Chief Presidential Secretary

Chief Presidential Secretary of the Republic of Korea
대통령비서실장
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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
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationDaetongnyeong biseo siljang
McCune–ReischauerTaet'ongnyŏng pisŏ shilchang
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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

President Name Took Office Left Office
Syngman Rhee Lee Ki-poong 15 April 1948 October 1948
Kim Yang-cheon October 1948 1 June 1949
Ko Jae-bong 1 June 1949 1953
Yoo Chang-joon 1953 26 April 1960
Yun Posun Kim Joon-ha 18 August 1960 20 October 1960
Lee Jae-hang 21 October 1960 6 April 1962
Lee Dong-won 6 April 1962 6 December 1963
Park Chung-hee Lee Hu-rak 10 December 1963 21 October 1969
Kim Chung-yum 21 October 1969 17 October 1972
Kim Chung-yum 17 October 1972 22 December 1978
Kim Gye-won 22 December 1978 30 October 1979
Choi Kyu-hah Choi Kwang-soo 7 November 1979 27 August 1980
Chun Doo-hwan Kim Kyung-won 27 August 1980 30 December 1981
Lee Beom-seok 3 January 1982 2 June 1982
Ham Byung-chun 6 June 1982 9 October 1983
Kang Kyung-shik 15 October 1983 21 January 1985
Lee Kyu-ho 21 January 1985 14 October 1985
Park Young-soo 15 October 1985 13 July 1987
Kim Yun-hwan 13 July 1987 24 February 1988
Roh Tae-woo Hong Sung-cheol 25 February 1988 17 March 1990
Ro Jai-bong 17 March 1990 27 December 1990
Jeong Hae-chang 27 December 1990 24 February 1993
Kim Young-sam Park Kwan-yong 25 February 1993 23 December 1994
Han Seung-soo 23 December 1994 21 December 1995
Kim Kwang-il 21 December 1995 28 February 1997
Kim Yong-tae 28 February 1997 24 February 1998
Kim Dae-jung Kim Joong-kwon 25 February 1998 23 November 1999
Han Kwang-ok[5] 23 November 1999 10 September 2001
Lee Sang-ju 10 September 2001 29 January 2002
Jeon Yun-churl 29 January 2002 15 April 2002
Park Jie-won 15 April 2002 24 February 2003
Roh Moo-hyun Moon Hee-sang 25 February 2003 13 February 2004
Kim Woo-shik 13 February 2004 19 August 2005
Lee Byung-wan 25 August 2005 9 March 2007
Moon Jae-in 12 March 2007 24 February 2008
Lee Myung-bak Yu Woo-ik 25 February 2008 10 June 2008
Jeong Jeong-gil 20 June 2008 3 June 2010
Yim Tae-hee 16 July 2010 30 November 2011
Ha Geum-yeol 12 December 2011 24 February 2013
Park Geun-hye Heo Tae-yeol 25 February 2013 4 August 2013
Kim Ki-chun 5 August 2013 22 February 2015
Lee Byung-ki 1 March 2015 15 May 2016
Lee Won-jong 16 May 2016 30 October 2016
Han Kwang-ok 3 November 2016 9 May 2017
Moon Jae-in Im Jong-seok 10 May 2017 Incumbent