Kofia chariman dies at age 58
Kwon Yong-won, chairman of Korea Financial Investment Association, was found dead in his house, police said Nov. 6. He was 58.
His body was found in his house in Seocho-gu, Seoul at around 10 a.m., according to Bangbae Police Station.
Police said they are investigating the cause of death, exploring possibilities of a suicide.
Kofia Chairman Kwon Yong-won is seen speaking at a press conference on July 18.
Kwon was serving his second year of a three-year term. He was elected as the fourth chairman of Kofia in January 2018.
He was under siege since the revelation of a voice recording containing his use of violent language three weeks before. Last week, he told a press conference that he would finish his term, after contemplation and talks with member companies.
A former bureaucrat, Kwon took the helm of Kiwoom Securities in 2009 until he was elected Kofia chairman. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University and a master’s degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.
By Son Ji-hyoung (firstname.lastname@example.org)