March 28 - The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has elected Dr. Chon Young-kee as its new chairman and ceo.

The announcement was made at an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly. The general assembly oversees the running of KR and comprises of 86 voting members.
Prior to his election, Chon served as executive vice president of KR's technical services division. He succeeds Dr. Oh Kong-gyun, who has served two three-year terms.