Chairman Kim Jung-tae of Hana Financial Group will be able to serve his third consecutive term as chairman of the financial group when his recommendation as the chairman of the group by the Chairman Recommendation Committee is approved in the shareholders meeting in March. He will serve a three-year term as the chairman.
The chairman said he will lead the group to strengthen the global operation and digitalization. He said he will run the group to be a leader of global banking through the strategic investments and make its platform full of information technology.
KEB Hana Bank has been displaying its 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics Experience Hall at the lobby of its new office building in Eulziro, Seoul, as an official of the winter sports extravaganza in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. The bank built the facilities in a bid to publicize the global sports event for its great success.
Around some 1,000 VIPs showed up at the opening of the PyeongChang Olympics Experience Hall on Dec. 27, 2017, including such well-known figures as President Lee Hee-bum of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, and Chairman Lee Myung-ho of the Korean Handicapped Sportsmen Association.
They agree to hold various actions to make the winter sports extravaganza a great success, especially, the events to lure as many foreign tourists into Korea as possible through diverse activities. President Ham Young-joo said the publicity hall will be able to perform as one of the most effective publicity facility for the winter Olympics acting as a fertile factor for its success. KEB Hana Bank said Dec. 27 that its recent reshuffle involved the promotion of Chi Seong-kyu, managing director of the China Hana Bank, and Hwang Hyo-sang, head of the Risk Management Group to vice presidents.
Vice president Chi, now in charge of the Global Operation Group, born in 1963, is a graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul. He started his banking career with the now defunct Hanil Bank in 1989 and came up through the rank and file. He became assistant vice president in charge of the Global Strategy Office of Hana Financial Group and head of the China Hana Bank Establishment Team, among the important jobs he held.
Vice President Hwang, born in 1960, is a graduate of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, joining Korea Exchange Bank to start his banking career in 1983. He held important positions with the bank including head of the Credit Planning Team and Manager of the Strategic Planning Group.
He came to Hana Bank when KEB was taken over by the former. He led the risk management team of KEB Hana Bank for five years as assistant vice president.
Vice President Chang Kyung-hoon, in charge of the Individual Customer Group, and Vice President Han Jun-seong of the Future Financing Group, have been retained in the reshuffle.
KEB Hana Bank denied in mid- 2017 speculation that it was considering selling a significant stake in its China unit. The Korean Economic Daily said that Hana Financial Group Inc. Chairman Kim Jung-tae and KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo recently met with CEFC China Energy Company Limited Chairman Ye Jianming in Seoul and talked about the sale of shares in KEB Bank (China) Co., Ltd.