About Poongsan


  • Chairman & CEO of Poongsan Group, a nonferrous metals conglomerate with annual sales of US $2.9 billion
  • Chairman & CEO of PMX Industries, Inc., U.S.A.
  • Chairman, Pyongsan Scholarship Foundation
  • Board Chairman, The Pearl S. Buck Foundation Korea

  • Vice Chairman, Federation of Korean Industries (F.K.I.)
  • Vice Chairman, Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
  • Vice Chairman, Korea Defense Industry Association
  • Member, The Trilateral Commission
  • Member, The Korea-France Club

  • Board Member, America's Promise
  • Board Member, The First Tee
  • Vice Chairman, Korea Mecenat Association
  • Trustee, George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation
  • Board Visitor, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City University of New York

  • B.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


  • Korean-American Friendship Award, Korea on September 22, 2016
  • Order of Civil Merit, Moran (Peony) Medal, Korea on October. 5, 2012
  • Order of Industrial Service Merit, Gold Tower, Korea on March. 16, 2005