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Chairman
 
 
Mr. Dong-Soo Choi
Chairman

 

Mr. Dong-Soo Cho is former Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association, serving during the term 2004-2006.
Mr. Choi has had extensive experience in general management, international banking, wholesale corporate banking, investment banking and asset and liability management through his various postings not only in Korea but overseas as well. He worked with The Chase Manhattan Bank in Seoul, Hong Kong and New York (1969-1985); with Westpac Banking Corporation in Seoul and Sydney (1985-1994); and with the LG Group in Seoul, Lodz (Poland) and Seattle (1994-1998).
He served as Director and Deputy President of Chohung Bank from August 1998 to February 2001. Mr. Choi moved to the academe in March 2001 when he joined Hanyang University in Seoul as Lecturer at the Graduate School of International Finance. One year later, he was appointed Deputy President & CFO of Hanssem Co. Ltd. in Seoul, and assumed added duty as President and CEO of the companyˇ¦s Beijing office in January 2003.
Mr. Choi was elected President and CEO of Chohung Bank in August 2003 and served in that capacity until March 2006. He was appointed Advisor to the CEO of Shinhan Bank following the merger of Chohung Bank and Shinhan Bank in April 2006, and occupied that position until March 2008.
Mr. Choi is now Director of Hansae Co. Ltd, manufacturer and exporter of garments, and concurrently Senior Advisor to Hanwha Group, the 10th largest business group in Korea.
Mr. Choi graduated from Seoul National University majoring in Business Administration. He attended the Graduate School of Foreign Trade at Sung Kyun Kwan University and the Executive Management Program of the School of Business Administration at the University of Washington.

 
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