Chief of Staff to the President (South Korea)

The Chief of Staff to the President (Korean: 대통령비서실장; Hanja: 大統領秘書室長) is the highest-ranking employee of the Blue House and serves as chief of staff to the President of South Korea.[1][2] The chief presidential secretary is traditionally one of the first officials appointed by an incoming president.[3] Incumbent President Moon Jae-in was a former chief of staff.

Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic of Korea
대통령비서실장
Emblem of South Korea
Incumbent
Noh Young-min

since 9 January 2019
Office of the President
AppointerPresident of South Korea
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderLee Ki-poong
Formation15 April 1948
Chief of Staff to the President
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationDaetongnyeong biseo siljang
McCune–ReischauerTaet'ongnyŏng pisŏ shilchang
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List of chiefs of staff

Name Term of office Duration President
1 Lee Ki-poong 15 April 1948October 1948 Unknown Rhee Syng-man
2 Kim Yang-cheon October 19481 June 1949 Unknown
3 Ko Jae-bong 1 June 19491953 Unknown
4 Yoo Chang-joon 195326 April 1960 Unknown
5 Chang Il-gang 26 April 196012 August 1960 108 days Heo Jeong (acting)
6 Kim Joon-ha 18 August 196020 October 1960 63 days Yun Bo-seon
7 Lee Jae-hang 21 October 19606 April 1962 1 year, 167 days
8 Lee Dong-won 6 April 19626 December 1963 1 year, 244 days Park Chung-hee (acting)
9 Lee Hu-rak 10 December 196321 October 1969 5 years, 315 days Park Chung-hee
10 Kim Chung-yum 21 October 196922 December 1978 9 years, 62 days
11 Kim Gye-won 22 December 197830 October 1979 312 days
12 Choi Kwang-soo 7 November 197927 August 1980 294 days Choi Kyu-hah
13 Kim Kyung-won 27 August 198030 December 1981 1 year, 125 days Chun Doo-hwan
14 Lee Beom-seok 3 January 19822 June 1982 150 days
15 Ham Byung-chun 6 June 19829 October 1983 1 year, 125 days
16 Kang Kyung-shik 15 October 198321 January 1985 1 year, 98 days
17 Lee Kyu-ho 21 January 198514 October 1985 266 days
18 Park Young-soo 15 October 198519 July 1987 1 year, 277 days
19 Kim Yun-hwan 20 July 198724 February 1988 219 days
20 Hong Sung-cheol 25 February 198817 March 1990 2 years, 20 days Roh Tae-woo
21 Ro Jai-bong 17 March 199027 December 1990 285 days
22 Jeong Hae-chang 27 December 199024 February 1993 2 years, 59 days
23 Park Kwan-yong 25 February 199323 December 1994 1 year, 301 days Kim Young-sam
24 Han Seung-soo 23 December 199421 December 1995 363 days
25 Kim Kwang-il 21 December 199528 February 1997 1 year, 69 days
26 Kim Yong-tae 28 February 199724 February 1998 361 days
27 Kim Joong-kwon 25 February 199823 November 1999 1 year, 271 days Kim Dae-jung
28 Han Kwang-ok[4] 23 November 199910 September 2001 1 year, 291 days
29 Lee Sang-ju 10 September 200129 January 2002 141 days
30 Jeon Yun-churl 29 January 200215 April 2002 76 days
31 Park Jie-won 15 April 200224 February 2003 315 days
32 Moon Hee-sang 25 February 200313 February 2004 353 days Roh Moo-hyun
33 Kim Woo-shik 13 February 200419 August 2005 1 year, 187 days
34 Lee Byung-wan 25 August 20059 March 2007 1 year, 196 days
35 Moon Jae-in 12 March 200724 February 2008 349 days
36 Yu Woo-ik 25 February 200810 June 2008 106 days Lee Myung-bak
37 Jeong Jeong-gil 20 June 20083 June 2010 1 year, 348 days
38 Yim Tae-hee 16 July 201030 November 2011 1 year, 137 days
39 Ha Geum-yeol 12 December 201124 February 2013 1 year, 74 days
40 Heo Tae-yeol 25 February 20134 August 2013 160 days Park Geun-hye
41 Kim Ki-chun 5 August 201322 February 2015 1 year, 201 days
42 Lee Byung-ki 1 March 201515 May 2016 1 year, 75 days
43 Lee Won-jong 16 May 201630 October 2016 167 days
(28) Han Kwang-ok 3 November 20169 May 2017 187 days
44 Im Jong-seok 10 May 20178 January 2019 1 year, 243 days Moon Jae-in
45 Noh Young-min 9 January 2019Incumbent 334 days

See also

References

  1. "Park likely to announce nominee for chief presidential secretary". koreatimes.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  2. The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. "News View | The World On Arirang". arirang.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  3. "Moon Jae-in starts new day as president". koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  4. "Han Kwang-ok Appointed Chief Presidential Secretary - The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - national/politics". english.chosun.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
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