|[ Etc ] Kukkiwon Appoints Former Vice President Yun Ung-Seok of the Korea Taekwondo Association as New President of the World Taekwondo Academy|
Kukkiwon (President Choi Young-Ryul) appointed Yun Ung-Seok, the former vice president of the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), as the new president of the World Taekwondo Academy (WTA).
The 10th Temporary Board of Directors of 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the “Board of Directors”) was held in Lecture Room #2 of Kukkiwon on October 30 (Wed) at 10:30 AM with all 21 directors, including those who had been newly appointed, in attendance.
In accordance with the Articles of Association of Kukkiwon, a candidate for vice president (President of WTA) is to be recommended to the Board of Directors by the president of Kukkiwon, and a candidate is appointed as vice president in the event of a majority vote by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors held an anonymous vote on newly appointed President Yun Ung-Seok of the WTA, who was recommended by President Choi Young-Ryul, and confirmed his appointment with 11 votes in his favor.
Newly appointed President Yun Ung-Seok of the WTA is a Kukkiwon 9th Dan holder who has served in capable positions such as vice president and director of the WTA and chairman of WTA’s Specialized Technical Committee. He was also awarded the Baengma Medal of the Order of Sport Merit in 2002.
Since April of last year, after the end of the term of the previous president of the WTA, the position has been filled through a proxy system for 1 year and 6 months.
Meanwhile, for the Item on the Election of the Chairman of the Board, 2 directors ― Kim Seong-Tae and Jeon Kab-Kil ― stepped up as candidates for the position following recommendations from the directors on the Board of Directors, but neither candidate receiving the majority of votes even after a revote. As such, a decision was made to carry out the procedure to elect the Chairman of the Board again in the next Board of Directors.
The Chairman of the Board of Kukkiwon is elected among the directors on the Board of Directors through a majority vote among the directors in the register, and assumes office after receiving authorization from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
▲ Board of Directors (1) - Upon the confirmation of his appointed, newly appointed President Yun Ung-Seok of the WTA extends his greetings.
▲ Board of Directors (2) - A scene from the 10th Temporary Board of Directors of 2019.