Hwang Kyo-ahn

South Korean politician and prosecutor (born 1957)

Hwang Kyo-ahn (Korean: 황교안, Hanja: 黃敎安, RR: Hwang Gyo-an; born 15 April 1957) is a South Korean politician and lawyer. He was the 44th Prime Minister of South Korea from 18 June 2015 to 11 May 2017. He was the Justice Minister.

Hwang Kyo-ahn
President of South Korea
In office
10 March 2017 – 10 May 2017
(Acting while President Park's powers and duties were suspended from 9 December 2016 to 10 March 2017)
Preceded byPark Geun-hye
Succeeded byMoon Jae-in
44th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
18 June 2015 – 11 May 2017
PresidentPark Geun-hye
Himself (Acting)
Moon Jae-in
Preceded byChoi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Succeeded byYoo Il-ho (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
11 March 2013 – 18 June 2015
Prime MinisterChung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Preceded byGwon Jae-jin
Succeeded byKim Ju-hyeon (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1957-04-15) 15 April 1957 (age 67)
Seoul, South Korea
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Choi Ji-young
Alma materSungkyunkwan University
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHwang Gyo-an
McCune–ReischauerHwang Kyo-an
IPAhoaŋ kjan

Hwang was the Acting President of South Korea after the impeachment and removal of President Park Geun-hye on 10 March 2017, until the election of Moon Jae-in on 9 May 2017.[1]

References change

  1. "Park names Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new PM". Yonhap. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.