Won Hee-ryong

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Won Hee-ryong
Won Hee-ryong in 2016
Governor of Jeju Province
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Woo Keun-min
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2000 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Park Bum-jin
Succeeded by Kil Jeong-woo
Constituency Yangcheon 1st (Seoul)
Personal details
Born (1964-02-14) 14 February 1964 (age 54)
Seogwipo, South Korea
Political party Independent
Alma mater Seoul National University
Won Hee-ryong
Hangul 원희룡
Revised Romanization Won Hui-ryong
McCune–Reischauer Wŏn Hŭiryong

Won Hee-ryong (born February 14, 1964) is a South Korean politician.[1] He is a member of the 16th, 17th, and 18th National Assembly, and was a Supreme Council Member of the conservative Grand National Party. He is the current governor of Jeju Province.

He is known to be a moderating force during his time in the conservative Saenuri Party (GNP's successor). He does not always adopt his party's policies and convictions.

He graduated from college of law in Seoul National University. He is well known for being ranked first in two major state examinations: the College Scholastic Ability Test (1982) and the National Judicial Exam (1992).

During his youth, he was a member of the Korean labour and student movements for 7 years, fighting for the right of labour and democratization.

Passing the 34th National Judicial Exam (1992), he worked as a public prosecutor in Seoul, Yeoju, and Busan.

Since then, he has been elected as a member of National Assembly (2000), served as a member of Science, Technology, Information & Telecommunication Committee, Legislation & Judiciary Committee (2002), Unification, Foreign Affairs & Trade Committee (2004), Finance & Economy Committee (2006), and Commerce, Industry & Energy Committee (2007) in the National Assembly.

He has been a member of World Economic Forum since 2003 and was elected as a young global leader by WEF (2005[2]).

In 2005 Won wrote his life "I Am Dreaming Of Sub-Three."

In 2007, Won ran for the party presidential candidacy; he gained only 1% of votes.[3]


  1. ^ Interview, OhmyNews, April 26, 2000.
  2. ^ Yonhap News, January 21, 2007.
  3. ^ "Ex-Seoul mayor wins GNP presidential nomination", Korea Times, August 20, 2007.
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