Today, in Busan, the Korean Register is deeply sad to announce the death of its Chairman and CEO, Dr B S Park who has passed away after a short illness.
Dr Park was appointed as Chairman and CEO of KR in December 2014 and during that time he had made a significant impact on the classification society. In particular he will be remembered both as a moderniser and as a someone who cared deeply for the people he worked with. In his relatively short time with KR, Dr Park had travelled extensively and was well liked and respected across the industry.
Dr Park had graduated from Korea Maritime and Ocean University in 1976 and joined Pan Ocean Shipping where he worked in a number of capacities until 2001. In that year he was appointed CEO of Welson Korea Insurance Brokers before becoming COO of Korea P&I Club in 2006. He joined KR in 2014.
Dr Park was 63 and leaves a wife and two grown up children.
He will be sorely missed.