The Korea Racing Authority (KRA) announced on Feb. 11 that Jung Ki-hwan, a former vice chairman of the Korean Catholic Famers' Movement was appointed as the new CEO.
As a member of the Korean Catholic Farmers' Movement, Jung has been at the forefront of various struggles to protect the rights and interests of agriculture, rural areas and peasants.
After serving as a member of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning under the direct control of the President, he has served as the chairman of the Corruption Removal Committee of the Korea Racing Authority after the inauguration of the Moon Jae-in administration.
Jung also served as chairman of FIMARC, co-representative of National Agricultural Forum, and director of Korea Cooperatives Research Institute.
Members of the labor union and other members of the union welcome the inauguration of CEO Jung, who has maintained an amicable relationship with the union while serving as a standing auditor.
CEO Jung's term of office is three years, and the inauguration ceremony will be held on Feb. 16.