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Current Members

    • 홍석현 Hong, Seok-hyun
    • 중앙 홀딩스 회장 ; 전 중앙일보, JTBC 회장; 전 주미대사
      Former Chairman and CEO, Joongang Ilbo, JTBC

    1941년 10월 20일생

    1968. 2: 경기고등학교 졸업
    1972. 2: 서울대학교 전자공학과 졸업
    1978. 1: 美 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 산업공학 석사
    1980. 4: 美 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 경제학 박사

    1977. 3 - 83. 3: 세계은행(World Bank) Economist
    1985. 4 - 86. 9: 한국개발연구원 ( KDI ) 연구위원
    1986. 9 - 94. 3: 삼성코닝(株) 상무, 전무, 부사장
    1994. 3 - 99. 9: 중앙일보 사장
    1999.10 - 05. 2: 중앙일보 회장
    2005. 2 - 05.9: 주미 한국 대사
    2006. 12 - 현재: 중앙일보 대표이사 회장
    2011. 02-현재: jTBC 대표이사

    2002. 5 - 05. 2: WAN(세계신문협회) 회장
    2003. 3 - 05. 2: 한국신문협회 회장
    2003. 6 - 현재: 세계문화오픈(World Culture Open)조직위원회 조직위원장

    Dr. Seok Hyun HONG is the chairman and CEO of JMnet (JoongAng Media Network), the largest media group in Korea, comprising newspapers, broadcasting, Internet and magazines. In addition to JoongAng Ilbo, Korea's most widely-read daily news publication, JMnet publishes five newspapers, including the IHT-JoongAng Daily, which is a collaboration with the International Herald Tribune. JMnet owns 25 media organizations in total, including three cable broadcasting channels, three Internet sites and twelve leading periodicals, such as Newsweek Korea and Forbes Korea.
    He also has devoted his expertise to developing Korea's media. He served as president of the World Association of Newspapers from 2002 to 2005, and president of the Korea Association of Newspapers from 2003 to 2005.
    During his career, Dr. Hong has been active in public service. He has worked at the World Bank from 1977 to 1983, and was also Senior Fellow at the Korea Development Institute in the 1980s. In 2005, he served as Korean ambassador to the United States.
    Dr. Hong was born on October 20, 1949, and is a native of South Korea. He received his B.S. in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, his M.S. in industrial Engineering, and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.


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