Design professor tapped to head tourism agency

By Lee Woo-young
  • Published : Apr 3, 2014 - 19:29
  • Updated : Apr 3, 2014 - 19:29

Byun Choo-suk, design professor at Kookmin University. (Yonhap)
Byun Choo-suk, a design professor at Kookmin University, has been tapped as the new president of the Korea Tourism Organization, according to officials on Thursday.

He will succeed German-born Lee Charm, who resigned as head of the organization amid a sex scandal in November last year.

Byun is known as an advertisement and design expert. He has served as a director of LG Ad and as former dean of Kookmin University College of Design. He was a member of the presidential campaign team for Park Geun-hye. After she won the presidential election, he worked as head of the public information team for the president-elect.

He is to be appointed by President Park before taking office.

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