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Based in Beijing, the GTI Secretariat operates as the main executing agency of the GTI Consultative Commission, providing administration, coordination,  advisory and outreach services, as well as undertaking the management of GTI projects. The Secretariat is currently under the administrative support of UNDP for its budget and staffing.


The Secretariat is composed of a small team of professional staff and officials seconded from the GTI member governments, and headed by its Director, Mr. Lee Lawrence Hoomyung


Message from the Director


Let me welcome you to the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) webpage. As the Director of the GTI Secretariat I assumed the office in this challenging time when international cooperation and exchanges are even more crucial for ensuring regional economic stability.


The North-East Asian region possesses a great potential as a vibrant and rapidly developing region with strategically important location and intense economic ties with Asia Pacific and European partners.


Acknowledging the importance of GTI as an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism, People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation have been maintaining a regular dialogue, coordinating their policies and implementing joint projects in such fields as transport, tourism, trade and investment, agriculture, energy and environment.


I believe, that with further strong commitment from our member countries, in close collaboration with GTI’s affiliated bodies and our partners we will be able to contribute to further strengthening of economic cooperation and region’s prosperity. The GTI Secretariat in its turn will provide the necessary administrative and facilitation support.


Lee Lawrence Hoomyung

Director, GTI Secretariat 





Mr. Lawrence Hoomyung LEE assumed position in the GTI Secretariat as the Director in November 2023.

Born in June 1966. Astute public administrator, thinker, and communicator. Speaks English and French.


After graduating in 1988 from Seoul National University served at different positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Also, he got Diplôme de L’Ecole Nationale d ’Administration (ENA France) and

Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), Paris, France in 2001.


1997-1999 - Deputy Director, National Budget Directorate.

2000-2002 - Assistant CFO and Senior Deputy Director for Budget, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

2003-2005 ­- Director for Finance, Project Office of the Light Water Reactor Construction in North Korea.

2005-2008 - Director, Governance Innovation of 300 SOEs and quasi-governmental public institutions.

2009-2011 - Director, FX Management and Control, International Finance Directorate.

2011-2012 - Director General for Future Strategy, Presidential Commission on National Vision and Strategy.

2012-2014 - Director General for Olympic Marketing, Organizing Committee of The Winter Olympic Games 2016.

2015-2017 - Senior Director, SOEs Governance and Innovation Directorate, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

2017-2018 - Program Manager, UN Project Office on Governance (Songdo, Korea).

2018-2022 - Senior Advisor to Executive Director, African Development Bank.


Married, has a daughter.