KOR - 최영림(崔英林, 1930년/1929년 11월 20일 ~ )은 조선민주주의인민공화국의 정치인이다. 함경북도 경흥군에서 출생하였다.
만경대혁명학원과 김일성종합대학을 졸업한 뒤 1956년 당 조직지도부 책임지도원으로 정치를 시작하였다. 1970년 조선로동당 중앙위원을 시작으로 80년 김일성 주석 책임비서, 93년 정무원 부총리, 1990년 노동당 정치국 후보위원(현직), 92년 금속공업부장을 역임한 김정일 위원장에 충성파로 알려졌다. 최영림은 또, 1997년 노동당 청진시당 조직대표, 2005년 최고인민회의 상임위 서기장, 2009년 7월에 평양시黨 책임비서에 선출되었다. 2010년 6월 7일에 최고인민회의 제12기 3차 회의에서 김영일을 승계하여 내각 국무총리로 선임되었다.
ENG - Choe Yong-rim (KCNA: Choe Yong Rim, Korean: 최영림, born 20 November 1930) is the Premier (naegak ch’ongri, 내각 총리) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) since June 2010 and Workers' Party of Korea central committee presidium member since September 2010.
Choe is described by the New York Times as a "KWP insider" and a "confidant of Kim Jong-Il's family."
Choe succeeded Kim Yong-il as premier during a rare second parliamentary session in 2010.
It was speculated that Kim was ousted partly because of the failed currency reforms which took place in early 2010. According to South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, he reportedly apologized publicly for the mishaps before stepping down. Kim's departure and Choe's elevation coincided with the dismissal of various other ministers in the cabinet who were ostensibly blamed for the failed reforms. The event was seen by analysts as achieving two purposes: settling public outcry over the currency valuation fiasco and engineering a political climate more favourable towards the succession of Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader's youngest son.
As premier, Choe is the head of government in the DPRK, which means he appoints ministers and vice-premiers, who are confirmed by the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), and he is also responsible for economic and domestic policy. Officially, Choe is part of a triumvirate that heads the executive branch of North Korea, each with powers equivalent to one-third of those held by a president in pr. sidential systems. Choe Yong-rim heads the government while Kim Yong-nam who is the parliament chairman handles foreign relations and Chairman Kim Jong-il of National Defense Commission commands the armed forces.