Kim Byeong Deok

Kim Byeong Deok

Board of Directors

Mr. Kim Byeong Deok joined the Special Olympics movement as a volunteer for the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program at the 2002 Special Olympics Korea National Games when he was a District Governor of Lions Clubs International. He is the key person who introduced and started the Health Athletes program in Korea.

He served as a Head of Delegation for the Special Olympics Korea team at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Dublin; 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano; and 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai; as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games.

When he became the National Director of Special Olympics Korea in 2003, he reorganized Special Olympics Korea and got accreditation from SOI in 2004. With his leadership, Special Olympics Korea successfully received legal entity approval from the Korean Government in 2009. He was then elected as Senior Vice Chairman of Special Olympics Korea.

After the 2007 Shanghai Special Olympics World Games, he was elected Vice Chairman of Special Olympics East Asia Regional Advisory Council where he served until August 2013. During the SOEA Regional Leadership Council meeting in September of 2013, he won the election and became the new Chairman of SOEA RLC.

Mr. Kim is a member of Lions Clubs International. He served as District Governor for 354-D district from 2001 to 2002; as a Council Chairperson for 354 Multiple Districts from 2006 to 2007; and an International Director of LCI Board from 2009 to 2011. He served as a Global Membership Team Area Leader for Korea from 2011 to 2014.

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