Sung-Hwan Kim served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea from October 2010 to March 2013. He was appointed as a Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in July, 2012.After retiring from the foreign service, he was Chair of Institute for Global Social Responsibility at Seoul National University for two years until March 2015.
Currently he is serving as the Chairman of Gangwon Art and Culture Foundation and Visiting Professor of Graduate School of International Studies at the Seoul National University. He is a member of Board of Directors of East Asia Foundation. He is also serving as a member of Preparatory Committee of 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang.