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Career - The businessman that dreams of a greater Korea

PRODUCT INDEX

Early Years and Education

1935 years
Born in Haman, Gyeongsangnam-do (November 19)
1948 years
Enrolled in Gyeonggi Middle and High School
1955 years
Graduated Hibiya High School (Japan)
1959 years
Graduated Waseda University (Japan); Bachelor’s
degree in Applied Chemistry
1966 years
Graduated Illinois Institute of Technology (USA);
Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry
2005 years
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Waseda University
(Japan)
2013 years
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Illinois University
(USA)

Professional Experience

1970 years
President, Tongyang Nylon Co., Ltd.
1973 years
President, Tongyang Polyester Co., Ltd.
1975 years
President, Hyosung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
1976 years
President, Hyosung T&C Co., Ltd.
1981 years
Chairman, Hyosung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
1984 years
Chairman of the Board of Director,Tongyang
Education (Present)
1998 years
Chairman, Hyosung Corporation (Present)

Other Positions

1976 years
Chairman, Korea-Denmark Economic Cooperation
Council
1980 years
Chairman, Korea Volleyball Association
1993 years
President, Korea Economic Research Institute
1993 years
President, Waseda University Korean Alumni
Association (Present)
1996 years
Member of Board of Trustee, Illinois Institute of
Technology (Present)
2000 years
Chairman (Korea), Korea-U.S. Business Council
2000 years
Adjunct Member, Waseda University (Present)
2002 years
International Chairman, Pacific Basin Economic
Council
2005 years
Chairman, Korea-Japan Economic Association
2005 years
Chairman, Korea-Japan Cooperation Foundation for
Industry and Technology
2007 years
Chairman, the Federation of Korean Industries
2011 years
Emeritus Chairman, the Federation of Korean
Industries

Awards

1972 years
Tin Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit
1974 years
Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit
(The President of Korea)
1976 years
Presidential Award for Plant Saemaeul Movement
1980 years
The Order of Dannerbrog, H.M. Margrethe Ⅱ of
Denmark
1982 years
Sport Merit Medal, The President of Korea
1987 years
Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit
(The President of Korea)
1994 years
The Grand Prize of Korean Top Management,
The Korean Management Association
2000 years
International Leaders Award, Illinois Institute of
Technology
2009 years
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan
  • Chairman Suk-Rae Cho
  • Chairman Cho, delivering an inauguration speech for his chairmanship of the FKI (2007)
  • ’Korea Night’ events held during the World Economic Forum (WEF) (2009)
  • At the Korean Corporate Pavilion, EXPO 2010 Shanghai (2010)
  • Awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit (1987)