President Moon Jae-in nominated Kim Dong-yeon (60), current president of Ajou University, as new Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Strategy and Finance. For the post of Presidential Senior Advisor for Policy Affairs and Vice Chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council, he announced his appointment of Chang Ha-sung (64), currently Korea University professor, and Kim Gwang-du (70), endowed professor of economics at Sogang University, respectively.
In addition, Chung Eui-yong (71), former Ambassador to Geneva, and Kang Kyung-hwa, special advisor on policy to the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, were appointed as the new chief of the National Security Office and Minister of Foreign Affairs. President Moon tapped Hong Seok-hyun (68), former head of JoongAng Daily, and Moon Chung-in (66), professor at Yonsei University, as special envoys in charge of unification, diplomatic, and security affairs.
He announced these appointments today at the Chunchuguan press center in Cheongwadae, saying of his decision to pick Kim as the Deputy Prime Minister, "Creating jobs and reviving the economy are priority tasks for the new government. When considering for the right people, I put the risk management ability and drive as the most important conditions."
As for his decision to tap Chang as the senior advisor post, Mr. Moon explained, "He is the best person to lead the initiative to shift our economic policy paradigm from big business-led growth toward economic democracy and income-oriented growth policy."