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 leading association representing regulated investment companies globally. In heading the IDC, Tom advances the education, governance, communication, and public policy priorities of independent directors on the boards of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and other registered investment companies. Before joining the IDC, he served as Senior Vice President at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he led strategy, public policy, governance, and member engagement across the organization’s commercial real estate finance membership. Previously, he managed regulatory and policy matters affecting mortgage investments and capital markets as Associate General Counsel at Freddie Mac. Tom is a veteran of ICI, having served as Associate Counsel at the Institute earlier in his career.

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