Kangwon Land appoints former Vice Interior Minister as CEO

Kangwon Land said it has appointed Lee Sam-Geol, a former vice minister in the Ministry of the Interior and Safety as its new CEO.

The posting is for a three-year term. Kangwon Land’s CEO is appointed by the president under the country’s laws governing the management of public institutions. The company operates the only casino in South Korea where locals are allowed to gamble.

In recent years, the company has been plagued by accusations of nepotism in its hiring policies. Former CEO Choi Hung-jib was sentenced to three-years in jail in 2019 for the practice.

Kangwon Land statement

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