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New Hub city in KOREA - daejeon opended to the world, citizens realizing dreams

  • Academic Background

    • ­Graduated from Daejeon High School (1974)
    • B.A. in Business Administration at Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, 1978)
    • M.S. in Urban Planning at Hannam University (2001)
    • Ph.D in Public Administration at Daejeon University (2004)
    • Science & Policy Advanced Research Course from Seoul National University (2005)
  • Professional Background

    • Passed the Korea National Civil Service Examination (1977) – the youngest applicant to take 1st place with the highest score
    • Director-General of Planning Bureau, Chungnam Provincial Government (1990)
    • Secretary to the President for Civil Affairs, Office of the President, Cheong Wa Dae (1991)
    • Director-General of Planning and Management Bureau, Daejeon Metropolitan City (1995)
    • Director-General of Local Economy, Ministry of Home Affairs (1997)
    • Vice mayor for Administrative Affairs and Vice mayor for Political Affairs, Daejeon Metropolitan City (1999)
    • Director-General of Local Autonomy Administration Bureau, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (2002)
    • Secretary to the President for Personnel Affairs, Office of the President, Cheong Wa Dae (2003)
    • Member of the 17th National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (2004)
    • Member of the 18 th National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (2008)
    • Inaugurated as the Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City (2014)