Chung Mong-gyu

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Chung Mong-gyu
Born (1961-01-14) January 14, 1961 (age 58)
Alma materKorea University (B.B.A.)
University of Oxford (M.A.)
OccupationChairman of HDC Group

President of Korea Football Association

President of East Asian Football Federation
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Mong-gyu
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Monggyu

Chung Mong-gyu, born in Seoul in 1961, is one of South Korea’s business leaders and the chairman of HDC Group. He has been serving as the 53rd President of Korea Football Association (KFA), a title held for 2 consecutive terms since 2013. In May 2017, he won a seat on FIFA Council. Chairman Chung received his bachelor's degree in business administration at Korea University in 1985, and completed his master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford in 1988.


  • 1988.02: Master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Oxford University
  • 1985.02: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Korea University
  • 1980.02: Graduated Yongsan High School



Chung Mong-gyu served as Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company from January 1996 to March 1999. He has managed Hyundai Development Company since his appointment as chairmanship in March 1999.

Hyundai Development Company, a parent entity of Hyundai Development Company Group, is a comprehensive construction company established in 1976 and has created more than 400,000 apartment units in Korea including Samsung-dong IPARK, Suwon IPARK CITY and Haeundae IPARK. In addition, Hyundai Development Company has been active in various areas such as city development, residential/commercial buildings, civil engineering and social infrastructure.[citation needed]

Hyundai Development Company has diversified its business areas to include manufacture, distribution, IT, leisure and service, with real estate & infrastructure construction as the center. The affiliates of Hyundai Development Company include Hyundai EP, I·Controls, I·Service, Hyundai IPARK Mall, Young Chang Music, I&CONS, Hotel IPARK, Hyundai PCE, IPARK Sports, HDC Asset Management and HDC Shilla Duty Free.

Through his engagement in IPARK Volunteer Corps, which was launched in 2004 as a social contribution committee of Hyundai Development Company, Chairman Chung has been actively promoting corporate social responsibility. In particular, with the establishment of Pony Chung Foundation, which is a nonprofit scholarship organization, he has been carrying out various programs such as Pony Chung Innovation Award, Academic Grants and Domestic/Overseas Scholarships.

Through his ownerships of Ulsan Hyundai FC (1994-1996), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (1997-1999) and Busan IPARK FC (2000-present), Chairman Chung has continuously supported the development of Korean Football industry.

Elected as the 9th President of the K League (Korean Professional Football League ) in 2011, he handled the match-fixing scandals with determination and acumen. In 2013, he was elected as the 52nd President of the Korea Football Association (KFA), a title being served for 2 consecutive terms since his reappointment as the 53rd President in 2016. In addition, he served as Vice President of East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (2013-2014), Member of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup (2013-2016), Chef de Mission of 2016 Summer Olympics South Korea Team (2016) and Member of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee (2015-2017).

His current roles include Deputy Chairman of 2019 AFC Asian Cup Organizing Committee (2015–present), Member of AFC Development Committee (2015–present), Chairman of 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee (2016–present), Chairperson of AFC Referees’ Committee (2016–present), Vice President of AFC (2016–present), Vice President of Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (2017–present) and Member of FIFA Council (2017–present). Since his joining the FIFA Council, Chairman Chung has been devoting his efforts to co-hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup with China, Japan and North Korea.


  • 1997 Winner of the 2nd Korea-China Young Researcher's Award (economics segment)
  • 1997 “100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum[1]


  1. ^ "정몽규 회장 공식적으로 출발". Best Eleven. March 7, 2013.