Doosan chairman to head historic theater foundation
Park Yong-man, chairman of Doosan Business Group, has been made the chairman of the board of the Myeongdong Jeongdong Theaters Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Thursday.
The ministry’s decision is effective immediately, and the tenure lasts for three years.
The choice of the 55-year-old businessman was due to his “operational skills, arts management competencies and vast human resources network,” according to the Thursday press release.
He became head of Doosan, one of the country’s most eminent conglomerates, this year after managing several subsidiaries in the past. He is the fifth of six sons the group’s founder, the late Park Doo-byung.
The government-funded organization operates two historic theaters in central Seoul, which are named after the areas they occupy, Myeong-dong and Jeong-dong, respectively. The former stages theater productions and the latter traditional works.