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The following are translations of common corporate titles in Korea. Note, though, that these do not always correspond exactly to titles in companies from other countries.

CORPORATE TITLES

CHAIRMAN: 회장 (Hoejang)

PRESIDENT: 사장 (Sajang)

VICE-PRESIDENT: 부사장 (Busajang)

EXECUTIVE SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR: 상무이사 (Aangmu Isa)

EXECUTIVE/MANAGING DIRECTOR: 전무 (Jeonmu)

DIRECTOR*: 이사 (Isa)

GENERAL MANAGER: 부장 (Bujang)

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER: 차장 (Chajang)

CHIEF/HEAD OF A SECTION/MANAGER: 과장 (Gwajang)

TEAM LEADER: 팀장 (Timjang)

ASSISTANT MANAGER: 대리(Daeli)

EMPLOYEE: 사원 (Wawon)

NEW EMPLOYEE (usually recent graduate at the company for less than one year: 신입사원 (Shinip Sawon)

*DIRECTOR can vary depending on the nature of the business/institution
Director of an arts organisation: 감독 (Gamdog) or 디렉터 (Dilegteo)
Director of a clinic or hospital: 원장 (Wonjang)
Director of a committee: 회장 (Hoejang)
Director of a corporation: 이사 (Isa)
Director of a government office/department: 청장 (Cheongjang)
Director of a research institute: 소장 (Sojang)
Director of a study institute: 원장 (Wonjang)

Others you may see: 실장 (Siljang), 소장 (Sojang), 센터장 (Senteojang), 협회장 (Hyeoghoejang), 부장 (Bujang) or 국장 (Gugjang)
When in doubt which title to use for a Director you can just use: 디렉터 (Director)

NOTE: In recent years, the following have been used, CEO and COO (full title of Chief Executive Office and Chief Operating Officer generally not often seen however).

K4E Note: If we have missed anything or if you have other terms you think we should add, let us know via info@korea4expats.com

Last Updated on 2017-01-04


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