Kim Byong-joon

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Goryeong, South Korea
Alma materYeungnam University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, University of Delaware
Academic who was abruptly named as Korea's new prime minister in 2016, but never actually appointed.

Kim Byong-joon, a professor at Kookmin University was abruptly named as Korea's new prime minister by the beleaguered South Korean President Park Geun-hye in her "second unilateral personnel reshuffle", following her sudden sacking of senior secretaries at the Blue House on Oct. 30. This move has been termed "unbelievable".[1] Park withdrew her designate November 8, and he was never actually appointed.


Since 1986 he has been a professor at the Faculty of Public Policy and Management at Kookmin University.[2] While serving as a professor at Kookmin University, he was appointed as the 49th deputy prime minister and minister of education and human resources, but resigned after 13 days because the Grand National Party raised suspicions of plagiarism of his thesis.

On July 17, 2018, the Liberty Korea Party officially appointed Kim Byung-jun the new Chairman of the Innovation Emergency Response Countermeasures Committee.[3]