Senior Management

Youngmi Cho, M.A.

Youngmi Cho is the Head of Global Affairs & Communications at IVI, leading membership engagement with governments, communications and media outreach, advocacy, and capacity-building programs. In this role, she oversees IVI’s diplomatic affairs and donor state relationships in addition to the functions of the Global Council and IVI’s Collaborating Centers. Her team also maintains the IVI brand, including editorial and design.

Ms. Cho joined IVI in 2013 as the Senior Manager of Government Relations, primarily managing IVI’s relations with the Government of the Republic of Korea, IVI’s first host country, and securing reoccurring core funding.

Prior to IVI, Ms. Cho held positions at the Embassy of Denmark in Korea and the Australian Trade Commission as a Commercial Officer and Business Development Manager, respectively. She has a 20+ year career in diplomacy and multilateral coalition-building with a passion for global health.

Ms. Cho holds a Master of International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Arts in Scandinavian Language and Culture from Hankook University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Republic of Korea.