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Career

  • 14th Mayor of Gunpo (2014~)
  • 13th Mayor of Gunpo (2010~2014.6)
  • 10th and 11th Mayor of Gunpo (1998-2006)
  • Director General of Gyeoggi Province Electoral Campaign Headquarters for the 17th Presidential Election
  • Member of Advisory Board of Northeast Asia Peace Movement (March 2003-present)
  • Member of Advisory Commission of Korean Federation for Environmental Movement
    (in Anyang, Gunpo, and Uiwang)
  • Co-President of Media Watch (in Anyang, Gunpo, and Uiwang)
  • Member of Central Committee of Federation of Korean Trade Unions (1996-1998)
  • Chair of Central Gyeonggi Branch of Federation of Korean Trade Unions (1993-1998)
  • Chair of Labor Union of Bumyang Air Conditioning (serving four terms, 1977-1993)

Education

  • Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration in Hansei University (Aug. 2011)
  • Graduated from Yongmun Elementary School, Yecheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Awards

  • Ethical Management Grand Prize in CEO Award of Korea in 2013 (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy)
  • Chief Executive Officer in Local Authority Management Award of Korea (Dong-A Daily Newspaper, Korea Institute for Public Authority)
  • Class 1 in the integrity evaluation on primary local authorities in Korea(in 2013 by Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission of Korea)
  • Top in the overall integrity evaluation on primary local authorities in Korea (in 2012 by Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission of Korea)
  • Best Administrator Award in Korean Local Self-Governing Administration Awards (July 2003)
  • Seoktap Industrial Contribution Medal (May 1996)
  • Presidential Award (March 1985)
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