Central Bank of the DPR of Korea

Brief History

Established in 1946, the central bank plays the leading role in the banking system of the DPR of Korea and is the country’s sole bank of issue. It is also responsible for loans and deposits and for adjustments in currency circulation. It reviews and licenses the establishment and business of all commercial banks, including foreign investment banks.


Kim Chon Gyun
Appointed in August 2012.

Vice Governors

Sin Chang Song
Han Dae Song
Jang Sam Yong

Departmental Heads


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