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Korean Air heiress promoted to executive vice president

By Korea Herald

Published : July 8, 2016 - 14:59

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[THE INVESTOR] Cho Hyun-min, youngest daughter of Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho was promoted to executive vice president at Jin Air, the group’s flagship Korean Air’s budget airline.

Cho will remain as Jin Air’s marketing chief even after the promotion. 

Cho Hyun-min Cho Hyun-min

On July 8, Jin Air announced a modest reshuffle, elevating the status of its maintenance team to a division with aims to put more focus on aviation safety.

In April, the chairman’s only son Cho Won-tae was named as new president of Jin Air.

His elder sister Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air, stepped down from all executives positions after public criticism over the so-called “nut rage” incident in late 2014.

By Lee Ji-yoon (