Chung Mong-joon

Chung Mong-joon
Chung in January 2008
Chairman of the Grand National Party
In office
7 September 2009 - 3 June 2010
Preceded byPark Hee-tae
Succeeded byAhn Sang-soo
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2008 - 15 May 2014
Preceded byLee Kye-ahn
Succeeded byNa Kyung-won
ConstituencyDongjak 2nd (Seoul)
In office
30 May 1988 - 29 May 2008
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byAhn Hyo-dae
ConstituencyDong (Ulsan)
Personal details
Born(1951-10-17) 17 October 1951 (age 65)
Beomil-dong, Dong-gu, Pusan, Gyeongnam, South Korea
Nationality Republic of Korea
Political partySaenuri (until 2016)
Independent (since 2016)
Spouse(s)Kim Young-Myeong
Children4(2 sons, 2 daughters)
Alma materSeoul National University (B.A.)
MIT Sloan School of Management (M.B.A.)
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Ph.D.)
OccupationPolitician; Business Magnate; Vice President of FIFA


Chung Mong-joon or Chung Mong Joon, (Korean:

Political career and personal life

Chung became a politician when he was elected while an assembly guy in 1988 and served consecutive 7 conditions in two different electoral districts. In the beginning he was elected in Dong Area, Ulsan where predominant talk about of its populace contains Hyundai Heavy Sectors Group's workers, its affiliated businesses' workers, and their own families. Most of additional populace in Dong Area run businesses related to serving those employees and their own families. Chung offered on your behalf of the particular area for twenty years. He became a member of Grand Country wide Party in 2007 soon before 2007 South Korean presidential election, declaring his support compared to that party's presidential applicant Lee Myung-bak. As an associate of Grand Country wide Party, he turned his electoral area to Dongjak Area, Seoul, and displayed there as an set up guy for 2 conditions until 2014 when he previously to stop that seat to perform for mayor of Seoul, however the election was dropped to Recreation area Won-soon departing no political game titles for Chung after. Grand Country wide Party transformed its name to Saenuri Party in 2012. Chung experienced announced his candidacy for FIFA chief executive. However he continues to be prohibited from all soccer actions for six years by FIFA Ethics Committee in Oct 2015.

Presidential campaign of 2002

In 2002, he ran for the presidency, but later on quit his candidacy encouraging Millennium Democratic Party's applicant Roh Moo-hyun. Their coalition was motivated to avoid Grand Country wide Party from earning the presidential election. South Korean regionalism became a lot more severe and antagonistic under Chief executive Kim Dae-jung's term. Chief executive Kim may be the just South Korean chief executive via Jeolla province, whereas the rest of the South Korean presidents since General Recreation area Chung-hee's armed service coup in 1961 have already been from Gyeongsang province. Those of Koreans who despised Jeolla province backed Grand Country wide Party, as well as the party exploited such sentiments because of its politics benefits of denouncing Chief executive Kim and his authorities. Throughout Chief executive Kim' term, Grand Country wide Party was accused by civil privileges groups and press for instigating anti Jeolla sentiments. Chung and Roh Moo-hyun objected such self-destroying regionalism in South Korea, and advocated reconciliation between Jeolla and Gyeongsang provinces. Their coalition was designed to beat the party that was noticed to exploit regionalism.Chung participated in Roh's presidential advertising campaign up to the last time prior to the election, December 19, 2002. On December 18 afternoon, prior to the group of his followers in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Roh recommended Chung Dong-young and Choo Mi-ae as practical choices of applicants for another presidential competition in 2007. Roh recommended those Democratic Party's politicians when he noticed a number of the group having slogans "Chung Mong-joon for another presidential applicant" Roh's recommendation was not designed to exclude Chung being a presidential applicant, but to encourage also to compliment his party's politicians in exchange to their works with to his presidential advertising campaign. Several hours following this, Chung's spokeswoman officially announced Chung's drawback from helping Roh. Roh's presidential camp was stunned by this, and Roh attempted to allay Chung at his home personally on the last night prior to the presidential election, but Chung held his entry way shut and refused to find out Roh. Even so, Roh continued to earn the election on the next time for the success of all of these Koreans who wanted to discover regionalism result in South Korea.Chung's signing up for of Grand Country wide Party can be an irony because his withdrawal from your presidential competition in 2002 helping Roh Moo-hyun was in charge of Grand Country wide Party's failing in being successful the presidential election. The party's applicant Lee Hoi-chang received complete support from traditional or anti Jeolla voters. By assistance from Chung's drawback, the election became bipolar between Roh and Lee, and Roh ended up being a winner getting unique support from reform minded Korean voters. Grand Country wide Party had to hold back another 5 years to make a president out of this beat. Also his declaration to aid Lee Myung-bak when he became a member of Grand Country wide Party can be an irony. When Chung's dad Chung Ju-yung went for the presidency in 1992, Lee Myung-bak backed Kim Young-sam rather than Chung Ju-yung even though Lee made lot of money and popularity when he worked well at Hyundai. Chung Ju-yung actually bought him a lavish home when Lee worked well for Chung Ju-yung. Therefore Chung backed his father's ex lover subordinate who actually hadn't backed his dad in previous presidential race.Chung's sibling Chung Mong-hun, then your chief executive of Hyundai Asan who pioneered South and North joint Support Kumgang tour business, dedicated suicide on Aug 4, 2003 when he was looked into by prosecutors for his alleged $400 millions money remit to North Korea soon before 2000 North-South summit. In the beginning this suspicion grew up from US when Congressional Study Support reported such allegation from CIA resource on March 5, 2002. Upon hearing of such statement, Grand Country wide Party used this suspicion to assault the legitimacy of Chief executive Kim Dae-jung's authorities, and demanded comprehensive analysis through hearings and impartial special prosecutors. Weeks before departing his office, Chief executive Kim offered an apology and recommended no analysis because of this matter for concern with aggravating North and South's connection, and Chung Mong-hun also confessed a lot of the allegations to open public in his last try to evade analysis. But Grand Country wide Party was resolute in its demand for formal analysis. Soon after Roh's inauguration, Grand Country wide Party passed regulations entitling particular prosecutors to research this case, benefiting from its majority chairs in Country wide Assembly. Roh's routine wasn't in a position to refuse the demand of analysis, and Chung Mong-hun dedicated suicide when he was looked into about the usage of $15 large numbers worthy of of Korean gained that was suspected to have been cash laundered following its drawback from Hyundai's loan company accounts. Actually, the amount of money wasn't component of $400 large numbers money remittance to North Korea. North Korea blamed Grand Country wide Party soon after Chung Mong-hun's suicide. Therefore Chung Mong-joon provides joined up with the party that could be looked at to lead to his brother's loss of life, but Chung blames Leader Roh rather. In his autobiography that was released in 2011, Chung argues that Leader Roh didn't refuse Grand Country wide Party's demand of analysis because he is convinced Roh actually wished to investigate his sibling to revenge on his drawback of helping Roh in 2002 presidential election.There is certainly another ironical point in back of Chung's joining of Grand National Party. The party attempted to drill down and disclose Chung's personal life info to defame him in 2002 presidential election These included his alleged previous analysis of mental disorder in college years, his cheating occurrence during final examination in university years, questionable identification of his actual mom, discredit of his Johns Hopkins University or college doctoral level, and etc. A few of these gossips have ended up being true. To conclude Chung settled in the party which have been at chances with him before.Chung was regarded as suspended and do it again programs for cheating last examination when he was a freshman in Seoul Country wide University or college. He was captured by an examination monitor when he was peeping at various other classmate's examination over make during final examination. He was reported to disciplinary committee and got such consequence after the occurrence. Chung gave a justification for this, stating he cheated last test trying to complete it early to day his close friends. Chung may be the only known open public body in Korean background having such record.Chung's real mom is certainly unknown. When he went for the South Korean presidency in 2002, Grand Country wide Party explored upon this stage. They pondered several speculations about the identification of Chung's true mom. They speculated that his true mother is actually a home maid, a geisha, or a specific traditional musician whom Chung Ju-yung acquired an affair with. Actually in his interview with information reporters in 2002, Chung indicated that his true mother is another person, saying he'd state truth someday. It had been reported that he was crying sorrow when he was questioned about his true mother. Chung described about his true mom in his autobiography in 2011. Chung says that whenever he examined in US in 1978, he received a notice from somebody in Korea who stated to become his real mom. He hurried to come back to Korea, and fulfilled her at her place, relating to his autobiography. Chung says this is the 1st and last for him to find out that woman.

Presidential campaign of 2012

Soon after he published his autobiography in 2011, some South Korean media reported an allegation that his shipbuilding company bought a big sum of his autobiography to make it referred to as a finest seller. The press gathered that info after interviewing inside staff, and discovered that Hyundai Weighty Sectors Group distributed present certificates to a large number of their workers to get Chung's autobiography. It had been reported that they needed workers to come back the books along with receipts to the business after buy, and added a particular instruction never to buy large volumes simultaneously for concern with obtaining suspicions from general public.Together with publishing autobiography, Chung also donated large money and setup a charity foundation in 2011, a year before 2012 presidential election. He added $200 millions well worth of Korean received from selling around 5% of his property and founded Asan Sharing Basis that provides educational possibilities and financial assist with teenagers from low income family members. He stated he funded it to commemorate his past due dad Chung Ju-yung, but many couldn't dismiss sensible suspicion that his inspiration was to win over general public before presidential election. Actually Chung didn't deny such suspicion, arguing that donation is meant to good no matter purpose.Chung didn't think about Recreation area Geun-hye as accomplished as himself before 2012 presidential election. When he made a decision to compete with Recreation area, he stated he was an improved choice like a presidential applicant due to his educational history and work encounter. When he described Park's drawback, he argued that experience of politics and overall economy isn't something to be performed very quickly. When Recreation area Geun-hye wrote articles about North Korean concern in Foreign Affairs, Chung discredited it declaring someone else wrote it under her name. Consequently, it was obvious that he wouldn't miss 2012 presidential election. In 2012, he went for the presidency, but just briefly. He was the 1st politician who posted application for sign up as an initial presidential applicant on, may 1, 2012, but slipped from the competition in two months. He wished rule transformation for principal election in order that general inhabitants select party's presidential applicant, but he wasn't in a position to get this to demand sound critical to Grand Country wide Party, since Recreation area Geun-hye's supporters dominated and managed the party. He quit his candidacy and backed Recreation area after. When he marketed Recreation area at roads, he was stating to audience that Recreation area was ready, and she was the main one to take proper care of overall economy and diplomacy.Chung is losing popular support in South Korean politics now. When he went for assembly guy in 2008, he received 54.41% of votes in Dongjak Region, but for the next election in 2012, he just received 50.80% barely surviving to reduce towards the opposition applicant. When he went for mayor of Seoul in 2014, he received 43.03% votes from Seoul residents dropping to then incumbent mayor of Seoul and previous civil rights activist Recreation area Won-soon who received 55% of total votes. It proved that Chung's electoral area, Dongjak voted just 41.80% for Chung whereas it offered 57.45% for Park's favor.


Graduated, Choongang SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Seoul Country wide University Get good at of Business Administration, Sloan College of Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Idea, College of Advanced International Research, Johns Hopkins University