Chung Mong-joon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Chung.
Chung Mong-joon
Chung in January 2008
Personal details
Born (1951-10-27)27 October 1951 (age 61)
Pusan, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Political party Saenuri
Spouse(s) Kim Young-Myeong
Alma mater Seoul National University (B.A.)
MIT Sloan School of Management (M.B.A.)
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Ph.D.)
Occupation Politician; Business Magnate; Vice President of FIFA
Religion Presbyterianism
Korean name
Hangul 정몽준
Hanja 鄭夢準
Revised Romanization Jeong Mong-jun
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Mongjun

Chung Mong-joon or Chung Mong Joon, (Korean: 정몽준, born October 17, 1951) is a South Korean businessman and politician. He is honorary vice president of FIFA[1] and the former president of the South Korean soccer association. He is also the controlling shareholder in Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, the second-largest South Korean chaebol and one of the largest corporations in the world. He is the sixth son of the Hyundai conglomerate founder, Chung Ju-yung. Chung is a graduate of Seoul National University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Johns Hopkins University where he earned his Ph.D. He is also the chairman of the board of the University of Ulsan and Ulsan College in Ulsan, South Korea.[2] He is the founder and the honorary chairman of The Asan Institute for Policy Studies. [3]


He is also a member of the South Korean national assembly, representing Ulsan. In 1988, Chung won a seat in the National Assembly of South Korea and is now in his seventh term in office. In 2002, he ran for the presidency, where Chung formed a coalition with candidate Roh Moo-hyun to swing voters away from conservative Grand National Party candidate Lee Hoi-chang. Chung controversially withdrew his endorsement of Roh in the last hour, but Roh went on to win the election nonetheless. In September 2002, he announced his intent to run for the presidency in December.[4]

He also ran for mayor of Seoul in the 2014 South Korean regional elections. However, he lost to incumbent mayor Park Won-Soon.

As a sportsman, Chung won a silver medal in a national competition for equestrian jumping in 1976, and once placed fourth in a South Korean cross-country skiing championship.



  1. ^ FIFA Executive Committee
  2. ^ Ulsan College
  3. ^ "About the Asan Institute". The Asan Institute for Policy Studies. 
  4. ^ Profile: Chung Mong-joon - BBC

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National Assembly of South Korea
New constituency Member of the Assembly for Ulsan Dong-gu
Succeeded by
Ahn Hyo-dae
Preceded by
Lee Kye-an
Member of the Assembly for Dongjak-eul
Party political offices
Preceded by
Park Hee-tae
Chairman of the Grand National Party
Succeeded by
Ahn Sang-soo