Jane Kim is a Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), where she designs and implements high-impact programs to strengthen democratic governance and democratize opportunities in challenging country contexts. Her portfolios focus on women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, capacity building of business associations, and business advocacy. Kim also oversees CIPE’s Papua New Guinea field office, which operates the PNG Women’s Business Resource Centre among other innovative women’s economic empowerment programs.
Prior to joining CIPE, Kim helped start and manage a social enterprise in Korea that both employed and supported marginalized populations. She has worked across Asia in a variety of capacities including designing and leading programs as well as conducting research. Kim holds a MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced and International Studies with focuses on Korea Studies, International Economics and International Law, and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Asian American Studies with a minor in African American Studies from UCLA. She also completed the Korean Language Flagship Program, an initiative under the National Security Education Program.