Kim Nung-o

Kim Nung-o (김능오, born in the late 1960s) is a North Korean politician. He is the chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Party Committee of Pyongyang. Kim is also a full member of the Central Committee of the WPK and an alternate member of its Politburo.

Kim Nung-o
김능호
Chairman of WPK North Pyongyan Provincial Committee
In office
2016–2018
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-un
Preceded byRi Man-gon
Succeeded byMun Kyong-dok
Chairman of WPK Pyongyang Provincial Committee
In office
2018–2020
Preceded byKim Su-gil
Succeeded byKim Yong-hwan
Personal details
Political partyWorkers' Party of Korea
Alma materKim Il-sung University
Kim Nung-o
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised RomanizationKim Neungo
McCune–ReischauerKim Nŭng-o
[1][2]

CareerEdit

Kim Nung-o was born in the late 1960s. He was educated at Kim Il-sung University.[2]

Kim has worked at various departments of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), being a vice director of the Finance and Accounting Department in 2013. He was first mentioned by North Korean media on 1 November 2014 when he was accompanying Kim Jong-un on a guidance tour of Pyongyang International Airport.[3] Kim Nung-o became the chief secretary of the Party Committee of North Pyongan Province in December 2015, replacing Ri Man-gon. He subsequently become the chairman of the Party Committee.[2] He now serves as the chairman of the Party Committee of the capital Pyongyang.[4]

Kim became a full member of the Central Committee and an alternate member of the Politburo of the WPK at the 7th Congress of the WPK in May 2016.[2] In January 2019, Kim gave a speech at a mass rally at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang,[4] praising Kim Jong-un's New Year Address and urging inhabitants of the city to increase efforts to attain a self-reliant socialist economy.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 김능오(남성). nkinfo.unikorea.go.kr (in Korean). Ministry of Unification. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kim Nung O". North Korea Leadership Watch. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. ^ Grisafi, John G. (8 December 2014). "November: Military and diplomatic focus, status of Kim's family". NK News. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "North Koreans vow to fulfill tasks Kim Jong Un cited in New Year statement". Kyodo News. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Pyongyang citizens rally in support of Supreme Leader's address". The Pyongyang Times. KCNA. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chairman of WPK North Pyongyan Provincial Committee
2016-2018
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chairman of WPK Pyongyang Provincial Committee
2018–2020
Succeeded by