Insang Hwang

Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles

Deputy Consul General Insang Hwang has held his position at the Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles since August 2017. Prior to his current post, he served as as a Counsellor at the Korean Mission to the European Union (2014) in Brussels and as Senior Consul at the Korean Consulate General to Shanghai (2011). Deputy Consul General Hwang first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1995, and subsequently served as the Deputy Director of the North American & European Union Trade Division (2009) and Director of FTA Policy Planning Division (2010) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT). Graduating from Seoul National University in 1993, he went on to study at the Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego (1998) and earn a Law Master degree (L.M.) from the Graduate School of Legal Studies at Korea University (2011). Focusing on economic affairs, Deputy Consul Hwang has participated in negotiating integral trade agreements including the KORUS-FTA, Korea-EU FTA, and Korea-China FTA over the course of his diplomatic career.