CEO
For Daesung Group the future is sustainable co-existence
between our planet, its inhabitants, and business.
CEO BLOG

On behalf of all the employees of Daesung Group,
I would like to express my appreciation for all the support
you have unstintingly provided throughout our 70+ years of corporate history.

I firmly believe that we have a primary responsibility
to ensure the satisfaction of our customers and not simply
strive for profits. In other words, our duty is to create a
virtuous circle where the growth of business contributes to the growth
of society as a whole.


At Daesung Group our corporate philosophy is based on the concept of Pro bono publica,
and we believe that striving for the public good is the best profit model.
I will exert my utmost to see our 100 year vision of a sustainable coexistence between
our planet, its inhabitants and the corporate community becomes a reality.

Thank you.

  • 1984 - 1987Harvard Divinity School MDiv.
  • 1983 - 1984Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Special Student of Global Economics
  • 1977 - 1981University of Michigan Graduate School MBA, MCL
  • 1971 - 1975Seoul National University BA in Law and Public Administration
  • 1968 - 1971Kyunggi High School
  • 2000 - presentChairman & CEO, Daesung Group
  • 1997 – 2005Chairman, Korea Cable Television Gyeonggi Center Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2000CEO, Gyeongbuk City Gas Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 – 2001CEO, Daesung Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2000CEO, Daesung Automotive Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2000CEO, Changwon Carburetor Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2000President, Restructuring Division, Daesung Group
  • 1995 - 1997Vice President, Headquarters, Daesung Group
  • 1990 - 1993Managing Director, Changwon Carburetor Industrial Co., Ltd.,
    Managing Director, Headquarters, Daesung Group
  • 1988 - 1993Managing Director, Daesung Industrial Co., Ltd.,
    Director, Headquarters, Daesung Group
  • 1981 - 1983Citibank Seoul, Assistant Manager
  • 2016 - 2019Chair, World Energy Council (WEC)
  • 2013 - 2016Co-chair, World Energy Council (WEC)
  • 2015 Co-chair, 2015 National Committee for the 7th World Water Forum Korea
  • 2013 Co-chair, 2013 Daegu World Energy Congress Organizing Committee
  • 2012 - 2014Member, Energy Council of Korea
  • 2009 - 2013Executive Vice-chairman,
    2013 22nd Daegu World Energy Congress Organizing Committee
  • 2009 - 2012Chairman, Korea Foundation of International Culture Exchange (KOFICE)
  • 2009 - 2011Director, Daegu Bank
  • 2009 - 2011Chairman, Contents Korea Promotion Committee
  • 2005 - presentHonorary Dean, Seoul National University of Technology,
    Graduate School of Energy and Environment
  • 2005 - 2012Chairman, Daegu Association of Athletics Federations
    President, 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships Organization Committee
  • 2005 - 2011Vice-chairman, World Energy Council (WEC) for Asia-Pacific and South Asia
  • 2004 - presentChairman, Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
    Special Committee on Culture Industry
  • 2002 - presentKorea Representative, Korea-U.S. Business Council
  • 2002 - 2008Chairman, Korea City Gas Association
  • 2001 - 2011Honorary Consul, Mongolia
  • 2000 - presentChairman, Korea-Mongolia Economic Cooperation Committee
  • 1999 - 2011Korea Representative, APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)
    Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
  • 1998 - 2010Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Korea