Kim Dong-yeon: at the vanguard of economic revolution

South Korea's finance minister has strong economic tailwinds, but must juggle development with debt worries and a cryptocurrency conundrum.

Our Finance Minister of the Year study passes its halfway stage. As befits a minister ranked in the top half of this list, today's entry has some big ideas for the future. But holding this newcomer back from a higher ranking are some looming economic problems.

RANKED 6TH KIM DONG-YEON, SOUTH KOREA

Handpicked by President Moon Jae-In in May last year, Kim Dong-yeon is at the vanguard of Korea’s next phase of economic development the fourth industrial revolution.

Korea has high hopes pinned on Kim, 60, who first joined the government in 1999 and, despite brief stints at the International Bank...

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