Prof. Kim Yong Whan

@ PhD | University-Industry cooperation, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea | Chairman POOMASY


1987.02-1992.08 Dept of Agriculture Chemistry 

Graduate School, Seoul National University, Ph.D.

1981.03-1983.02 Dept of Agriculture Chemistry

Graduate School, Seoul National University, M.S.

1977.03-1981.02 Dept of Agriculture Chemistry

College of Agriculture, Seoul National University, B.S.


2019.07-present University-Industry Cooperation Professor, CALS, Seoul National University

2019.01-present Senior advisor, FarmHannong, a LG company

2016.07-2018.12 CEO, FarmHannong Co., Ltd, a LG company

2015.09-2016.06 Chair Professor, Faculty of Biotechnology, College of Applied Life Science, Jeju National University

2011.10-2015.03 Head of Solutions Development for North East Asia at Syngenta

2009.03-2013.02 Adjunct Professor, Agricultural Life Science Division, CALS, Seoul National University

2008.01-2011.09 Representative director and President, Syngenta Korea Limited

2007.04-2007.12 Head of Sales Dept, Syngenta Korea Limited

1998.09-2007.03 Head of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, Syngenta Korea Limited (including legacy company, Novartis Agro Korea)

1995.10-1998.08 Head, R&D department of Agro Division, Oriental Chemical Industries


1984.04-1995.09 Various senior project leader roles e.g. CP chemistry, pharmaceuticals, M&A at OCI


2016.01-2016.12 President of the Korean Society of Pesticide Science

2015.01-2015.12 Senior Vice President of the Korean Society of Pesticide Science

2012.01-2012.12 Vice president of the Korean Society of Agriculture and Biotechnology

2010.02-2011.12 Co-chairman of Chemical and Crop protection committee, EU Chamber

of Commerce in Korea

2009.05-2015.05 Board member of Swiss Korea Business Council (SKBC)

2008.02-2012.03 Vice President of Iksan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2008.02-2011.12 Director of the Korean Crop Protection Association (KCPA)

Awards and Others:

2012.06 Certified coach (Stakeholder centered coaching) by Marshall Goldsmith

2011.10 INSEAD Marketing & Sales Excellence program (France)

2009.01 Business Award (CEO category) by Iksan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2006.12 2006 Agricultural Minister Recognition

2006.03 INSEAD Executive program 2006 (France)

2005.09 Center for Creative Leadership: Executive Leadership Development course (US)

1993.05 1992 Best article of the year in agricultural chemistry; awarded by the Korean

Federation of Science & Technology Society