SFC Commissioners

The SFC, within the FSC, is responsible for the oversight of the securities and futures markets. It consists of five members: the Vice Chairman of the FSC who concurrently holds the position of the Chairman of the SFC and four commissioners.

The principal role of the SFC is to investigate market abuses, such as insider trading and price manipulation in the securities and futures markets, and to establish accounting standards and audit reviews. The SFC also conducts advance review of matters relating to the securities and futures markets to be deliberated by the FSC.

  • Sohn Byungdoo


    Sohn Byungdoo was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission(FSC) on May 24, 2019. Mr. Sohn concurrently holds chairmanship of the Securities and Futures Commission(SFC), a deliberative body responsible for ensuring transparency and fairness in capital markets. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman, he served as Secretary General of the FSC


    Since he joined the government in 1990, Mr. Sohn served key government posts in charge of economic and financial policy. In the Ministry of Economy and Finance(MOEF), he assumed important posts for international financial affairs: Director of International Financial Institutional Division; Exchange Policy Division and International Financial Division; and Director General of G20 Policy Bureau. Since he joined the FSC in 2013 as Director General of Public Funds Oversight Committee, he extended his expertise into domeestic financial policy as well, assuming key positions including Director General of Banking and Insurance Bureau and Financial Policy Bureau; and Standing Commissioner.


    Mr. Sohn recieved a bachelor's degree in Economics in 1987 and a master's in Public Administration in 1993 from Seoul National University. He went on to earn his master's degree in economics in 1997 and Ph.D degree in 2000 from Brown University.

  • Choi Joon Woo

    Standing Commissioner



    2004Master's degree in Economics, Georgetown University

    1991Bachelor's degree in International Finance, Seoul National University




    2019Standing Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission

    2018Director General, Consumer Finance Bureau, Financial Services Commission (FSC)

    2016Director General, Consumer Finance & Protection Bureau, FSC

    2015Office for Government Policy Coordination

    2013Director, Capital Markets Division, FSC

    2011Director, Creative Planning & Finance Office, FSC

    2010Director, Market Investigation Division, FSC

    2009Director, Financial Restructuring Division, FSC

  • Park Jaehwan

    Non-Standing Commissioner



    2005Ph.D. in Accounting, Korea University

    1986Master's degree in Accounting, Korea University

    1984Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Korea University




    2019Non-standing Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) (2nd term)

    2016Non-standing Commissioner, SFC

    2015Board Member, Corporate Listing Committee, KOSDAQ

    2014Board Member, Ethics Committee, Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    2009Board Member, Audit Review Committee, Financial Supervisory Service

    2007Professor, Business Administration, Chung-Ang University (incumbent)

  • Yi Junesuh

    Non-Standing Commissioner



    2003 Ph.D. in Finance, Syracuse University

    1999 Master's degree in Finance, Syracuse University

    1991 Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Korea University




    2019Non-standing Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

    2005~Professor of finance, Dongguk University

    2019~Vice President, Korea Derivatices Association, Korea Securities Association

    2017~Director, Korea Money and Finance Association

    2003Assistant professor, Information and Technology University (KAIST)

    1994Reporter, Maeil Business Newespaper

  • Lee Sang-pog

    Non-Standing Commissioner



    2004 Ph.D. in Law, Korea University

    1989 Bachelor's degree in Economics, Yonsei University




    2015Non-standing Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

    2014Dean, Sogang Law School, Sogang University

    2011Non-standing Commissioner, Market Oversight Commission, Korea Exchange (KRX)

    2007Professor, Sogang Law School, Sogang University

    2006Associate Professor, College of Law, Soongsil University

    2005Lawyer, Law Firm Landmark

    1999Graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute