President-elect Park Geun-hye on Friday finalized the personnel lineup of her transition team, setting in motion the process to lay the groundwork for her five-year state governance to begin on Feb. 25.
The lineup for the committee consisting of nine subcommittees was announced by committee chairman and former Constitutional Court chief Kim Yong-joon.
Park appointed Kim Jin-sun, the head of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizing committee, as her inauguration preparation chairperson.
As a representative of the subcommittee for the planning and coordination of state affairs, Yoo Min-bong, social science professor at Sungkyunkwan University was picked. Saenuri Rep. Kang Seog-hoon and Ock Dong-seok, economy professor at Incheon University, were selected as its members.
Former Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo and former presidential security advisor Yun Byung-se were appointed as a representative and member of the foreign affairs and defense subcommittees, respectively.
For the political affairs subcommittee, Park Hyo-chong, ethics education professor at Seoul National University was picked as its representative and Jang Hoon, political science professor at Chung-Ang University, as its member.
For the first subcommittee for economic issues, Rep. Yoo Sung-kull was chosen as its representative. Park Heung-seok, chairman of the Gwangju Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Hong Gi-take, economics professor at Chung-Ang University, were appointed as its members.
For the second subcommittee for economic issues, Saenuri Rep. Lee Hyun-jae was picked as its representative while Suh Seoung-hwan, economics professor at Yonsei University, was chosen as its member.
For the subcommittee of law and social safety, Lee Hye-jin, law professor at Dong-A University is the representative, while Lee Seung-jong, chemical engineering professor at Seoul National University is the member.
Other members of the transition team include Kwak Byong-sun, former dean of Kyong-In Women’s College, for the subcommittee for education and science; Choi Sung-jae, professor emeritus of social welfare at Seoul National University, for the subcommittee for employment and welfare; and Mo Chul-min, president of Seoul Arts Center, for the subcommittee for women and culture.
Park also appointed Lee Jung-hyun, her close aide and member of the Saenuri’s Supreme Council, as the chief of her political affairs team while choosing Byun Choo-suk, design professor at Kookmin University, as her publicity team leader.
By Song Sang-ho (firstname.lastname@example.org)