Chief Presidential Secretary

Chief Presidential Secretary of the Republic of Korea
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Incumbent
Im Jong-seok

since 10 May 2017
AppointerPresident of South Korea
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderLee Ki-poong
Formation15 April 1948
Chief Presidential Secretary
Hangul대통령비서실장
Hanja大統領秘書室長
Revised RomanizationDaetongnyeongbiseosiljang
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The Chief Presidential Secretary (Hangul대통령비서실장; Hanja大統領秘書室長) is the highest-ranking employee of the Blue House and serves as chief of staff to the President of South Korea.[1][2] The chief presidential secretary is traditionally one of the first officials appointed by an incoming president.[3] Incumbent President Moon Jae-in is a former chief presidential secretary.

Im Jong-seok is the current chief presidential secretary.[4]

List of chief presidential secretaries

Government President Name Took Office Left Office
First Republic Syngman Rhee Lee Ki-poong 15 April 1948 1948
Third Republic Park Chung-hee Lee Hu-rak 10 December 1963 21 October 1969
Kim Chung-yum 21 October 1969 22 December 1978
Fourth Republic Kim Chung-yum 21 October 1969 22 December 1978
Kim Gye-won 22 December 1978 30 October 1979
Fifth Republic Chun Doo-hwan Lee Beom-seok 3 January 1982 2 June 1982
Sixth Republic Kim Young-sam Han Seung-soo 23 December 1994 21 December 1995
Kim Dae-jung Han Kwang-ok[5] 23 November 1999 10 September 2001
Park Jie-won 15 April 2002 24 February 2003
Roh Moo-hyun Moon Hee-sang 25 February 2003 13 February 2004
Moon Jae-in 12 March 2007 24 February 2008
Lee Myung-bak Yim Tae-hee 16 July 2010 30 November 2011
Moon Jae-in Im Jong-seok 10 May 2017 Incumbent