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Republic of Korea (South Korea)

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia. It constitutes the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and borders North Korea along the Korean Demilitarized Zone.


Our standard dataset contains 2,542 entities connected with Republic of Korea (South Korea). This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Republic of Korea (South Korea). See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,778 entities identified as PEPs connected with Republic of Korea (South Korea).

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture, Food, & Rural Affairs13-
Minister of Culture, Sports, & Tourism15-
Minister of Economy & Finance1--
Minister of Education18-
Minister of Employment and Labour131
Minister of Environment151
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health & Welfare141
Minister of Justice119-
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport161
Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of Oceans & Fisheries1--
Minister of Science & ICT (Information & Communication Technologies)1--
Minister of SMEs (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises) & Startups1--
Minister of the Interior & Safety1--
Minister of Trade, Industry, & Energy191
Minister of Unification14-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-296155
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Korea-310
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea-44
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France in the Republic of Korea-51
ambassador of Hungary to South Korea-1-
ambassador of South Korea to Austria--2
ambassador of South Korea to Bangladesh--1
ambassador of South Korea to Canada-1-
ambassador of South Korea to France-1-
ambassador of South Korea to Japan-71
ambassador of South Korea to the United States-6-
ambassador of South-Korea to Hungary-21
ambassador of Spain to South Korea-41
ambassador of the Czech Republic to South Korea--1
ambassador of the Philippines to South Korea--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of South Korea-800555
Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea-241
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (South Korea)-128
Prime Minister of South Korea-146
Justice of the Constitutional Court of Korea-145
Chief of Staff to the President of South Korea-161
Chief of Staff of the Army (South Korea)-151
Chairman of the Financial Services Commission of Korea-111
North Gyeongsang Province councilor--12
South Gyeongsang Province councilor--12
Gangwon Province councilor--11
Gyeonggi Province councilor--11
Minister of National Defence of South Korea-11-
North Jeolla Province councilor--11
South Jeolla Province councilor--11
Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea-101
North Chungcheong Province councilor--10
Minister of Economy and Finance of South Korea-9-
Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs-9-
Chief of Naval Operations-8-
Director of the National Security Office of Korea-8-
Foreign minister of South Korea-71
Governor of Gyeonggi Province-17
Minister for Government Policy Coordination-7-
Minister of Food and Drug Safety-61
Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of South Korea-61
Governor of the Bank of Korea14-
Minister of Gender Equality and Family-41
President of South Korea-41
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly-4-
First Lady of South Korea-31
Minister of Science and ICT-31
Minister of SMEs and Startups-31
Prosecutor General of South Korea-31
Governor of Jeju Province-12
Minister of Finance and Economy-3-
Minister of the Interior and Safety of South Korea-3-
Senior Presidential Secretary-11
Chief of Staff, Office of the President1--
Chief Presidential Secretary for Policy-1-
Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance-1-
Deputy Prime Minister for Economy1--
Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs1--
Director, National Intelligence Service (NIS)1--
Director, Office of National Security, Office of the President1--
Governor of North Chungcheong Province--1
Governor of North Gyeongsang Province--1
Governor of North Jeolla Province--1
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province-1-
Secretary General of National Assembly-1-
Secretary-General of the Constitutional Court of Korea--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...