Choon-Kuhn Kwon is new head of POSCO-India

March 6th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) POSCO-India, which is setting up a $12-billion steel plant in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpur district, Friday announced that it has appointed Choon-Kuhn Kwon as its new chairman and managing director (CMD).
The 55-year-old Kwon, one of the directors of the South Korea-based parent company POSCO, is well acquainted with the Jagatsinghpur project and has been associated with it since its conceptualisation, a company statement said.

Kwon stayed in Paradip and Bhubaneswar for more than two years and worked for the project, it added.

POSCO signed a deal with the state government in June 2005 to build the plant by 2016 near Paradip port, some 100 km from here.

Kwon’s appointment comes after Soung Sik Cho left Orissa for South Korea last month after a three-year stint as CMD of POSCO-India.

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