Hwang Kyo-ahn

Hwang Kyo-ahn
44th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
18 June 2015  2 Nov 2016
President Park Geun-hye
Preceded by Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Succeeded by Vacant
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 (1954-04-15) 15 April 1954
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Choi Ji-young
Children 2
Alma mater Sungkyunkwan University
Religion Baptist[1]

Hwang Kyo-ahn (Korean: 황교안, Hanja: 黃敎安, RR: Hwang Gyo-an; born 15 April 1954) is a South Korean lawyer who served as the Prime Minister of South Korea.[2]


Hwang was born in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating from Sungkyunkwan University, Hwang worked as a prosecutor in a South Korean court.[3]

On 21 May 2015, South Korean President Park Geun-hye named Hwang Kyo-ahn as Prime Minister of South Korea.[2][3]

On 2 November 2016, Hwang was sacked as Prime Minister amid the 2016 South Korean political scandal as President Park tried to rebuild confidence in her administration.[4]

Personal life

Hwang is married and has two children (1 son, 1 daughter).


Political offices
Preceded by
Choi Kyoung-hwan
Prime Minister of South Korea
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