Ki-chan Nam

Busan Port Authority


Mr. NAM, Ki-chan is the  CEO and President of Busan Port Authority since 2018.

He received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of University of Wales in the UK.

He has more than 25 years of experience in ports and maritime industries, the greater part of his career spent as a lecturer and professor of Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and the Catholic University of Chile.

NAM also dedicated himself to the development of Busan Port as a Member of the Logistics Policy Committee of Busan Metropolitan City from 2002 to 2004 and Port Commissioner(Board of Director) of Busan Port Authority from 2006 to 2009.

Sessions With Ki-chan Nam

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 10:45am - 11:30am (CET) / 23/jun/2021 08:45 am - 23/jun/2021 09:30 am


    IAPH Regional: Potential of Terminal and Cargo Data Sharing for East and South Asian Ports

    One of the main reasons why South East Asian ports have been rated highest in their berth productivity can be attributed to their approach towards digitalization and data sharing. In this session, you will hear the case of Busan which has multiple terminal operators all competing with each other and the case of Kobe which works on a national level to facilitate data sharing. You will also hear about the outlier Adani Ports which has emerged as a major regional player in South Asia thanks to its innovative approach to digitaization.