KOREAN national operator Korail has announced that Mr Han Moon Hee has been appointed as company’s new president and CEO, replacing Mr Hee Seung Na.

Korail says Han is known for his special career path, and is referred to as the “railway veteran.”

He began his professional career at Korail predecessor Korea National Railroad (KNR) in 1984. In 1993, he qualified to serve as a high-ranking government official by passing the Korean government’s “highest public administration exam.” However, he chose to continue his career in railway sector, and accomplished many noticeable achievements including a railway reform programme.

Han has held key positions including as Korail’s vice-president of management planning until 2018. He also took the leadership of Uiwang Inland Container Depot in 2018 and Busan Transportation Corporation in 2021.

During the inauguration ceremony to mark the start of his three-year term on July 24, Han proposed five management goals, including safety, sustainable financial stability, better customer experience based on IT technology, core competency building and change management.

“It is an honour to take the role of CEO and come back to Korail,” he said. “I will make every endeavour to fulfil my responsibility as president and CEO of Korail. I believe all of us have full innovative capabilities. We need to stick to the basics and accomplish our duties to be a trustworthy railway operator.”