President of the 10th Cycle
Ambassador CHOI Kyong-lim, President of the Human Rights Council, Tenth Cycle (2015-2016)
Choi Kyong-lim has been serving as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office at Geneva since 5 October 2015. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Choi was the Deputy Minister for Trade at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the Deputy Minister for Free Trade Agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Choi was the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Brazil. Prior to that, between 2005 and 2009, he held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including those of the Senior Adviser to the Minister for Trade, Senior Coordinator for Free Trade Agreement negotiations and the Director General for Free Trade Agreement Policy.