Mayor, Suwon city, Republic of Korea; ICLEI Global Executive Committee
Currently serving as the Mayor of Suwon City, Republic of Korea, Mayor Yeom’s involvement in sustainable development dates back to the 1990s when he founded the Suwon Center for Environment Movement. With the slogan “Human City, Suwon”, he is committed to promoting civil participation in urban planning. He also founded the Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea and led the national movements on Governance and sustainability in Korea. He is currently an ICLEI Global Executive Committee member of East Asia.