Han Duck-soo

South Korean politician

Han Duck-soo (; born 18 June 1949) is a South Korean politician. He is the 44th Prime Minister of South Korea since 2022. He was prime minister before in 2006 and from 2007 until 2008. He was the ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. He was Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association from 2012 to 2015.[1][2]

Han Duck-soo
Han Duk-Soo, Prime Minister South Korea and Dominik Knoll, CEO of the World Trade Center (cropped).jpg
44th Prime Minister of South Korea
Assumed office
21 May 2022
PresidentYoon Suk-yeol
Preceded byKim Boo-kyum
In office
2 April 2007 – 29 February 2008
PresidentRoh Moo-hyun
Lee Myung-bak
Preceded byHan Myeong-sook
Succeeded byHan Seung-soo
In office
14 March 2006 – 19 April 2006
PresidentRoh Moo-hyun
Preceded byLee Hae-chan
Succeeded byHan Myeong-sook
South Korean Ambassador to the United States
In office
16 February 2009 – 20 February 2012
Preceded byLee Tae-sik
Succeeded byChoi Young-jin
Personal details
Born (1949-06-18) 18 June 1949 (age 73)
Jeonju, South Korea
EducationSeoul National University (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHan Deok-su
McCune–ReischauerHan Tŏk-su

When he became prime minister again in 2022 at aged 72, Han became the oldest person to be prime minister.[3]


  1. "Former Chairmen of the Korea International Trade Association".
  2. "Former Prime Minister Han Duk-soo Appointed as the Next KITA Chairman".
  3. "Han Duck-soo appointed prime minister after rocky confirmation process". koreajoongangdaily.joins.com. Retrieved 2022-07-10.