North Korea Leadership Watch

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Pak Jong Nam

Pak Jong Nam (right) attending a food factory tour with WPK Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae in January 2018

updated February 28, 2017

Pak Jong Nam (Pak Cho’ng-nam) is Chairman of the Kangwo’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Committee and a member of the WPK Central Committee. He is also a deputy (delegate) to the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA].

Pak Jong Nam has held several positions as a political instructor and guidance official. His first major position was in 1996 as secretary on the Hamhu’ng WPK City Committee. He was appointed as a secretary of the Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee in July 2001.

He was elevated to the position of Chief Secetary of the Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee in May 2013 and elected a deputy to the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly in March 2014. Pak was elected to the 7th WPK Central Committee during the 7th Party Congress in May 2016.

 

Pak Jong Nam

Chairman, Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee

Member, WPK Central Committee

Deputy, Supreme People’s Assembly

1996: Secretary, Hamhu’ng WPK City Committee

2001: Secretary, Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee

2013: (May) Chief Secretary, Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee

(December) Member, Kim Kuk Tae Funeral Committee

2014: (March) Elected, deputy, 13th Supreme People’s Assembly

(July) Member, Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Committee

2015: (November) Member, Ri Ul Sol Funeral Committee

(December) Kim Yang Gon Funeral Committee

2016: (May) Elected, Member, 7th WPK Central Committee

Chairman, Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee

(May) Member, Kang Sok Ju Funeral Committee

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