Name   Kwak Pom-gi
Sex   Male
Date of Birth    
Place of Birth    
Posts Held Vice premier, cadre candidate of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party, member of the 10th and 11th Supreme People’s Assemblies
Claim to Fame Technocrat
Profile Vice Premier Kwak Pom-gi is a technocrat and machinery expert.

From his humble beginnings as a machine factory manager in 1983, he rose to first deputy chief and chief of the machinery bureau of the Korean Workers’ Party in the 1990s. In 1993, he was named a cadre candidate of the party’s Central Committee and in 1998 became vice premier. In the late 1990s, he often represented the North in economic negotiations with Nigeria. In 2000 in Pyongyang, he met with Yun Jong-yong, vice chairman of South Korea’s Samsung Group, and two years later attended the grounding-breaking ceremony for the construction of inter-Korean railways in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.