Lee Kun-hee

Chairman at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Lee Kun-hee

Lee Kun-hee

Chairman at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

Samsung Group
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Telecommunications America LLC

RelSci Relationships

745

Number of Boards

1

Birthday

01/09/1942 - South Korea

Age

76

Number of Awards

20

Estimated Net Worth

$15.1B

Relationships
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Dean, Faculty of Liberal Education at Seoul National University

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Vice Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Executive Director & Head-Southwest Asian Region at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Head of Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

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Executive Vice President-Global Strategy at Samsung Group

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President & Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Sibling
Former Sales Executive at Shinsegae Co., Ltd.

Shinsegae Co., Ltd. engages in the operation of department stores. It provides food, luxury boutique, fashion goods, bags, shoes, clothes, sports and outdoor wear, household goods, restaurants, event hall and other services. The company was founded on December 9, 1955 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Child
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Education at Seoul National University

Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence. The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.

Child
President & Chief Executive Officer at Hotel Shilla Co., Ltd.

Hotel Shilla Co Samsung Group Affiliate THE SHILLA borrows its name from THE SHILLA Dynasty which made the most splendid bloom of culture and arts with its thousand years of history. The Hotel opened in March of 1979, following the intention of the late Mr. Byung Chul Lee, the founder of the Samsung Group. Hosting numerous state visits and international events, it has played the role of locomotive for the service industry in Korea with pride and responsibility as ‘the face representing the Samsung Group’ and ‘the hotel representing Korea’. The Best Hospitality Company THE SHILLA maintains elegance and a tradition of winning guests’ hearts with the aim of becoming ‘the best hospitality company’. By joining LHW, it is on par with the most luxurious hotels in the world. Meanwhile, it has added modernistic design elements on top of the roof called tradition, thus going through changes to make itself a premium life style space that upgrades the quality of life. In addition, with its know-how as a service company in the background, it started a duty-free shop business, and has built its image as the best global distribution company. Also, it is expanding its business into commissioned management of fitness facilities with five-star hotels in Korea and abroad as well as into the restaurant business. THE SHILLA promises to be a globally prestigious hospitality company that offers the best value for money by making creative innovations and continuously taking on challenges.

Child
President, Fashion Group at Samsung C&T Corp.

Samsung C&T Corp is engaged in the provision of provides construction, engineering, and amusement park management services. It operates through following business divisions: Construction, Fashion, Resort, Bio, Trading, and Meal Service. The company was founded on December 23, 1963 and is headquartered at Seoul, South Korea.

Child-In-Law
Former President-Executive Board at Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd.

Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of engineering, construction and project management services. It operates through the Chemical Engineering and Non-Chemical Engineering business divisions. The Chemical Engineering division provides petropolitics, gas, upstream, and others. The Non-Chemical Engineering division offers infrastructure, plants, water treatment construction, and others. The company was founded on January 20, 1970 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Sibling In Law
Chairman at Our Home Ltd.

Our Home Ltd. operates restaurants and manufactures food products. Its businesses areas are Food Manufacturing, Food Service, Dine Out Business, and Food Material. The Food Manufacturing business manufactures ready-to-eat soup, smoked chicken breast, meatloaf cheese and meatloaf original. The Food Service business offers catering services for companies and schools. The Dine Out Business operates fine dining and casual restaurants and bake shops and offers catering services for wedding and party events. The Food Material business supplies and distributes Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme approved food materials using the cold chain system. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Spouse
Former Director at Ho-Am Art Museum

Parent, Deceased

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. provides marketing services for consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products. It delivers digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, information technoogy and home appliance products. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

Education
Doctorate Degree

Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence. The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.

Attendee

Waseda University is a Tokyo-based private university that offers various degree programs. As the second private university to be founded in Japan, Waseda University is considered to be one of Japan's most prestigious universities, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. The University has many notable alumni in Japan, with seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, including Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of UNIQLO and wealthiest man in Japan. Waseda University's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku. Apart from the main campus in Shinjuku, It has other campuses around the country, including Toyama Campus and Nishi-Waseda Campus in Shinjuku; Nihonbashi Campus in Chuo-ku; Higashifushimi Campus in Nishitokyo; Tokorozawa Campus in Tokorozawa; Honjo Campus in Honjo, Saitama; and Kitakyushu Campus in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The university has more than fifty thousand students and staff, comprising 13 undergraduate schools, 23 graduate schools, and other research and affiliated institutes, and is one of the 13 universities in the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's ""Global 30"" Project. It has partnerships with more than 600 universities and tertiary institutions, with many international students studying abroad at Waseda University each year. Established in 1882 as the Tokyo College by Okuma Shigenobu, the school was renamed Waseda University in 1902 after the founder's hometown village.

MBA

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB or GW School of Business) is the business school of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., United States. The GW School of Business is a top-tier institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate business degrees in a variety of programs.

Memberships
Member
1996 - Current

International Olympic Committee organises olympic games and sports. The games of the Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games) are celebrated during the first year of an Olympiad and the Olympic winter games during its third year. The first games of the Olympiad of modern times were celebrated in Athens, Greece in 1896. The IOC’s role is: to encourage and support the promotion of ethics in sports as well as education of youth through sport and to dedicate its efforts to ensuring that, in sports, the spirit of fair play prevails and violence is banned, to encourage and support the organisation, development and coordination of sport and sports competitions, to ensure the regular celebration of the olympic games, to cooperate with the competent public or private organisations and authorities in the endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace, to take action in order to strengthen the unity and to protect the independence of the olympic movement and to act against any form of discrimination affecting the olympic movement. The organisation was founded in 1894 by French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Career History
Chairman
Current

Samsung Group manufactures passive, discrete semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. It also makes dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), other memory chips and electronic products including LCD panels, DVD players, and cellular phones. The company was founded in 1938 and is located in Seoul, South Korea.

Chairman
Current

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacturing and selling of electronics and computer peripherals. The company operates through following business divisions: Consumer Electronics, Information Technology & Mobile Communications and Device Solutions. The Consumer Electronics business division provides cable television, monitor, printer, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and medical devices. The Information Technology & Mobile Communications business division offers handheld products, communication systems, computers and digital cameras. The Device Solutions business division comprises of memory, system large scale integrated circuit and light emitting diode. The company was founded on January 13, 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

Chief Executive Officer & President
Prior

Samsung Telecommunications America LLC develops and markets communication products. Its products include cell phones, wireless infrastructure systems, analog and digital key phone systems and printers. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Richardson, TX.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
1987 - Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2011

The George Washington University has educated generations of international leaders and advanced the understanding of important global issues since 1821. The Elliott School of International Affairs, named in honor of former GW President Lloyd H. Elliott and his wife Evelyn, is dedicated to this mission. The school trains students in the theory and practice of international affairs, offering them in-depth analysis of international economic, political, scientific and cultural issues. The School's curriculum is interdisciplinary.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #68
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #75
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #112
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires