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    • 조석래 Cho, Suck-rai
    • 효성그룹 회장
      Chairman, Hyosung Group

    1935년생. 일본 와세다대 이공학부, 미국 일리노이 공과대학원(lT) 졸업. 동양나이론(주), 효성중공업(주), 효성물산(주) 대표이사 사장, 대한배구협회 회장, 한국경제연구원 원장, 태평양경제협의회(PBEC) 국제회장 역임.
    현재 전국경제인연합회 회장, (주)효성 회장, 한일 경제협회 회장, 한미재계회의 위원장.

    [Present]
    - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyosung Corporation (since 1982)
    - Honorary Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (since 2011)
    - Chairman of Korea-Japan Economic Association (since 2005)
    - Chairman of Korea-Japan Cooperation Foundation for Industry and Technology (since 2005)
    - Chairman of the Board of Director, Tongyang Education (since 1984)
    - Member of Board of Trustee ; Illinois of Technology (since 1996)

    [Former]
    - 1970. 5. President, Hyosung Tongyang Nylon Co., Ltd.
    - 1973. 5. President, Hyosung Polyester Co., Ltd.
    - 1974. 3. Board of Director, Korea National Skills Competition
    - 1974. 4. Director, Korea Scout Association
    - 1975. 10. President, Hyosung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    - 1976. 12. President, Hyosung Trading Co., Ltd.
    - 1976. 12. Chairman, Korea-Denmark Economic Cooperation Council
    - 1980. 9. Chairman, Korea Volleyball Association
    - 1981. 2. Chairman, Hyosung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    - 1981. 2. Vice Chairman, Korea-Japan Economic Association
    - 1987. 2. Vice Chairman, The Federation of Korean Industries
    - 1992. 1. Chairman, The 26th Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) Seoul IGM Organizing Committee
    - 1992. 9. Member of Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum
    - 1993. 2. President, Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI)
    - 1993. 10. Vice President, Korea-U.S Business Council
    - 1994. 5. Chairman of Korea, Pacific Basin Economic
    - 1994. 6. Korea Representative, APEC PBF(Pacific Business Forum)
    - 1998. 3. Chairman, Hyosung Tongyang Nylon Co., Ltd.
    - 1999. 3. Vice Chairman, Pacific Basin Economic Council
    - 2000. Chairman of Korea-U.S Business Council (2000-2009)
    - 2002. 5. Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (2002-2003)
    - 2004. Emeritus Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (2004)
    - Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (2007 - 2011)
    - Chairman of Korea Economic Research Institute (2007-2011)

    [Education]
    - 1955. 3. Hibiya High School, Tokyo, Japan
    - 1959. 3. B.S., Applied Chemistry, Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan
    - 1965. 2. M.S., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Il, USA
    - 2005. 3. Honorary Doctorate of Science, Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan

    [ Prize and Award ]
    - 1974. Bronze Tower Order, The President of Korea for Contribution to the Development of Export Industries
    - 1980. The Order of Dannerbrog, H.M. Margrethe Il of Denmark
    - 1982. Sport Merit Medal, The President of Korea
    - 1987. Gold Tower Order, The President of Korea for Contribution to the Development of Technology
    - 1994. The Grand Prize of Korean Top Management, The Korean Management Association
    - 2000. International Leaders Awards, Illinois Institute of Technology, Il, USA
    - 2009. Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan

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