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Ex-U.S. Amb. Lippert joins Boeing as vice president for international affairs

2017/04/25 05:52

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has joined U.S. aircraft giant Boeing as vice president of international affairs, a news report said Monday.

The Politico report has no further details, including when Lippert join the company and under what conditions.

Lippert served as ambassador to South Korea from 2014 to 2017.

A long-time adviser to former President Barack Obama, Lippert also served in key posts at the National Security Council and at the Pentagon under the Obama administration.

While in Seoul as ambassador, he suffered a knife attack in early 2015 that left deep gashes on his face and wrist that required more than 80 stitches. His calm reaction and handling of the attack drew wide acclaim among Korean people and the incident made him a sort of symbol of the firmness of the Korea-U.S. alliance.