Office of the President (South Korea)

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The Office of the President (Korean대통령비서실; Hanja大統領秘書室) assists the President of South Korea. Chief of Staff to the President is the head of the Office of the President and is a ministerial-level official. Cheong Wa Dae is sometimes used as a metonym for the Presidential Secretariat because of its location there. The Presidential Secretariat is an important part of the executive branch of the South Korean government


Members[edit]

Moon Jae-in Administration[edit]

Under the Moon Jae-in administration, the Presidential Secretariat is made up of the Chief Presidential Secretary, Chief Presidential Secretary for Policy, two Advisors to the President and eight senior presidential secretaries as well as over 400 other public servants. There are also four unpaid Special Advisors to the President.

The Chief Presidential Secretary is accompanied by the first five senior presidential secretaries listed below whereas Chief Presidential Secretary for Policy is accompanied by the remaining three.

Senior Presidential Secretary for Political Affairs (정무수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Jun Byung-hun (전병헌)[1] 14 May 2017 19 November 2017[2]
2 Han Byung-do (한병도) 28 November 2017 8 January 2019
3 Kang Gi-jung (강기정) 9 January 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs (민정수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Cho Kuk (조국)[3] 11 May 2017 26 July 2019
2 Kim Jo-won (김조원) 26 July 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Society (시민사회수석비서관)
previously Senior Presidential Secretary for Social Innovation (사회혁신수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Ha Seung-chang (하승창)[1] 14 May 2017 26 June 2018
2 Lee Yong-sun (이용선) 27 June 2018 26 July 2019
3 Kim Keo-sung (김거성) 26 July 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Public Affairs (국민소통수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Yoon Young-chan (윤영찬)[4] 11 May 2017 8 January 2019
2 Yoon Do-han (윤도한) 9 January 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Personnel Management (인사수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Cho Hyun-ock (조현옥)[3] 11 May 2017 28 May 2019
2 Kim Oe-sook (김외숙) 28 May 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Job Creation (일자리수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Bahn Jahng-shick (반장식)[5] 3 July 2017 26 June 2018
2 Chung Tae-ho (정태호) 27 June 2018 26 July 2019
3 Hwang Duk-soon (황덕순) 26 July 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Economic Affairs (경제수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Hong Jang-pyo (홍장표)[6] 3 July 2017 26 June 2018
2 Yoon Jong-won (윤종원) 27 June 2018 21 June 2019
3 Lee Ho-seung (이호승) 21 June 2019 Incumbent
Senior Presidential Secretary for Social Affairs (사회수석비서관)
Number Name Took office Left office
1 Kim Su-hyun (김수현)[1] 14 May 2017 9 November 2018
2 Kim Yun-myung (김연명) 9 November 2018 Incumbent

Advisor to the President for Science and Technology (과학기술보좌관)

Number Name Took office Left office
1 Moon Mi-ok (문미옥) June 2017 December 2018
2 Lee Kong-joo (이공주) 19 February 2019 Incumbent

Advisor to the President for Economic Affairs (경제보좌관)

Number Name Took office Left office
1 Kim Hyun-cheol (김현철) 6 June 2017 29 January 2018
2 Choo Hyung-cheol (주형철) 18 March 2018 Incumbent

Special Advisors to the President (특별보좌관)

Area Name Took office Left office
Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy and National Security Moon Chung-in (문정인) 21 May 2017 Incumbent
Foreign Affairs

(and President's Special Envoy to Iraq)

Han Byung-do (한병도) 21 January 2019 Incumbent
Foreign Affairs

(and President's Special Envoy to UAE)

Im Jong-seok (임종석) 21 January 2019 Incumbent
Economy and Science Lee Jung-dong (이정동) 23 January 2019 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Moon names three senior presidential secretaries". koreatimes.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  2. ^ "Moon accepts resignation of senior secretary in corruption scandal".
  3. ^ a b "President Moon names scholars as key aides for civil, personnel affairs". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  4. ^ "Media-friendly Yoon to bridge new president with public". koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  5. ^ "(LEAD) Moon nominates new commerce and welfare ministers". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  6. ^ "Moon makes his final cabinet picks-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily". koreajoongangdaily.joins.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.