Chang-yang Lee, Professor Yun-jong Wang, Woong-han Yoo, head of SKT ESG Innovation Group, and CEO Kosan were appointed, and ESG personnel were selected in the Economics Division 2 in charge of industries and jobs in the Presidential Takeover Committee. Chang-yang Lee, a professor at KAIST, who served as the secretary of the 2nd Economic Division of the transition committee, and Woong-hwan Yoo, former head of the ESG innovation group of SK Telecom, who participates as a member of the transition committee, are considered representative ESG experts.
On the 17th, while the selection of 24 members of the transition committee was completed, Professor Chang-yang Lee, Professor Yun-jong Wang of Dongduk Womens University, Woong-hwan Yoo, former head of SK Telecoms ESG Innovation Group, and Kosan Tide Institute CEO, were each appointed to the Economic Division 2.
The 2nd Economic Subcommittee consisted of 4 transition committee members along with the Social Welfare and Culture Subcommittee. Compared to the participation of three committee members in other departments, the policy category is broad and it is interpreted as giving a little weight.
In the meantime, Professor Changyang Lee has been the chairman of LG Displays ESG committee since last year, and Dr. Woonghwan Yoo has been in charge of social value creation and ESG work at SK Telecom until last year.
The transition committee evaluated Professor Changyang Lee as “a person who has more extensive knowledge and experience than anyone else about market structure and corporate strategy.”
In addition, regarding member Yoo Woong-hwan, he said, “He is a person who will prepare Korea’s ESG innovation plan. ” he emphasized.
Compared to other departments, there are more members of the transition committee than other departments, but the arrangement of two ESG-related persons in this way is interpreted as the will of the elected person and the transition committee.
Professor Yunjong Wang, considered an international economic expert, is expected to take charge of the digital economy and new industries in the Economics Division 2.
Regarding Professor Yunjong Wang, the transition committee said, “It is important to find a new path for the development of the digital industry and economy, such as virtual currency, metaverse, and blockchain. I expect that they will find it without receiving it.”
The CEO of Kosan Tide Institute, the first astronaut, who was expected to be appointed as a member of the science and technology education subcommittee, was selected as a member of the acquisition committee of the economics subcommittee. He was selected as the first Korean to board a spacecraft, but he left him to start a business after being rejected, and his challenging spirit will help solve the job problem of the Yun Seok-yeol government.
He seems to be in charge of the social welfare and culture division, not the economics 2 division, in the broadcasting media area.
Kim Do-sik, deputy mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government, who was selected as a transition member of the Social Welfare and Culture Division, evaluated that the transition committee was steadily building academic capabilities in the media and broadcasting-related fields as a close aide to Ahn Cheol-soo.
In particular, he introduced “a person who has the belief that broadcasting is a social air and should not be reduced to a social weapon for a particular camp and ideology”.