Thursday 3 August 2023

Han Moon Hee Appointed As the New President & CEO of KORAIL

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(DAEJEON, Korea) - The Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) has announced that Han Moon Hee has been appointed as the new President & Chief Executive Officer. Han began his career at KNR (Korea National Railroad) almost 40 years ago, in 1984. Over this time, he has worked in key positions including being the Vice President of Management Planning at KORAIL until 2018, as well as taking on the leadership of the Uiwang Inland Container Depot in 2018 and the Busan Transportation Corporation in 2021.

Han is known for his specialised career path, being referred to as the ‘Railway Veteran’. In 1993, he acquired a qualification to serve as a high-ranking official, by passing the ‘Highest Public Administration Exam’ offered by the Korean government. However, he instead chose to continue his career in the railway sector, realising notable achievements, including railway reform program.

During his inauguration ceremony, which took place on 24 July 2023, Han proposed five management goals, and urged employees to take part in the changes. He stated that railway safety is KORAIL’s key aim, and also underlined the importance of long-term financial stability, better customer experience based on IT technology, core competency building, and changes in management.

“It is an honour to take the role of CEO and come back to KORAIL. I will also endeavour to fulfil my responsibilities as President & CEO of KORAIL,” he expressed during his inaugural speech and concluded by saying “I believe that all of us have the ability to innovate. We need to stick to basics and fulfil our duty of being a trustworthy railway operator.”

Han’s term is effective from 24 July 2023 with a mandate lasting 3 years.

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