New Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

Hyoung-chan Choe

Ambassador H.E. Hyoung-chan Choe (51) holds a BA Degree in International Relations and an MA Degree in Public Policy from Seoul National University, as well as an MA degree in International Relations from the U.S. University of Virginia. His diplomatic career includes postings at the Korean embassies in Israel (1998-2000), China (2000-2003), Vietnam (2006-2008), the U.S. (2011-2013) and Iraq (2014-2015).

Ambassador Choe has also held various posts at the Korean Foreign Ministry, including serving as Director for Overseas Missions within the Office of Planning and Coordination (2008-2009) and Director of the Republic of Korea-U.S. Security Cooperation Division in the North American Affairs Bureau (2009-2011), while he also worked as a Senior Director of the National Security Council Secretariat in the Office of the President (2015-2016).

Ambassador Choe also held the position of Director-General for International Policy at the Korean Ministry of National Defence (2016-2018).