- February 17, 1958 - August 2, 2012
- Fairfax, Virginia
of Chongman's Passing
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You were a very positive person, your LIGHT shined through-out the World Bank. Condolences to Kim family.
Posted by: Vanessa James - Alexandria, VA - World Bank colleague Aug 14, 2012
I’ve known and worked with Chongman for more than twenty years. He was literally “Mister World Bank Voice” during most of that time. Chongman was a unique spirit whose engineering adroitness was second to none. I was proud to have the opportunity to work under his leadership in establishing link connectivity for the Afghanistan Government Offices. It was a difficult project but Chongman keep everyone focused and energized. After the project was completed the mission team felt a deep sense
Posted by: Edward Hayes Aug 13, 2012
I met Chongman through my work about 10 years ago, and over that time, I had the opportunity to work with him professionally and to got to know him personally.
Chongman was a dedicated, hardworking, and a passionate professional; who was not afraid of speaking his mind, and expressing his true feelings.
Chongman did not speak much about his personal life, but when he did, I truly admired his love and dedication to his kids and extended family in the US
Posted by: Abe Tubbaji - Ashburn, VA - Friend and Colleague Aug 13, 2012
I will always remember CK as being a wonderful person....the same person who can get mad at you and a few hours later will stop by the office and ask "why do you have a sour face?????".
I have so many memories of the times we shared together and I will greatly miss him...I already do.
I hope that wherever he is, he will still be this wonderful person who marked my life in so many ways that it will be difficult
Posted by: Vanessa Baudin - Dakar - Colleague and Mentee and Friend Aug 13, 2012
I only had the pleasure of working with Chong Man a few times. What struck me was his intensity and magnetism - the way he reached out to you. I confess we sometimes faced a language barrier, but I swear no matter what he was saying or whether I could even understand him, his energy and charisma convinced me!
Chong Man created a wake in his path wherever he went. We at the WB were so lucky to have him.
Posted by: Julie Warnus - Tucson, AZ - work colleague Aug 12, 2012
I was going through some of my old videos at home and I came across a training video from the World Bank. Chongman and I played a a very humorous acting characters in that training course. He always used to say with a smile, "Those GUYS at IFC, are you causing trouble again". That 's how I always remembered him, his endless sense of humor and zest for life. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by: Mohammad Yahyazadeh - Washington, DC - Colleague Aug 10, 2012
This was the last email I received from Chongman
June 8, 2012.
"He he, thank you. Next time, I will call you with some good stuff...
Sent from my iPhone 4s"
Since Chongman's retirement, I would occassionaly received this kind of email request from him. I have worked with him in ISGGC since 2005. During those years I have never heard nor seen him upset. Chongman was always jolly with hi smile and positive attitude. I remembered calling him Chongman the Happy Man. You will be sadly missed, God is with you as you rest in peace Ckay.
Posted by: Alicia Owen - Washington, DC Aug 08, 2012
Although I only worked with Chong-Man on a limited basis, he was very inspiring and always imparted the “can do” attitude and instilled confidence in me.
Posted by: Nadine - Lorton, VA - Co-Worker Aug 08, 2012
I had the pleasure of spending a month with Chongman in Chennai, India setting up the World Banks new accounting office. On our first night he insisted we find a korean restaurant - it turned out to be someones house which made the experience even better. He had a zest for life and passion for his work. At the end of our mission we had time to explore the shore temples along the cost and Chongman took some fabulous pictures.
Posted by: Bob Malloy - Alexandria, VA - Co-Worker Aug 07, 2012
I first met Chongman when I started working at the World Bank in 1999 as part of the videoconferencing team. He was always funny but yet serious and I can remember him coming into the NOC in his sharp suits ready to troubleshoot. It was sad to hear of his passing and with the impression he left on many...he will truly be missed! Rest In Peace Chongman!!!
Posted by: Alicia Houston - Fort Washington, MD - former co-worker at The World Ba Aug 06, 2012