Hwang Kyo-ahn

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Hwang Kyo-ahn
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Prime Minister of South Korea
Assumed office
18 June 2015
President Park Geun-hye
Preceded by Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
11 March 2013 – 18 June 2015
Preceded by Gwon Jae-jin
Succeeded by Kim Ju-hyeon (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1957-04-15) 15 April 1957 (age 61)
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Choi Ji-young
Children 2
Alma mater Sungkyunkwan University
Religion Christianity

Hwang Kyo-ahn (Korean: 황교안, Hanja: 黃敎安; born 15 April 1957) is a South Korean lawyer who currently serves as the Prime Minister of South Korea since 18 June 2015.[1]


Hwang was born in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating from Sungkyunkwan University, Hwang worked as a prosecutor in a South Korean court.[2]

On 21 May 2015, South Korean President Park Geun-hye named Hwang Kyo-ahn as Prime Minister of South Korea.[1][2] Hwang is married and has two children(1 son, 1 daughter)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Park names Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new PM". Yonhap. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "South Korea's justice minister Hwang Kyo Ahn nominated as new prime minister". The Straits Times. The Korea Herald. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Choi Kyoung-hwan
Prime Minister of South Korea