Former Interpark Theater CEO Lee Jong-kyu took office as the 11th new chairman of the Korea Musical Association, the association said on July 30.
The move follows the recent appointment of former Chairman Lee Yu-ri as the new chairman of the Seoul Arts Foundation. On the previous day, Lee passed the qualification screening of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Lee is said to have a high understanding of the entire performance industry, including the operation of performance cultural facilities, musical production and investment attraction, and overseas expansion. He has served for Interpark for more than 20 years.
Until recently, for the performance industry, which has been struggling due to the spread of COVID-19, he has worked hard to share and overcome the pain of the performance industry, including providing rental fees for the production of non-face-to-face contents at Interpark Theater such as Blue Square and Pan Square.
In his inauguration speech, Lee said, "I will promote the revitalization of the musical industry and the protection of the rights and interests of all workers in accordance with the purpose of the establishment of the musical association.
“At the same time, I will actively cooperate with the national quarantine in unprecedented coronavirus situations, but focus on drawing reasonable and practical countermeasures based on the characteristics of musical performances and K-concert hall model epidemic prevention data."