The Honorable Dr. Han Beum Deuk

Mayor, City of Cheongju, Korea
Dr. Han Beum Deuk has served as the Mayor of Cheongju from July 2010 to the present. Previously he served as President of Mirae Science Research Institute in 2009; Vice-Minister II, Ministry of Government Administration & Home Affairs in 2007; Lieutenant Governor for Political Affairs, Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Office in December 2003; Director of Planning & Management, Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Office in July 2003 and Head of Chungcheongbuk-do Bio Industry Corporation in January 2003. Dr. Han also served as Secretary General of Osong International Bio Exposition in 2001; served in the Secretary's Office, Cheongwadae (President's Office) in 1998; and Executive Officer of Daedeok-gu, Daejeon in 1994. In 1979 he passed the 22nd Higher Civil Service Examination.

Dr. Han majored in Asian History, Seoul National University; received a Master of Public Administration, Cheongiu University; and a Ph.D. In Public Administration from Chungbuk National University.

He has received the Minister of Culture & Public Information Award in 1982; Prime Minister Award in 1991 and the Hongjo Geunjeong Medal in 2003.