Choi Kyoung-hwan

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Choi Kyoung-hwan
최경환
Prime Minister of South Korea
Acting
In office
27 April 2015 – 18 June 2015
President Park Geun-hye
Preceded by Lee Wan-koo
Succeeded by Hwang Kyo-ahn
Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
15 July 2014 – 13 January 2016
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Hwang Kyo-ahn
Preceded by Hyun Oh-seok
Succeeded by Yoo Il-ho
Minister of Strategy and Finance
In office
13 June 2014 – 13 January 2016
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Hwang Kyo-ahn
Preceded by Hyun Oh-seok
Succeeded by Yoo Il-ho
Personal details
Born (1955-06-22) 22 June 1955 (age 62)
Sincheon-dong, South Korea
Political party Saenuri Party
Alma mater Yonsei University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Choi Kyoung-hwan
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Choe Gyeong-hwan
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Kyŏng-hwan

Choi Kyoung-hwan (born June 22, 1955) is a member of the National Assembly of South Korea in the Hannara Party. He represents the Gyeongsan-Cheongdo region of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Choi has promised to work for the extension of Daegu Subway Line 1 beyond the borders of Daegu to Gyeongsan, and to expand the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology. Choi was the acting Prime Minister from 27 April 2015 to 18 June 2015.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Gyeongsan's Sincheon-dong, Choi graduated from Daegu High School in 1975. He obtained his bachelor's in economics at Yonsei University, passing the civil service exam while enrolled for a fourth year of study in 1979. He later received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he studied from 1987 to 1991.

Career

His work in economics has opened up various opportunities for Choi. In 1995, he served as a researcher at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In the South Korean presidential election, 2002, he was special advisor on economics to then-presidential candidate Lee Hoi-chang.

See also

References

  1. ^ 경제현안 산적 최경환, 총리 직무대행까지 - 비즈한국

External links

  • Official campaign website, in Korean
Political offices
Preceded by
Hyun Oh-seok
Minister of Strategy and Finance
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Yoo Il-ho
Preceded by
Lee Wan-koo
Prime Minister of South Korea
Acting

2015
Succeeded by
Hwang Kyo-ahn
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