further her advancement of multinational alliances and coalitions designed to strengthen security in the Asia Pacific region. In 2019 she established the Center for Asia Pacific Strategy, where she currently serves as the President and CEO.