On November 1st, David Bae gave a Career Talk at GSIS about being an analyst at Chosun Exchange. Chosun Exchange is a Singapore-based NGO which focuses on economic policy, business and legal training for young North Koreans. Relying largely on volunteer consultants, economists, and professors to provide expertised, Chosun Exchange has trained over 1,000 North Koreans since 2009. Workshops have been held in Pyongyang, Wonsan, Rason, Singapore, Beijing and Vietnam and programs have expanded to include entreprenuership and women in business.
Mr. Bae has been an Analyst at Chosun Exchange for two years and during that time has planned and executed five business training and scholarship projects in Singapore and Vietnam worth US $1million and involving 36 North Korean Participants.