Role of the President
The President of the Organization is elected by the General Assembly for a period of four years.
INTERPOL's Constitution requires that the President:
- Preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;
- Ensure that the activities of the Organization are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
- Maintain, as far as possible, direct and constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization.
The role of President is part-time and unpaid, with the holder retaining their full-time post within their national authority.
Kim Jong Yang's biography
INTERPOL’s current President is Kim Jong Yang, who was elected at the 87th General Assembly in Dubai in November 2018. Mr Kim will serve as President until 2020, completing the four-year mandate of his predecessor Mr Meng, who resigned in 2018.
2015-2018 Vice President, INTERPOL Executive Committee
2012-2015 Delegate, INTERPOL Executive Committee
2014 Commissioner, Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency
2013 Director General, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Korean National Police Agency (KNPA)
2012 Commissioner, Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency
2011 Head of INTERPOL NCB Seoul
Director General, Foreign Affairs Bureau, KNPA
2010 Director General, National Security Department, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency
2009 Director General, Students Guidance Department, Korean National Police University
2007 Police Attaché, Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles, USA
2005 Assistant Secretary, Information and Policy Monitoring Office, Office of the President
2004 Chief, Seoul Seongbuk Police Station
2001 Chief, Ulsan Jungbu Police Station
2000 Director, Public Security and Traffic Affairs Division, Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency
1999 Chief, Gyeongnam Gosung Police Station
1995 Section Chief, Intelligence Division III, KNPA
1993 Head, Investigation Division, Pusan Jungbu Police Station
1992 Head, Anti-crimes Division, Pusan Nambu Police Station