Myung-Ja Kim is a President of Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) and the Chairperson of Korean Business Council on Sustainable Development (KBCSD). She has served as a Minister of Korea Ministry of Environment and a Member of the Korea National Assembly. She had been in academia for three decades as a dean of college of science and a professor of chemistry at Sookmyung Women’s University.  She  received the Presidential Award for the Advancement of Science and Technology, National Medal of Science and Technology called `Changjo-jang’ and Blue Stripes Order of Service Merit. She is an advisor to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Korea Network (SDSN Korea), Korea Academy of Environment Science (KAES), and Sustainable Science Society.