President Moon Jae-in has carried out a smaller cabinet reshuffle, replacing four ministers, including Kim Hyun-mee, minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Dec. 4.
Chung Man-ho, the Presidential senior secretary for public communication, said in a briefing at Chong Wa Dae in the afternoon that President Moon nominated Byun Chang-heum, 55, president of the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH), to replace MOLIT Minister Kim.
Jeon Hae-chul, a 58-year-old lawmaker of the Democratic Party of Korea, was appointed as the minister of public administration and security, replacing Jin Young.
Byun, a graduate of Seoul National University's economics department, served as president of the Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SH) and a member of the Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development.
Jeon is a three-term lawmaker and chairman of the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee.
He also said that President Moon has selected Kwon Deok-cheol, 59, president of the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, and Chung Young-ae, 65, director of the Korea Women's Foundation, to replace Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo and Minister of Gender Equality and Family Lee Jung-ok, respectively.
The minister nominees will be formally appointed after a parliamentary confirmation hearing.
- Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Byun Chang-heum
- Minister of Public Administration and Security Jeon Hae-chul
- Minister of Health and Welfare Kwon Deok-cheol
- Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung Young-ae