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Han Chang-soo appointed president of Asiana Airlines

Sept 08,2018
Han Chang-soo
Park Se-Chang
Kumho Asiana Group announced a personnel shift on Friday, with Han Chang-soo, head of Asiana IDT, an information and communication technology unit of the airliner group, being appointed as the new president of Asiana Airlines.

Park Se-chang, a third-generation member of the Kumho Asiana founding family, succeeded Han as head of Asiana IDT.

Park is the only son of Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo and the current CEO of Kumho Asiana Group, a position that he took over in February 2016.

The 43-year-old Park has held various positions since he joined the group in 2002, including at Kumho Tire, where he was the vice president.

While the CEO of Kumho Asiana Group, Park led a task force dedicated to fourth industrial revolution technologies.

Asiana Airlines’ new president, Han, joined the group in 1986 and was one of the employees that participated in the launch of the airline in 1988.

From 2005, he worked in strategic planning in the airlines financial department before being appointed as the head of Asiana IDT in March 2015.

Han’s appointment came after his predecessor Kim Soo-cheon offered to quit a day earlier.

By Lee Ho-jeong