Choi Kyoung-hwan

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.
Choi Kyoung-hwan
최경환
Minister of Strategy and Finance
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 June 2014
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Preceded by Hyun Oh-seok
Personal details
Born (1955-06-22) 22 June 1955 (age 59)
Sincheon-dong, South Korea
Political party Saenuri Party
Alma mater Yonsei University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Choi Kyoung-hwan
Hangul 최경환
Hanja 崔炅煥
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.

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.

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.

Also known to his friends as "Sinkiru".

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hyun Oh-seok
Minister of Strategy and Finance
2014–present
Incumbent