At an extraordinary board of directors meeting, the 59-year-old CEO was named the chairman of the holding company while keeping his CEO post at Woori Bank. Sohn has led Woori Bank since December 2017.
|Woori Bank CEO and new Chairman of Woori banking group Sohn Tae-seung. (Woori Bank)|
The bank highlighted the need for close cooperation with the new holding company and the bank in the looming banking group reshuffle, and the foundation of the institution’s internal ratings-based approach to credit risk.
“Even after the financial holding company structure is put in place, Woori Bank’s role in the banking group’s operation will be absolutely integral,” the bank said in a release.
The new company is poised to be established in January 2019, owning six subsidiaries including Woori Bank.
By Son Ji-hyoung