President & CEO
Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)
Seung-Il Cheong serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a role he assumed in January 2018.
Prior to his appointment as the President, Mr Cheong served nearly 30 years as a civil servant at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). He spearheaded government energy policies to establish a safe and reliable energy system to fuel the nation’s economy.
Mr Cheong also spent part of his career as a diplomat and negotiator. His overseas assignment included serving as commercial counselors at Korean embassies in UK and USA. In 2015, he was assigned as a Director General of FTA and as chief negotiator he participated in TPP preliminary talks and negotiations for FTA with Central American nations Mexico, EU and Chile.