Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.

Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim

Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acsuisition Program Administration Korea

Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim is a Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea. In this role, he is responsible for planning and establishment of offset policies, providing oversight of foreign contractors’ offset performance and supporting local industries’ participation in various offset programs to include ROK F-35A, KF-X, and HUAV. LTC Kim started his army career in February 1996 when he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation from Korea Military Academy. He served as adjutant general and a Communications and Information Officer in support of 93rd Brigade, 31st Division of the ROK Army. Prior to joining DAPA, LTC Kim was assigned to ROK Army Headquarters to be in charge of Support Equipment/Logistics within Korea Helicopters Program Team. His subsequent assignments include: ILS Team and MBT Projects Division within DAPA as Program Manager and ROK Intelligence Command as the Director of Information Systems Development Team.

An Incheon native, LTC Kim received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Korea Military Academy, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the National Defense Academy of Japan and a doctorate degree (PhD) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is happily married with two sons and resides in the City of Gwacheon, Gyeongi Province.

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of

H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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