|(Cheong Wa Dae)|
Song quit in late July to run for chief of the ruling party.
A graduate of Seoul National University, Kwon earned his Ph.D from Harvard University. He has worked at the London office of ABN AMRO Bank and as deputy chief of the Moscow office of the International Monetary Fund.
He joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 after working as a senior IMF economist. (Yonhap)