Thomas Kim (BW)

Thomas T. Kim

Managing Director,
Independent Directors Council

Location: Washington, DC

Member Since: 2019

Thomas T. Kim is Managing Director of the Independent Directors Council (IDC) at the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the association representing regulated investment companies globally. In leading the IDC, Tom advances the education, communication and public policy priorities of independent directors on the boards of mutual funds and other registered investment companies. Before joining the IDC, Tom served as Senior Vice President at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he led strategy and management of the organization’s commercial real estate finance area, including public policy on financial services, capital formation, and market liquidity. He also spearheaded governance and member engagement, advising the Commercial Board of Governors, executive roundtables and committees, forging consensus across a broad range of industry participants.  

Tom is a co-founder and board member of a nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking in developing countries. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where he served as a law review editor, and LL.M. with distinction from the Georgetown Law Center.