Ban Ki-moon is the first UN Secretary-General from the Republic of Korea. He served as a Director General of the American Affairs Bureau, Deputy Foreign Minister, and a Vice Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security at the President Office. In 2013, “Forbes” selected Mr. Ban as the 32nd most influential figure. In January 2018, Mr. Ban co-founded the World Citizens Center with the former Austrian President, Heinz Fischer and currently serves as a co-chairman. He was also selected as the chairman of the Board of Boao Forum also known as the “Asian Davos Forum” in April 2018. Since April 2019, he works as a Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a better future and the Chairman of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality.