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    • 이장한 Jang-Han Rhee
    • 종근당 회장
      CEO of Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation

    종근당 이장한 회장은 미국 미주리주립대학교 대학원 언론학 석사를 취득한 후 2006년 고려대학교에서 언론학 박사학위를 수여 받았다.

    1986년 안성유리공업 상무 취임을 시작으로 한국로슈, 한국롱프랑로라에서 경영수업을 받았다. 1993년 종근당 회장에 취임한 후 이회장은 신약개발을 통한 글로벌 제약기업육성을 위해 연구조직을 확대 개편하고 연구인력 양성에 주력한 결과 2003년 항암제 신약 캄토벨을 개발하는데 성공하였으며 한국바이오협 회장 및 한국제약협회 회장으로 선출되어 제약산업이 한국의 차세대 국가중심산업으로 성장할 수 있도록 인프라 구축에 힘썼다.

    한국경영자총협회 부회장(1993년~현재), 전국경제인엽합회 한국-이탈리아 경제협력위원회 위원장(2007년~현재), 서울대 생명공학공동연구원 Korea 바이오 경제포럼 회장(2008년~현재), 전국경제인연합회 한미재계회의 의약의료분과 위원장(2009년~현재) 및 한국메세나협회 부회장(2012년~현재)을 역임하고 있다.

    회사경영 능력과 신약개발의 성과를 인정받아 지난 2000년 국민보건증진에 기여한 공로로 국민훈장 모란장을 수훈한 바 있으며 2010년에는 1억불 수출탑 수상과 더불어 수출에 이바지한 공로로 금탑산업훈장을 수훈하였다.

    Jang-Han Rhee, CEO of Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation (“CKD”) received his Master’s degree from the School of Journalism at Missouri State University. In 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass Communication from Korea University.

    Starting out as an Executive Director at An-Sung Glass Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Rhee has built his professional career at Roche Korea and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Korea Pharmaceutical Company. Inaugurated as CEO of CKD in 1993, he has concentrated his efforts on extending and reorganizing R&D center and on fostering research personnel to develop CKD as a global pharmaceutical company.
    With his dedication and devotion, CKD was able to develop Camtobell, a new anti-cancer drug in 2003. As the Chairman of both Korea Biotechnology Industrial Organization and Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association, Rhee strived to establish an infrastructure in Korea’s pharmaceutical field to develop it as Korea’s next-generation core industry.

    Rhee has served as Vice Chairman of The Korean Employers Federation (1993~Present), Chairman of Korea-Italy Economic Cooperation Committee of The Federation of Korean Industries (2007~Present), Chairman of KOREA Bio-Economy Forum (2008~Present), Chairman of Korea-U.S. Business Council Health Technology Working Group (2009~Present) and Vice Chairman of Korea Mecenat Association (2012~Present).

    The Korean government granted Rhee distinguished awards in recognition of his professional dedication and achievements in development of new medicines. Rhee received the “Order of Civil Merit, Moran Medal” for his contribution to improving national health (2000) and the “Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit” for his leadership in export business along with “$100 Million Exports” award of the company in 2010.

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