Mr Yang-Ok Ahn is the Chairperson of the Korea Student Aid Foundation. He graduated from Seoul National University's College of Education with his BA, MA, and PhD. Following graduation, he began a long academic career as a professor at his alma mater, where he has been teaching since 1987. Also he is currently Non-standing director of Korea Sport & Olympic committee. Mr. Ahn has devoted his career to working on behalf of Korean students for better education.
In 2012, Mr. Ahn was appointed as President of the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations (34th, 35th) and consecutively filled educational government posts including Director of Division of Education, Korean National Commission for UNESCO (2010-2016), Director of Educational Broadcasting System(2012-2014), and Representative of Humanity Education nationwide Practical Union (2012-2016). He also served as a member of the Education Reform Council in the Prime Minister's Office (2012-2013) and a director of the ROTC Scholarship Foundation(2013-2016).