ULSAN, South Korea – Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announced that Dongbek Park has been appointed as the new outside Director of the board of directors. The appointment was made at SONGWON’s Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting held in Ulsan, Korea, on March 18. In its subsequent board meeting, the board of directors appointed Park as SONGWON’s new Chairman of the Board.

Born in South Korea in 1944, Dongbek Park has extensive experience in the global chemical industry. Before retiring in 2014, he worked for many years for Songwon Industrial Group in various senior management positions.

Dongbek Park takes over from the previous Chairman, Jongho Park, who will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors. “We are very pleased to have Dongbek Park joins us as Chairman of our Board,” said Jongho Park, CEO and former Chairman. “We welcome his broad background and vast experience in the industry, which will allow us to further strengthen the SONGWON Group.”

SONGWON’s Board of Directors now consists of four Directors: Dongbek Park, newly elected Chairman and outside Director, and the three executive board members and inside Directors, Jongho Park, Hans-Peter Wüest and Choung-Sik Kim.