President Lee Myung-bak appointed yesterday Kim Dae-ki, former head of the Statistics Korea, as his new senior secretary for economic affairs.
New presidential senior secretary for economic affairs appointed
Kim is the successor of Choi Joong-kyung, who was named the knowledge economy minister last month.
A native of South Gyeongsang, Kim studied economics at the Seoul National University and passed the civil servants exam in 1978. He has served various key posts at the Ministry of Planning and Budget under the Roh Moo-hyun administration. From 2008 to 2009, he headed the Statistics Korea, the government office handling the country’s statistical information.
From April 2009 to August 2010, Kim served as the vice minister at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
By Ser Myo-ja [firstname.lastname@example.org]