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SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye named a former veteran technocrat with decades of experience in public administration to lead a presidential advisory panel on regional development, her office announced Wednesday.
Lee Won-jong, 71, who served as mayor of Seoul and governor of North Chungcheong Province, was appointed chairman of the Presidential Committee on Regional Development, senior presidential press secretary Lee Jung-hyun said.
The committee aims to contribute to balanced national development.
Lee passed the high-level civil service exam in 1966 and has since served in various posts, mostly at regional governments. He was Seoul's mayor from 1993-1994, and twice served as governor of North Chungcheong Province, first from 1992-1993 and in then from 1998-2002.
He also taught public administration at his alma mater, Sungkyunkwan University, and had other teaching posts after retirement.
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