The Executive Director, elected and appointed by the Assembly, heads the Secretariat of AFoCO, which administers and coordinates the activities and day-to-day operations of the organization as mandated by the Assembly.  The Secretariat headquarters, headed by the Executive Director is based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.

Organizational Chart



Executive Director

JIN Sunpil

Vice Executive Director

Strategy & Outreach Team

KIM Jimyung

Concurrent Program Officer for Assembly & Governance
Planning & Budget Division

KIM Donghwan (Ph.D.)

Program Officer
Planning & Coordination

JEONG Yujeong

Assistant Program Officer
Assembly & Governance

LEE Hansol

Assistant Program Officer for Planning

Operations & Resource Management Team

LEE Seonghan (Ph.D.)

Program Officer
Human Resources & Operations

HWANG Jungwon

Program Officer
Administrative Operations & Accounting

KWAK Raeyoung

Program Officer

Emily Marie LIM

Program Officer
Communications & Information

HAN Youngju

Assistant Program Officer
Management & Administration

Orlando A. Panganiban

Cooperation & Project Division

Development & Evaluation Team

BAE Kikang (Ph.D.)

Program Officer
Project Development & Evaluation


Program Officer
Project Development & Gender Policy

Implementation & Monitoring Team

CHOI Sungho

Program Officer
Implementation & Management

CHA Jiyea

Assistant Program Officer
Project Management

PARK Junghwan

Regional Program Manager
(NTFP Project)

YOUN Hojoong

Regional Project Manager
(AKCF Project)

LEE Yeongjoo (Ph.D.)

Director, Capacity Development Division
Head of AFoCO RETC

Regional Education and Training Center Team

RYANG Soozin

Program Officer
Education and Training in AFoCO RETC

Logo & Symbol

The AFoCO emblem is a combination of circles, semicircles, and circular quadrants, and it resembles the alphabetical shape of “AFoCO”. The colors of the emblem represent all types of forests sustainably managed in harmony with all living things. Together they represent various ecosystems of the earth where AFoCO aspires to make greener through action-oriented forest cooperation in Asia.

The visual elements that represent AFoCO’s identity include the AFoCO emblem, the AFoCO logotype and other elements such as color and type. These guidelines are meant for AFoCO staff, AFoCO member countries and graphic designers working with AFoCO, and should be implemented with care, consistency and good design judgment.


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Ricardo L. Calderon is a forester by profession who has served in the Government of the Republic of the Philippines for 33 years. He started as a field Forester, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), Regional Technical Director for Forestry, Regional Executive Director, Bureau Director, and most recently as the Assistant Secretary. Ricardo held a position as the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines designate for Staff Bureaus, and later as the Assistant Secretary for Climate Change and Director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau in concurrent capacity handling programs and policies in protected areas and biodiversity conservation, coastal and marine management, and wildlife resources conservation before joining the Secretariat in January 2021.

Ricardo has led several important national programs as National Coordinator of the National Greening Program (NGP) as the Director of the Forest Management Bureau, Project Director of the JICA-funded Forest Management Program (FMP), ADB-funded Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP). He also headed the implementation of the USAID B+Wiser Program in the Philippines that resulted in the full implementation and adoption of the LAWIN Forest Protection and Biodiversity Monitoring System being used by Forest Protection Officers nationwide with full investment from the Philippine Government. He holds a master’s degree in forestry majoring in forest resources management and a minor in silviculture and forest influences from the University of the Philippines.

Read more about him in this exclusive interview article HERE.
Jin Sunpil joined the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization as Vice Executive Director in February 2021. Having led overseas projects by the Korea Forest Service in AFoCO Party countries, Sunpil brings close to 25 years of extensive experience and leadership in both international and domestic forestry policy development as well as project planning and implementation. Prior to joining AFoCO, he served as the Director General of the Forest Aviation Headquarters of the Korea Forest Service and was in various senior management positions. Sunpil graduated from the Department of Forestry of Seoul National University and also holds a master’s degree from the Korea National Defense University.