Who Is Kim Jong Yang President Elect of Interpol


Kim Jong Yang
President of Interpol
Assumed office
21 November 2018
Secretary-General Jürgen Stock
Preceded by Meng Hongwei
Personal details
Born October 30, 1961 (age 57)
Changwon, South Korea
Nationality South Korea
Residence Lyon, France
Alma mater Korea University
Seoul National University
Occupation Police officer
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Jongyang
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chongyang

Kim Jong Yang (Hangul: 김종양; Hanja: 金鍾陽; born 30 October 1961) is a South Korean police officer who is the president of Interpol.

Prior to his Interpol career, Kim was Chief of Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency.[1] In 2015 he was elected as Interpol’s vice-president for Asia.

Following the arrest and detainment of Interpol President Meng Hongwei in China, Kim took on the role of Acting President.[4] Although Vice-President Alexander Prokopchuk had been widely tipped to be Meng’s successor, at a meeting in Dubai on 18–21 November 2018 Kim was elected to serve the remaining two years of Meng’s term.

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