SK Group chairman Chey Tae-won has been elected as the next chairman of Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
Members of the Seoul chapter of the group, including current chairman Park Yong-maan, and executive members of the chamber from Hyundai Motor, LG and Samsung, voted unanimously for Chey.
Park said Chey seemed the most apt candidate to lead at a time when the fourth industrial revolution was coming.
The SK Gorup chairman was also a leader of the top five business groups in South Korea, making him a fine candidate to present South Korea’s business community.
If Chey accepts the nomination, he will be elected on February 24.
KCCI is South Korea’s largest business organization with 73 chapters and over 180,000 member companies. It has networks with commerce chambers of around 130 countries.
The chairman’s term is three years and they can be re-elected once.