The appointment was made by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Woo was selected for his extensive experience in the maritime and shipping industries during his lengthy career in government.
The new ceo has pledged to continue with the redevelopment of Busan’s Old Port as scheduled, where this month it will officially open a new international passenger terminal to complement the current facility, Yeongdo Cruise Pier, which opened in 2007. The new terminal has connections to central Busan including the bullet train station.
Woo was educated at Korea’s Dankook University and the University of Cardiff, UK. He has worked in a range of Korean government maritime roles including Director General for Shipping Policy, assistant minister for marine policy and director-general for Northeast Asia Logistics Hub Promotion.
Prior to his current appointment, Woo served as deputy minister for planning and coordination at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
Woo who took up his current position in July will serve for a three year term.