At Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), where a controversy arose over the qualifications of a new outside director and standing auditor last month, it is being pointed out that political figures lacking in expertise took on the outside director position. Most of them are passport figures with ties to Daegu and Gyeongbuk ( TK ), and are evaluated as far from energy experts.
According to the Public Organization Management Information Disclosure System Alio on the 14th, KHNP announced on the 6th that it had appointed Yun Wi-young, former deputy governor of Yeongdeok-gun Office, Lee Sang-hyo, former Gyeongbuk Provincial Council chairman, and Jeon Chung-ryeol, former secretary-general of the Korea Sports Association, as non-executive directors (outside directors), respectively . . They were appointed on the 24th of last month , and the term of office is one year.
Outside director Wiyoung Yoon’s main experience is as ‘deputy mayor of Yeongdeok-gun Office’ and ‘regional secretary of Gyeongbuk Provincial Office’. He also ran as a preliminary candidate for the mayor of Sangju as a member of the People’s 스포츠토토 Power during the local elections in June. Outside director Lee Sang-hyo served as a member of the Gyeongbuk Provincial Assembly for four terms since the days of the Grand National Party, and served as the CEO of the Chungwoon Welfare Foundation, a social welfare corporation.
Jeon Chung-ryeol served as mayor of the Ulsan City Administration during the Lee Myung-bak administration, and served as a standing member of the Personal Information Protection Committee during the Park Geun-hye administration, and then as chief secretary to the National Assembly Vice President Jeong Gab-yoon. During the Moon Jae-in administration, he served as the secretary general of the Korean Sports Association. All three outside directors appointed this time are passport politicians from TK
, where KHNP’s headquarters are located , and the main career details of those appointed by KHNP have nothing to do with the energy sector. This is not the first time KHNP has been involved in a parachute personnel controversy. A former official of the Liberty Korea Party, who was previously appointed as an outside director early last month, resigned from her position on the ninth day of her inauguration due to controversy over having nothing to do with energy power generation business because she had only a history of operating an accommodation establishment besides her experience as an executive of the Liberty Korea Party.
Auditor Choi Ik-kyu, who was appointed as a standing auditor last September, is also a passport holder who served as the regional secretary during the Grand National Party, and was also embroiled in controversy over his qualifications and plagiarism in his self-introduction letter. He was criticized for his lack of professionalism compared to former auditors who had served in the Board of Audit and Inspection for decades.
He is appointed by the Minister of Strategy and Finance after recommendation by KHNP’s outside directors and executive recommendation committee and deliberation and resolution by the public organization steering committee. Standing auditors are appointed by the President after institutional recommendation and recommendation by the Minister of Strategy and Finance. The qualifications for applying for outside directors and standing auditors include the phrase ‘a person with a high understanding of the electric power industry’, but the specific basis for selection has not been disclosed.