South Korea’s defence R&D agency appoints new president

19 December 2017

South Korea’s state-run military research and development (R&D) agency has appointed a new chief, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul has announced.

Nam Sae-kyu will assume the position of the president of the Agency of Defense Development (ADD) from January 2018 for three years, the MND said on 19 December. The position has been vacant since May when previous president Kim In-ho stepped down.

Nam is currently vice-president of the ADD and also vice-president of the Korea Association of Defense Industry Studies.

The ADD was established in 1970 and is an agency under the MND’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

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