The Korea Herald


Koo appointed new president of KBO


Published : Aug. 2, 2011 - 18:27

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The Korea Baseball Organization has appointed Koo Bon-neung, chairman of Heesung Group, as its new president, Korean baseball’s governing body announced Tuesday.

The KBO board members unanimously appointed Koo as the new head of the KBO. 
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The KBO is to hold its committee meeting next week and to elect Koo as its new chairman. Koo will succeed outgoing president Yoo Young-koo, who resigned in May.

Koo, 62, is chairman and also major shareholder of Heesung Group, which sells display components to LG Group, run by his brother Koo Bon-moo.

By Oh Kyu-wook (