Commemorative Lecture

Picture Jong Yong Yun

Jong Yong Yun
  • Vice Chairman and CEO, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Graduated (in Electronic Engineering) from Seoul National University in 1966 and entered the SAMSUNG Group in the same year. He was appointed as Vice President and Representative Director of the Consumer Electronics Business Group in 1990, President of SAMSUNG Japan Headquarters in 1995, President and CEO of SAMUSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. in 1996, and has served in his present position since 1999. He completed the Senior Executive Course at MIT Sloan School in 1988. He received the Chang-jo (Gold) Medal for Contribution to Science Technology from the Korean Government in 2003 as well as the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Management from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 1998. He was selected as one of "The Top 25 Managers of the Year" by Business Week and as "Asia's Businessman of the Year" by Fortune in 2000. He serves as Chairman of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea, President of the Federation of Korean Information Industries and others.

  • [The Globalization of Samsung Electronics]
  • He graduated from Princeton University in 1952. After serving in the US Army in Korea, he commenced his 38 year journalistic career in 1955, including 25 years with the Washington Post beginning in 1968 where he covered US Politics, Northeast Asia as Tokyo correspondent from 1972 to 1975 and was Diplomatic Correspondent for 17 years. He is the author of five books, including his recent biography of the late Senator and Ambassador Mike Mansfield. He has won the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence, Georgetown University's annual Edward Weintal prize for diplomatic reporting and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Award exemplary service to the nation. He has served as visiting professor at Princeton University and president of Overseas Writers. He is a member of the Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations and is currently program chair of the Washington Institute on Foreign Affairs.
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