Date of Birth: 02/02/1932
Place of birth: Seoul
Citizenship: South Korea
Promising voters stability and the continuation of reforms, the new South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on his words not backed by proposing to head the cabinet 65-year-old Gong Co., which enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a skilled administrator. The fact that even the Parliament, where reigns the opposition, approved his candidacy, is evidence in favor of this uvazhaemogomnogimi official.
In the 80s, he twice led the provincial branch of a political party, and was a member of the unicameral National Assembly.
Behind Co. Gon rare combination of vast experience in both the central government and local government bodies. Twice - in 1988--1990 and 1998--2002 years - he was the mayor of Seoul, leaving unique to South Korea on transparency for monitoring by citizens of the capital management system.
By Gon she took an active part in the civil movement for the eradication of corruption: after the last year of his tenure as mayor of the capital was the head of the organization "Transparency International-Corea" - the private body responsible for the fight against corruption.
Born on January 2, 1932 in Seoul, he studied political science at the prestigious Seoul National University and received in 2001 an honorary doctorate from Syracuse University in upstate New York.
He is married and has three sons. In his spare time he likes to play tennis and is considered a very good player.