1964년 서울대 상과대학 졸업 후 미국 UCLA에서 MBA 및 박시학위 취득. 뉴욕대(NYU) 및 영국 쉐필드대 경제학 교수 (1969~1973), 한국개발연구원(KDI) 재정금융실장·부원장, 산업연구원(KIET) 원장, 경제기획원 장관 자문관, 청와대 경제수석비서관(1983~1987), 재무부장관(1987~1988), IMF특별고문(1989~1998), ASEM 비전그룹 의장, 세계금융구조개 혁그룹 의장, 대외경제통상대사 역임.
현재 세계경제연구원 이사장 및 고려대 석좌교수
저서로 『경제개발과 정부 및 기업가』,『세계속의 한국경제』, 『세계는 기다리지 않는다』 등.
Dr. IlSaKong is Chairman and CEO of the Korea International Trade Association. Until recently he chaired the Presidential Committee for theG20 Seoul Summit held under Korea’s presidency.
He was the Minister of Finance (1987 – 88), Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs (1983-87). He was Special Economic Advisor (2008-09) and chaired the Presidential Council on National Competitiveness (2008-09). He is the founder of the Institute for Global Economics (IGE), a private non-profit research institute in Seoul established in 1993.
Dr. SaKong graduated from Seoul National University (1964) and received his MBA (1966) and Ph.D. (1969) from the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught economics at New York University (1969-73) and the University of Sheffield (1971-72). Since September 2003, he gives occasional special lectures at Korea University as a Distinguished Professor.