Seo Chang-woo, chairman of Korea Papa John’s, a premium pizza brand, took office as governor of the Rotary International District 3650 for 2021 and 2022 at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on July 1. His term of office runs from the same day to June 30 next year.
Seo was also elected chairman of the Korea Governors’ Club, which consists of 19 regional governors of Rotary International.
The inauguration ceremony was held with the attendance of Yoo Jang-hee, former governor of the Rotary International District 3650 (also former chairman of the Commission for Shared Growth) and Lee Dong-gun, former chairman of the Rotary International (also chairman of Boobang Group), and other guests..
Founded in 1905 by U.S. Attorney Paul Harris, Rotary International is the world's largest private service organization with 1.2 million members from 203 countries. In 1927, when Japanese colonial era was established, Korea joined the Rotary International Club.
Since Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule, Korea Rotary District (375), the first Rotary district in Korea consisting of 12 clubs, was launched in 1961. The Rotary International District 3650 consists of about 2,400 members in 104 clubs.
Chairman Seo said, "We will actively accept future generations to the Rotaract Club, which is organized at the age of 18 to 30 in the 3650 district, and provide a foothold for young Rotary members. We will support young members to learn the value of sharing and draw a detailed blueprint for the future."